If you have a food processor or even just a stick whizz homemade mayo is really easy to make! You also avoid all the sugar and extracts that are added to the jarred stuff. I admit this is now in my head but I originally got the basic recipe from Pete Evans (aka Paleo Pete). The original is easy enough to find on the internet too.
2 egg yolks
200ml macadamia oil or olive oil (extra virgin is a bit strong for this)
1 garlic clove
2tsp lemon or lime juice
2tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp wholegrain or dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
In the small bowl of the processor put the yolks, garlic, juice, vinegar and mustard. Whizz until creamy.
With the motor running add the oil in a thin stream through the shoot. give it a break every few seconds as mayo is an emulsion. Mayo is an emulsion meaning we're combining oil and water. The yolk contains lecithin which is an emulsifier. Go slow or it may split- this is chemistry we're performing!
Once all the oil is added you should have a very thick, creamy mayo on your hands- YUM!
Just add salt and pepper to taste!
My favourite thing to do is potter about in the kitchen! Me and a million others haha! There's about a billion blogs out there on food so all I want to achieve here is a collection of usable recipes for my clients that are healthy and easy!
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