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How To Make Mayonnaise

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dressing
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Lisa Wells


  • 1 egg yolk at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup mild-flavored olive oil or avocado oil


  • Rinse bowl with warm water and dry.
  • Add egg yolk to bowl and whisk until thick. Whisk in lemon juice, dry mustard and salt.
  • Add olive oil in drops while continuing to whisk. Make sure each drop is completely incorporated before adding the next drop. Once mayo starts to thicken, add remaining olive oil in a very slow stream, while whisking continuously, until completely incorporated.