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  • 1 - egg
  • 1/2 teaspoons - dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoons - salt
  • 2 tablespoons - lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups - light olive oil (not extra virgin)
  • Directions:

    Place the egg, dry mustard, salt and lemon juice in the blender. Add 1/4 cup of the oil and whirl until well mixed - about 20-30 seconds.

    Most Important Part!! - Remaining job is to incorporate remaining 1 cup oil into the mixture. To do this, you must pour very slowly ... the skinniest drizzle you can manage and still have movement in the oil. It takes about 3 minutes or so; drizzle slowly. If using a blender, you'll hear the pitch change as liquid starts to form the emulsion.

    Eventually the substance in the blender starts to look like regular mayonnaise. Do not lose nerve and consider dumping; just continue to drizzle until all the olive oil is in the mixture and the mayo is light and fluffy.

    If something goes wrong, the emulsion will "break" and it will have the consistency of, say, commercial salad dressing. It can be saved! Pour the liquid into a storage container and place in coldest part of fridge. Wait a few hours, stir vigorously; it will be slightly less thick and creamy than the full emulsion, but delicious and useful for salads - egg salad, tuna salad, cucumber salad. It just won't be spreadable.

    Brief Description

    Do-it-yourself Whole30 approved mayonnaise; be sure to read notes for best results.

    Main Ingredient:

    light olive oil

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 10 min


    Ingredients must ALL be at room temperature (let egg and lemon juice sit on counter at least 4 hours before starting blending process). Look at expiration date on eggs, add about a week, and write that date on the lid of storage container to know when to toss the mayo (if it lasts that long).
    Do not use extra-virgin olive oil (the flavor is overpowering). Use "light tasting" olive oil.


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    May 15, 2015

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