Mayo. Some people love it, some people hate it. It’s been derided for years as unhealthy, but we struggle to find the “unhealthfulness” part of it. That’s because at it’s core, mayo is simply an amalgamation of oil, acid, and eggs. Throw some salt in there, maybe some spices, and you’re done.
Sometimes the acid used is lemon juice, sometimes it’s a vinegar. But it’s a really simple condiment that often gets a bad rap. And with the ingredients in the most common-bought mayo, there’s a good reason for that.
If you’ve got an immersion blender, or a powerful blender like a Vitamix, Ninja, or Blendtec, you can make homemade mayo in less than 5 minutes. The great part? Use whatever your oil of choice is, as long as it’s liquid at room temperature. Walnut oil mayonnaise? We’ve never had it, but yup—you can do it.
Many standard supermarket mayos have natural/artificial flavors among other chemicals and preservatives, which will immediately rule them out from inclusion on Realgredients.
It takes three ingredients to make Mayonnaise. egg (whole/yolk), oil, acid (vinegar/lemon juice) (+spices)