Homemade Mayonnaise

This homemade mayonnaise recipe is easy to make from scratch. It’s rich and creamy and made with only six ingredients. It’s so good you won’t believe you made it yourself!


  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ½ tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 pinches sugar
  • 2 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup oil (e.g., peanut oil, extra virgin avocado oil) 


  1. You want the egg and oil to be at room temperature. In a glass bowl, whisk together egg yolk (no egg white) and dry ingredients. Combine lemon juice and vinegar in a separate bowl, then thoroughly whisk half into the yolk mixture.
  2. Start whisking briskly, and then start adding the oil a few drops at a time until the liquid seems to thicken and lighten a bit. Once you reach that point you can relax your arm a little and increase the oil flow to a constant stream. Once half of the oil is in, add the rest of the lemon juice mixture.
  3. Continue whisking until all the oil is incorporated. Leave at room temperature for 1-2 hours, then refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Serves: 16 (1 tbsp per serving)

Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 124.2 calories (0.2 grams of protein, 1 grams of carbohydrates, 13.9 grams of fat, 0.1 grams of fiber).