homemade mayonnaise

How To Make Homemade Mayonnaise

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About a cup
  • Category: Staples
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Want to know how to make homemade mayonnaise? All you need are eggs, oil, mustard powder and lemon juice, and 5 minutes. Here’s the easy recipe!


  • One egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 1/4 cup light olive oil or safflower oil
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon


  1. Put egg, salt and mustard powder in a food processor. Process until combined.
  2. With the machine running, pour in the oil as slowly as you possibly can – a teeny trickle. Blend until the oil is fully incorporated and your mayo looks like mayo!
  3. Gently stir in the lemon juice.
  4. That’s it! You made mayo! Store in the fridge after you admire it.


I love safflower oil best for this recipe. If you are using olive oil, use the lightest color oil you can find. The heavier olive oils can flavor the mayo in a non-mayo-tasting way.