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homemade mayonnaise
August 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Coconut Mayonnaise

Servings: 1 1/2 cups Preparation Time: 5 minutes

* 1 whole egg

* 2 egg yolks

* 1 tablespoon mustard

* 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

* 1/2 teaspoon salt 

* 1/4 teaspoon pepper

* 1/2 cup Virgin Coconut Oil (melted if solid)

* 1/2 cup virgin olive oil

Place the eggs, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into a food processor or blender. Blend briefly for a few seconds. With the processor or blender running on low speed, start adding your oils very slowly. Start out with drops and then work up to about a 1/16-inch stream. This will take a few minutes. Continue blending until all the oil is used up and there is no free standing oil.

Homemade mayo tastes so much better than store bought, and it is much healthier because there are no trans-fats. The key to a successful batch of mayo is the oils. Actually, patience is the real key here. The adding-the-oils process can take up to five minutes, so be prepared. Your arm may get tired. Don't say I didn't warn you. After placing the first six ingredients in the blender, blend it very briefly. All you want to do is mix the stuff together, so don't overdo it. Next, pour the two oils together into a liquid measuring cup with a spout and with the blender running on a low speed, start adding the oils into the blender in drops. Shall I emphasize that? Seriously, it needs to be drops. Tiny drops. After about a minute or so, gradually start working the oils up to a stream. Again, a TINY stream. Like the size of a needle. And it needs to be steady. Not a stop-and-go type of stream. Just a tiny, steady, stream. Once you've worked up to a stream you can increase the blender speed to about medium. You be the judge. When you've got only about 1/4 of a cup left you can increase the stream just a bit, but never, ever just dump the oil in. If you add the oils too quickly the mayo will turn into a curdled, oily mixture instead of whipping up into a thick, creamy spread. And it'll stay that way. You won't be able to save it. You can use any type of mustard you like for this recipe. The classic is Dijon. Same thing for the pepper. Any type you like. White pepper is the one to go to if you don't want black specks in your mayo but go ahead with the black if you don't mind the looks so much. So that's that! Making your own mayonnaise is really very easy. Just be patient with adding the oils and it'll turn out perfect.


  • LeslieFaye
    August 19, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    I took advice from some of the comments and changed it to 3 egg yolks (no whites) and 2/3 coconutoil 1/3 olive oil

  • ziff130
    by ziff130
    August 19, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    oooh!! This looks fun! :) I may be trying it soon.

  • smurfy88
    August 20, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    I like using avocado instead of mayo on my sandwhiches

  • LeslieFaye
    September 14, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    Quoting smurfy88:

    I like using avocado instead of mayo on my sandwhiches

    I do this too

  • smurfy88
    September 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM


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