This whole egg mayo is creamy, neutral, and fitting for any sandwich or dressing. Easy to make in just a few steps, this mayonnaise recipe is so simple!
Why This Recipe Works
Have you been wanting to try to make your own mayonnaise at home? Homemade mayonnaise is way better than any storebought stuff and way easier than it sounds!
I'm a huge fan of this whole egg mayo because it is fluffy smooth and doesn't have too many steps. Not too tangy and just the right consistency, this mayo is perfect for whenever you need to make aioli, too–chips and garlic aioli, anyone? Or try using this in my copycat Chick-Fil-A sauce recipe!
Did I mention how great this mayonnaise is for meal planning? Just make a batch and keep it in a jar until you're ready to use it!
- Egg: Make sure the egg is at room temperature. The egg is what binds this fluffy mayo together and is the key element to this recipe. If you are worried about eating raw eggs, then use pasteurized eggs.
- Oil: I like to use canola, but avocado oil also works.
- Vinegar: I've only tested white vinegar. Vinegar gives this mayo the perfect balance of acidity.
How to Make This Recipe
In less than ten minutes, you will have mayonnaise ready to be enjoyed! For the full details, be sure to scroll down to the recipe card.
Step One: First, process the egg in a food processor.
Step Two: Next, add the lemon juice, vinegar, and salt.
Step Three: Slowly, stream in the oil. Do this slowly.
Step Four: Taste the mayonnaise with a knife to see if it is thick enough.
A lot of people think whole egg mayonnaise is not as thick as regular mayonnaise, but I don't think it is true. I like whole egg mayonnaise because it tends to be richer in flavor.
Mayonnaise is used for so many things such as meats, baked goods, condiments, dips, and much more. People refer to mayo as a sauce rather than a condiment because it is so versatile and fitting.
Vegans can eat some types of mayonnaise as long as there are no eggs. There are several vegan mayonnaise recipes and storebought options.
- Add some extra flavor to this mayonnaise by using different types of oils such as walnuts, sesame, almond, or hemp.
- You can also add sriracha or garlic to your mayonnaise for extra flavor.
- Place the mayonnaise in the refrigerator to thicken.
- If you have runny mayonnaise, then try adding more oil and processing for a couple minutes. Next, your mayo may just need more processing time–process on high.
- If the mayonnaise is still thin, then add another egg yolk and emulsify or process until thickened.
- Make sure the ingredients are at room temperature.
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- 1 egg (room temp)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (room temp)
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar (room temp)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup oil (canola works best for me but I’ve also used avocado oil) (room temp)
In a mini food processor process your egg for 30 seconds
Add the lemon juice, vinegar and salt then pulse to combine.
Next, set your food processor to high and slowly stream in the oil over at least ~5 minutes. You’ll want to go nice and SLOW at first. It should take you ~3 minutes to stream in the first ½ of the oil. If you think you’re going too fast you probably are!
Here is the test I use to see if it’s thick enough: take a knife and pretend to cut a slit into the mayo. If it leaves a visible line then it’s thick enough. If it doesn't checkout the below tips to thicken it!
If your mayo is thin it could be due to a variety of reasons including spilling oil and using not room temperature ingredients. Here is what you can do:
First: if you spilled oil while streaming it into the food processor try adding 1 tbsp more oil and process for 1 minute. Try this ~2-3x.
Then: process it on high for ~2 more minutes, your mayo may just need more time.
Next: If your mayo is still thin and another egg yolk (yolk only!) be sure it’s room temperature
Finally, your may will firm up as it sits in the fridge. Check on it after a few hours!
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2055Total Fat: 229gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 202gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 656mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g
Nutrition info is provided for Google. You get to determine what your portion size is each and every day! There is no right or wrong.