In my world of helping folks with food sensitivities live more comfortable lives, I’m always looking for recipes with the fewest ingredients that might cause problems. So, I was excited to find Katie at Kitchen Stewardship’s quick and easy recipe for homemade mayonnaise that can be made with only 5 ingredients.
Check out her video to see how easy whipping up a batch of mayo can be.
Here is the food-sensitivity-safe, otherwise known in the biz as *”LEAP-friendly“*, recipe for mayonnaise:
2-3 egg yolks
1/2 tsp. mustard powder
1/2-1 Tbs apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar (or any sweetener, optional)
1/2 tsp. salt
Method: Blend everything but the oil with your immersion blender in the tall cylinder that came with it. Add the oil, pouring slowly while blending constantly.
- Bring the eggs to room temperature, at least 2 hours on the counter.
- Most recipes say 2-4 egg yolks. I always start with two because I’m cheap! If the mayo doesn’t firm up, just pour out the mixture, put another egg yolk in your container and pour everything else back in, slowly, as if it’s the oil in the original recipe. Once I had to do this fix twice, but it worked eventually!
Katie also offers other ideas for add-ins to flavor your mayo, including garlic powder, white wine vinegar, and paprika. You should feel free to add whatever you crave that is safe for you to change-up your mayo.
Please post a comment here if you try this mayo! We’d love to hear your experiences.
* “LEAP-friendly” refers to a recipe that only includes ingredients you know you are not reactive to. In other words, if you know you are sensitive to eggs, this recipe is obviously not ok for you. At the same time, if you haven’t actually been tested, you may never be completely sure what you may be sensitive to and, conversely, what items for sure don’t provoke inflammatory reactions. If you are having trouble identifying the cause of your suffering, you might find relief with MRT food sensitivity testing.