I get a lot of questions on mayo. Years ago, I remember I had no idea how mayo was made. When I learned how simple it was, I never bought a commercial jar again.

The beauty of making your own mayo is that you use a good quality oil. Commercial brands all use oils that are damaging to our health, like soybean oil or canola oil. Don’t be fooled by clever marketing: if a company boasts of olive oil, check the ingredient list. Often times, olive oil is not the only oil.

For this Quick Jar Mayo, I use avocado oil. It’s a healthy oil that our bodies recognize. I also use an immersion blender and a mason jar; it can’t get any easier. You could also make this mayo in a blender or a food processor but you will need to pour the oil in very slowly. That’s why I love this version so much: everything goes in the jar and blitz! Magic happens and delicious mayo gets made.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup avocado oil
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1.5 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch of pink Himalayan salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put all the ingredients in the jar.
  2. Insert the blender end of an immersion blender and blend for one to two minutes.
  3. Refrigerate immediately.
  4. The mayo will thicken with time but if you still find it too thin, you can use 2 tsp of dijon mustard instead of 1.
  5. Enjoy!