Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
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Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

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Pssst! Did you know America’s top-selling condiment and go-to dressing for chicken, tuna and potato salad can be prepared with a handful of everyday pantry items? —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash white pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 84 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat.


  1. In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, constantly whisk the egg yolks, water and lemon juice until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. While stirring, quickly place the bottom of the pan in a bowl of ice water; continue stirring for 2 minutes or until cooled.
  2. Transfer to a blender. Add salt and pepper. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for up to 7 days. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.
Originally published as Homemade Mayonnaise in Healthy Cooking April/May 2012, p32

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LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 264805
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2017

"I'm glad to see a recipe where the egg is safe to eat. That has always bothered me. I tried this recipe as is and it's very tasty but I think I may have picked a strong olive oil so be sure to pick a mild flavor olive oil or you can use another oil, like safflower."

aebwyatt User ID: 8261731 228818
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"There's really no need to cook the egg yolks at all..."

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