Homemade Mayonnaise

By |May 11th, 2012|Mayonnaise|2 Comments|

I made some homemade mayo a few weeks ago and although I loved it, Perry and Krestan both thought it was too ‘coconutty’.  I used a mixture of melted coconut oil and extra-virgin olive oil.  The coconut flavour really did rather take over and it was detectable in everything I added it to.  So today I decided to try using half extra-virgin olive oil and half avocado oil.  I think this is definitely a better combination as the flavour isn’t anywhere near as strong.  I also do not worry about the eggs being raw, although I know some people are squeamish about this.  The eggs we use are pastured and are very fresh, so I don’t concern myself about it.  I’m so thankful that I have a Vitamix.  It makes life so much easier when it comes to things like making homemade mayo 🙂
Here’s what I did…
I put 3 pastured eggs into the Vitamix.
Then I added 1 1/4 teaspoons mustard powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons Celtic sea salt and 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice.
I turned the Vitamix on and quickly turned the speed up to #10 and then on to high.  Next, I slowly streamed in 4/5 cup of avocado oil and 4/5 cup extra-virgin olive oil.
And in about 1 minute, I had this lovely, creamy homemade mayonnaise.  YUM!