Mayonnaise and healthy don’t often go together; mayo is far from the top of the health food list. I get it. But guys, it doesn’t have to be bad. Mayo earned a bad reputation from gloopy (that’s a word, right?) store-bought gunk full of preservatives, questionable oils like partially hydrogenated vegetable oils or soybean oil, and the ever mysterious “natural flavorings”.
Let me introduce you to real mayonnaise. Homemade healthy mayonnaise. Full of flavor, healthy mono-saturated fat, and nothing you can’t pronounce.
After a couple of months of making my own mayonnaise some store-bought mayonnaise actually made me gag. I may be eating a lot less sandwiches now that I’m gluten-free, but mayonnaise isn’t just for sandwiches! This homemade healthy mayonnaise makes an excellent base for dips and dressings. It’s silky. It’s tangy. It’s everything you never knew you wanted from mayonnaise. And, it’s not hard to make. Really.
The hardest part of making homemade mayonnaise is the whisking. I’m going to tell you my secret; the one thing I do that helps my mayonnaise turn out perfect every time.
It’s an immersion blender. Specifically, this KitchenAid Hand Blender. The whisk attachment for this thing is a game changer. I can now make mayonnaise, Hollandaise, lemon curd, and all sorts of wonderful whisk required recipes without feeling like my arm is going to fall off.
Even without an immersion blender, mayonnaise isn’t terribly hard to make. Just remember to start slow while adding your oil, and whisk vigorously.
Do you make any condiments at home? What’s your favorite way to use mayonnaise? Comment below!