August 22, 2013 By satisfyingeats 102 Comments

You either LOVE or hate mayonnaise. I personally LOVE it.  I can probably thank my dad for this.  I grew up eating mayo sandwiches (I know… not good), mayo in my peas from our garden, and mayo in my mashed potatoes!  I prefer mayo over ketchup ANY day of the week.

It is IMPOSSIBLE to find healthy and good tasting mayo in the store, but making your own mayo is EASY if you have the right tools. I have found that it is NOT the recipe that is usually flawed but the technique or tool that you use. I use my KitchenAid Food Processor to make my mayo, it’s so easy!!  There is a tiny hole in the apparatus that presses the food down that allows you to pour your oil in, and then it drizzles out!  Hands Free Mayo!  Before using my food processor, I had MANY failed attempts at mayo but this method using the food processor is fool-proof!

Don’t have a food processor or immersion blender??  Check out this Manual Food Processor. This is how your grandmother would have made mayo (just not as fancy).

WHY you should make your own mayo

First of all, homemade Mayo taste SO MUCH better than the stuff in the store, at least this recipe does. More importantly, traditional mayo that you buy in the store is made with soybean or canola oil, which is a big NO-NO! Vegetable oils have been glorified as healthy for years now, while saturated fat has been given the boot.  This is the furthest thing from the truth! Canola oil has been one of the BIGGEST Marketing Lies.  It is being pushed down our throats as healthy and this IS NOT TRUE.  Even Whole Foods uses it in all of their prepared foods! :’-(  Maybe I should send them my recipe!!

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Why you shouldn’t use vegetable oils

  1. Canola, corn and other vegetable oils are usually made from GMOs.
  2. These oils are HIGHLY processed, unlike Virgin Coconut oil, butter and the real deal, lard.
  3. Vegetable oils contain HIGH amounts of Omega 6, throwing off the Omega 6 : Omega 3 ratio which should be 1:1.
  4. Veggie oils should not be used in cooking due to high heat causing the oil to oxidize.
  5. Vegetable oils contain high levels of polyunsaturated fats that oxidize in our bodies, which can lead to inflammation and clogged arteries.

For More Information, see: Wellness Mama, Authority Nutrition, Chris Kresser, Dr. Mercola It’s not Saturated Fats we should be worried about consuming in our diets, but these Deceitful vegetable oils that are hidden in MOST, if not ALL, of our processed foods!

My Favorite Recipes using Mayo

Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Extra Zesty Ranch Dressing

Salmon Burger with Lemon Mayo

OMG Bangin’ Shrimp Salad

Reuben Sandwich with Russian Sauce

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Bacon-Broccoli Salad

About this recipe Some people have had great success with also using a blender or immersion blender, but I find that I have PERFECT mayo every time with my food processor!  I have also kept this recipe SIMPLE!  Some of my recipes call for just the yolk or just the white for different reasons.  I wanted a mayo that I didn’t have to use just the  yolk, and this recipe works GREAT with the whole egg! NOTE: Be sure to use eggs from a healthy, trusted source.  Most people worry about raw eggs, but there is no need to worry if you purchase pastured (NOT pasteurized) eggs from a local farmer whose chickens freely roam, eat off of the land and are well-cared for.   There are MANY more cases of salmonella from processed, cooked foods than from using pastured, raw eggs.  Just a thought.

Best Homemade Mayo

Makes a little over 2 cups


    • 2 whole pastured eggs
    • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
    • 3/4 tsp. salt
    • 2 tsp. prepared mustard
    • 2 cups light olive oil (not a vegetable blend)


  1. Blend eggs, vinegar, salt, and mustard in food processor. While machine is running, slowly add oil, VERY SLOWLY!! Continue until all of the oil has been added and the eggs and oil have formed an emulsion or Mayonnaise. Taste for salt and adjust if needed.

    Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Adapted from Satisfying Eats Cookbook

Some people use mayonnaise on sandwiches, in recipes and even dip their fries in it. How do you like your mayonnaise the best?

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About satisfyingeats

“…no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” ~ Julia Child

Melissa is the mother of 2 beautiful boys and the creator of the Satisfying Eats Blog. She has also authored two cookbooks, Satisfying Eats and Comforting Eats, out of her love for Southern food but with a grain-free twist.

From an early age, Melissa has always loved to cook, and after going grain-free almost three years ago, she has had to relearn everything she thought she knew about great cooking so that she could continue to create delicious recipes. Creating tasty Grain-Free Southern food and helping everyone she can along the way is her passion.

Melissa graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science.