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Easy recipe for homemade mayonnaise

Homemade mayonnaise

Recipe for classic homemade mayonnaise made with egg, salt, oil and lemon juice or vinegar.
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American, European, International, Latin
Keyword Homemade mayonnaise, Mayonnaise sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup of homemade mayonnaise


  • 1 egg
  • 3/4-1 cup oil I prefer a neutral oil like avocado or sunflower oil
  • 2 tbs lemon juice or vinegar to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine the egg, a pinch of salt, and a tiny amount of oil in a blender, blend until well mixed.
  • Continue blending and add the oil very slowly at first until the mix begins to thicken.
  • Once it begins to thicken you can add the oil at a steady drizzle, once the blending starts to slow down you can turn off the blender and add the lemon juice or vinegar.
  • Blend until the lemon juice is mixed in, taste and add additional salt if needed.


You can easily add additional ingredients to flavor the mayonnaise: garlic, onion, chili peppers, chipotle paste, fresh herbs like cilantro or basil. They can be added at the beginning with the egg or at the end with the lemon juice (the garlic should be crushed if adding it at the end)