Food Recipes How to Make the Best Homemade Mayonnaise 3.1 (406) If you are a mayonnaise connoisseur, you'll want to start making your own with this easy recipe. Make plenty, because this mayo can be used as a base for many flavors—hot sauce, fresh herbs, or roasted garlic. By Melissa Clark Melissa Clark Melissa Clark is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, cookbook author, and New York Times columnist with over two decades in the culinary media. Highlights: *In 2007, she began her weekly ""A Good Appetite"" column at The New York Times. She started as a full-time staff writer there in 2012. She appears in a weekly cooking series for the New York Times *Has written over three dozen cookbooks *Latest cookbook Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals: A Cookbook comes out in September 2022 Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 28, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Yield: 1 cup Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 large egg yolk, room temperature ⅛ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus more to taste ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard ¾ cup vegetable oil Directions Place the egg yolk and salt in a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add the lemon juice and mustard; blend well. With the motor running, add the oil, drop by drop. This will take a few minutes. Don’t rush it or the mayonnaise may “break,” meaning the oil will separate from the egg. (Note: If your food processor has a small hole in the feed-tube pusher, pour the oil in there and let it drip through.) Once you’ve added the oil, sample the mayo and add more salt or lemon juice to taste. Cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Stir before spreading. Jen Causey Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 94 Calories 10g Fat Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 94 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 13mg 4% Calcium 2mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.