Mayonnaise – Basic And Flavoured

This is inexpensive to make and you can flavour to suit  your tastes and menus.


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tsp. fresh lime juice (or lemon juice)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Place the yolks in a food processor and add the mustard and juice. Pulse to incorporate fully. Keep motor running on slow and add the oil…slowly.

Season lightly with salt and pepper. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.

note: if this separates after oil has been added, simply add another yolk and 1 tsp. lukewarm water in a clean bowl and add the broken mayonnaise, briskly whisking  constantly. Now add 1/4 cup more oil, whisking to incorporate.


Flavoured Mayonnaise

Tartar Sauce – after adding the vegetable oil, add 2 finely chopped baby gherkin pickles and 1 tbsp. minced onion.

Red-Pepper Mayonnaise: After adding the oil, add 1 roasted red pepper (from a jar) and 1 minced grlic clove.

Garlic Mayonnaise: After adding the mustard and lime juice, add 2 minced garlic cloves


This is really yummy.


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