Believe it or not making your own mayonnaise is quick & easy! I strongly recommend using a good quality food processor. If you do not have a food processor you can use a good quality blender. Did you know that there is a hole in the food processor for making mayonnaise?
In order to make great tasting mayonnaise, you need to use the best organic ingredients! In my recipe I use real olive oil. If you are lucky enough to find the olive oil I linked to in stock, don't miss out (& while you're at it, would you let me know too?). It is the best olive oil I have ever had. Unfortunately the majority of olive oil sold in the United States is not real olive oil! It is usually a combination of oils with a tiny amount of olive oil added in. How this is legal is beyond me. Real olive oil has a distinct bite & aroma. Once you experience real olive oil you will never buy counterfeit olive oil again!
Mayonnaise also requires the use of raw eggs. Don't panic! Raw eggs are not as bad as the media would have you think. For those of you born in the 1970's or earlier, do you remember eating raw cookie dough or cake batter? Did you ever get sick? Yea, we didn't get sick either. The problem with today's eggs is not the fault of the eggs but the fault of how they are produced. Hens are overcrowded, the eggs they lay fall onto layers of poultry litter (a nice way of saying chicken poop) where they are stepped on by chickens whose feet have poop on them. Many chickens die & the eggs are in contact with the trampled carcasses as well. This is the scenario for "cage free" eggs. Chickens in battery cages suffer much worse but the eggs are probably a tiny bit cleaner due to the fact that they roll across a wire floor where the collect in a tray on the outside of the cage. Still, chicken factories are filthy, ammonia reeking, feces laden, places of suffering for our feathered friends. So what is a person to do? Simple! Buy fresh organic eggs from your local farmer! Get to know the small farmer & find out directly from the horses... farmers mouth, how they raise & collect the eggs. Salmonella rarely ever occurs in farm fresh eggs. In factory farming you can guarantee your eggs will make you sick if you do not cook them.
2 Organic Egg Yolks
2 Tablespoon Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Organic Sugar Cane (optional)
1 Teaspoon Organic Dry Mustard (optional)
3/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
Dash of Organic White or Black Pepper (optional)
3/4 Cup Organic Real Olive Oil
1/4 Cup liquid (room temp) Organic Coconut Oil
Directions For Using A Food Processor:
Put all ingredients except olive & coconut oils into your food processor & combine by pulsing. At high speed add the olive oil to the dispenser in your food processor. Add the coconut oil as soon as it can be added to the dispenser. Continue blending until the mixture is thick & smooth. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You should be able to tell right away if your DIY Mayo has spoiled.
Directions For Using A Blender:
Put all ingredients except olive & coconut oils into your blender.Combine ingredients at medium speed. At high speed, add 1/4 cup of oil 1/2 teaspoon at a time; then, still beating, very slowly pour 3/4 cup oil in a thin, steady stream into mixture; continue beating until thick & smooth. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You should be able to tell right away if your DIY Mayo has spoiled.
Feel free to make changes to my recipe! If you would like a thicker mayo, add more coconut oil. If you want it thinner, remove the coconut oil entirely & replace it with olive oil. After a lot of messing around, I have found the perfect combination to be about 75% olive oil & 25% coconut oil.
You can even change the spices to suit your needs & tastes. For example, I discovered I am very sensitive to nightshades. For this reason I now omit the pepper, mustard, & sugar. The mustard omission is because it's a seed. The sugar omission is because it's inflammatory.
If you follow a Keto or Paleo diet, the sugar omission makes it compliant. If you follow an AIP diet, this mayo is not suitable due to the egg yolks. But if you find you are not sensitive to egg yolks, then by all means, enjoy! For AIP, avocado is often used. Note, if you are also sensitive to FODMAPs, you may find a AIP avocado mayo to cause digestive distress.
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