After making it and knowing the few ingredients I used, I decided to take a look at the label on the storebought stuff I had. It is Kraft Mayo with olive oil. Here's the comparison.
- Olive oil
- Canola oil
- Soybean oil
- Modified Food Starch
- And contains less than 2% of salt, mustard flour, dried onions, dried garlic, natural flavor, enzyme modified egg yolk, beta carotene (color), lactic acid, potassium sorbate, and calcium disodium EDTA as preservatives, phosphoric acid.
Want to know what I put in my homemade mayonnaise?
- Egg yolk
- Dijon mustard
- Canola oil
- Lemon juice
A nice thing about homemade mayo is that you can make it with whatever kind of oil you want: olive oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil -- really whatever you want. You can also make it with a few different kinds of acid to suit the dish your making or your taste. I chose to use lemon juice and canola oil. It turned out great!
It took about 5 minutes to make and was really simple. I used my stand mixer, but you can use a food processor or wire whisk, too. The method involves slowly adding oil to the yolk/Dijon mixture, then finishing with the salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Try it! You won't be disappointed. In fact, I don't plan to eve buy mayonnaise again!
P.S. In case you're interested, this is the coleslaw I made -- it turned out great!