Do you ever think that it would be great to stop buying something just because you don’t know what’s in it, and start making your own, homemade version of it? Well, I think that you should start with mayo. It is so quick and simple to make, and all you need is just a few ingredients that you already have in your fridge and pantry. And most importantly, homemade mayo tastes way better than the store-bought version.
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Homemade Mayo – Make it any way you want!
An immersion blender is a life-saving gadget – I use it to cream soups, blend cooked fruits into juice, and to make the most wonderful mayo. It is so convenient, and most importantly, it is very easy to clean – all you need to do is to wash the blade, that on most immersion blenders is detachable off the stick part.
Here are some recipes where I used the immersion blender, so you can get the idea where you can use it:
Now you are probably wondering why would anyone bother to make mayo when that includes mixing and cleanup? My answer is simple – because it is way more delicious, and you can customize the thickness and the flavor by using different oils and spices. The best part is that you know what it is made of. It is so versatile and I really love using it in my salad dressings, on sandwiches and burgers, or even for making all sorts of dips. Sometimes I even find myself putting it all over everything that I eat – chicken, roasted veggies, steak. It is THAT GOOD!
How easy is to make mayo?
To make your own mayo you don’t need much, and the chances are that you probably already have all the ingredients in your fridge and pantry. All you need is an egg, lemon juice (you can even use vinegar if you like it more acidic), any kind of mustard you like, salt, black pepper and some neutral vegetable oil. You can actually use any kind of oil that you want, but some oils like olive or sesame oil can bring a distinct range of flavors, which some people don’t like. Put all your ingredients in a tall jar and mix with the AMAZING immersion blender for 20-30 seconds. And THAT’S IT!
Most recipes for homemade mayo call for English mustard (if you like a little bit of heat) or for Dijon mustard. I personally prefer using grainy mustard when making my own mayo. I like those little bursts of mustard flavor that you get when you run into mustard grains. Also, I love trying new mayo flavors by adding spices like curry powder, turmeric (which also gives wonderful yellow color) or chilies, or even adding roasted garlic. OMG, the options are endless.
This recipe is great for Paleo and Whole30 diets because it doesn’t contain any of the ingredients that you should not be using while on these diets.
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