Friday, May 11, 2012

Homemade Mayonnaise 


I made some homemade mayo a few weeks ago and although I loved it, Perry and Krestan both thought it was too 'coconutty'.  I used a mixture of melted coconut oil and extra-virgin olive oil.  The coconut flavour really did rather take over and it was detectable in everything I added it to.  So today I decided to try using half extra-virgin olive oil and half avocado oil.  I think this is definitely a better combination as the flavour isn't anywhere near as strong.  I also do not worry about the eggs being raw, although I know some people are squeamish about this.  The eggs we use are pastured and are very fresh, so I don't concern myself about it.  I'm so thankful that I have a Vitamix.  It makes life so much easier when it comes to things like making homemade mayo :-)

Here's what I did...

I put 3 pastured eggs into the Vitamix.

Then I added 1 1/4 teaspoons mustard powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons Celtic sea salt and 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice.

I turned the Vitamix on and quickly turned the speed up to #10 and then on to high.  Next, I slowly streamed in 4/5 cup of avocado oil and 4/5 cup extra-virgin olive oil.

And in about 1 minute, I had this lovely, creamy homemade mayonnaise.  YUM!


2 comments:

  1. I generally make my mayo using grapeseed or canola oil..and use dijon rather than powdered mustard. I've not tried making it in the Vitamix...I just use the Cuisinart.

    MAG

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  2. MAG, I try not to consume canola oil at all because of the GMOs and because I just don't believe it's good for me. I do however use expeller-pressed grapeseed oil sometimes and recently used some to make a delicious Caesar dressing. LOVE my Vitamix though...I can hardly believe I used to get by without one :-) I've made mayo in a food processor, but the Vitamix definitely trumps that. I've also used Dijon, but wanted to try it with just the unadulterated powdered seeds, rather than the added vinegar, etc...
    Thanks for the comment :-)

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