Making your own mayonnaise

I ran out of mayo while making my mo’ betta tuna salad.  But luckily I had all the ingredients to make my own mayonnaise and it’s really easy to do.  All you need is an egg yolk, white wine vinegar, mustard, salt, a squeeze of lemon juice and grape seed oil. I could make a video but it’s already been done and well.  So below is a great instructional video from one of my more favorite food celebrities, Laura Calder who has a TV show called “French Food at Home” on the Cooking Channel.

Well, so much for that one.  The video stopped working.  So here’s Jamie Oliver making some mayo by hand and whisk…

Actually roasted garlic would be really good added to the tuna salad mayo. And it was so easy, I might start making my own all the time. At least that way I know what’s going in it.


  • 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white wine tarragon vinegar
  • About 1 cup/250 ml grape-seed oil (or vegetable, canola, or peanut)
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • Pinch white pepper


Whisk together the egg yolk, salt, mustard, and vinegar in a roomy bowl. To add the oil, start whisking the yolk mixture and let the oil fall from the spout, drop by drop, until you have achieved a thick, velvety mayonnaise. Taste it. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper, to taste.


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