Simple Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

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64867Making your own mayonnaise is a very easy thing to do and for those who love the freshest ingredients in their meals it’s a must. This is a great recipe for anyone looking to get close to the basic mayo used to make Bánh mì sandwiches.

Makes 2.5 cups


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 4 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 cups cooking oil


  1. Put the egg yolks, salt, lemon juice, and vinegar in the food processor. Pulse 4 or 5 times to combine well.
  2. Run the machine and pour the oil through the feed tube in a thin (less than ¼ inch wide), steady stream until completely incorporated. The mixture will thicken as the oil gets worked in, and the sputtering will diminish by the time the mixture becomes super thick and creamy. It should take 2 to 3 minutes to add the oil.

Refrigerate immediately. This mayo will last up to a week in the refrigerator.


7 responses to “Simple Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

  1. Finally i dont have to run to the supermarket just to have a mayo. lol. thanks!

  2. I never buy mayonnaise anymore. The real thing is SO much better. And you just gave me an idea for my next post!

    • Thanks for dropping by. I agree that homemade is almost always better (with the major exception of pumpkin pie filling, but that’s a post all it’s own). Glad I was able to spark the creative thinking.

  3. A Vietnamese friend of mine gave me her version of the Vietnamese sandwich mayonaise:

    How To Make Bơ (Vietnamese Mayo)

    6 egg yolks
    12 tsps of olive oil
    2 tsps of salt

    Step1) Hand mix/beat the egg yolks in a bowl with a fork until evenly and smooth (for about 5 mins.)

    Step 2: Slowly pour in one teaspoon of oil at a time while continue to mix/beat the egg yolk batter.

    Step 3: Slowly pour in one teaspoon of salt at a time while continue to mix/beat the egg yolk batter.

    Step 4: Once all the ingredients are combined, continue to hand mix the batter for another 5-10 mins.

    (I’ll be using an immersion blender though)

  4. thanks for the recipes. making my first bahn mi tomorrow.

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