HOMEMADE MAYOS – WI/NWI
HOMEMADE MAYO IN A BLENDER
– Yields about ½ cup (~4 oz) mayo-
1 WHOLE EGG, egg needs to be at room temperature
3 TEASPOONS OF FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE
1 TEASPOON OF DIJON MUSTARD, mustard needs to be at room temperature
½ TEASPOON OF SALT
⅜ CUP CANOLA OIL + ⅛ CUP OLIVE OIL (= ½ cup of oil total)
- Because you are using a blender to make this mayo, you can use the entire egg!
- Break egg into blender and add lemon juice and mustard, blend well for about 15 seconds
- Have your oil combo ready and, while blender is still going, verrryyyy slowly add the oil in drips or a very thin stream.
- Add salt to taste
HOMEMADE VEGAN “MAYO”
– Yields about 1 cup (10 oz)-
½ BOX OF SILKEN TOFU
1 TABLESPOON OF DIJON MUSTARD
1 TABLESPOON OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
1 TEASPOON UNFLAVORED CASHEW BUTTER
1 CLOVE GARLIC, PEELED
TEASPOON OF FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE
SALT & PEPPER TO TASTE
- Combine everything in a blender until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
I know we’ve talked about mayo in the past, but I felt slightly dishonest when that post went up because suddenly I was like “WAIT. Is homemade mayo actually better? Do I know that as a fact?” Really, the only way to determine that is to do a blind taste test, so that is what I set out to do – A HOMEMADE VS. STOREBOUGHT MAYO SMACKDOWN! I also decided to up the stakes and attempt a homemade vegan aioli (to replace something like a store bought Vegenaise.)
I tried both my mayo and Hellman’s store-bought mayo on the same sandwich and are the results: Homemade mayonnaise is delicious. I wouldn’t say Hellman’s isn’t delicious, but the flavor is definitely different. My homemade mayo was just as creamy, but it had added brightness from the fresh lemon juice and a nice tang from the Dijon. Hellman’s was also excellent, but had less flavor and fattier coating on my tongue. I also felt like my homemade mayo helped to bring out more flavors from my sandwich’s ingredients.
The vegan mayo was a whole different thing. I tend not to like vegan options for mayo anyway, so in my mind the bar was not that high. I made my vegan mayo and smeared on a sandwich… and I REALLY didn’t like it. Then I tried some vegenaise on the same sandwich and while I didn’t love it, but I could tolerate it more than my homemade attempt (Bleh!)
HOMEMADE MAYO: WORTH IT
HOMEMADE “VEGENAISE” : NOT WORTH IT