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For weeks i have been searching and trying out homemade mayo recipes. Trying to replace the over-processed, GMO-laden goop in the stores in a healthy way that tastes great took a bit of doing, but I finally found the perfect proportions and oil to use, and all you need is a blender or food processor and about five minutes.

Quick and Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise

Heart healthy Mayonnaise. Photo credit: Janet Bray, 2014
Heart healthy Mayonnaise. Photo credit: Janet Bray, 2014

For weeks i have been searching and trying out homemade mayo recipes. Trying to replace the over-processed, GMO-laden goop in the stores in a healthy way that tastes great took a bit of doing, but I finally found the perfect proportions and oil to use, and all you need is a blender or food processor and about five minutes.

Walnut oil is heart healthy, with a very mild nutty flavor and is relatively easy to find and affordable. Try to find and use pastured eggs, too, which are much higher in the restorative Omega-3 oils commonly taken as supplements.  Walnut oil is also a good source of vitamin E, B1, B2, B3, niacin, iron and calcium, as well as trace minerals like selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.

Eating just 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise made with walnut oil – the serving size used on most sandwiches or on salads – is the equivalent of a fish oil supplement and some multivitamins! Talk about a great way to nourish yourself!

HEART HEALTHY MAYONNAISE

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • juice from half a large lemon
  • 1 large egg, preferably high in Omega-3
  • 1 1/4 c walnut oil

Instructions

Combine all ingredients but the oil in the work bowl of your food processor or blender. blend until fully incorporated and a bit frothy. With the blade still going at full speed, slowly drizzle in the oil in a very thin stream until it is completely combined and emulsified. Salt to taste and blend a bit more to incorporate the salt.

Do you make your own mayo? What is your recipe? Tell us in the comments.

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