In our kitchen, we have ditched everything containing vegetable oil including mayonnaise.
Most commercial mayo is made with soybean oil. They even sneak it into the mayo that touts “made with olive oil” on the label.
As consumers are wising up to why soybean oil is not healthy, the mayo makers are now making versions with canola or other unhealthy vegetable oils.
You see, when our intake of omega-6 fats, commonly found in processed foods and vegetable oils like soybean, corn and canola oil, exceeds our omega-3 fat intake, inflammation occurs.
A healthy balance of omega-6 to omega-3 is between 4:1 – 1:1. The average person consuming a standard American diet has a ratio of 20:1 or higher
Clearly, we need to reduce the amount of processed vegetable oils in our diet.
Excess inflammation in the body is linked to asthma, allergies, autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.
Ready to get started on your homemade mayo making adventures
How To Make Your Own Mayonnaise
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 cup
- 1 Large Egg (Pasture Raised is best!)
- Dash Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 tsp. Dry Mustard
- 1/4 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
- 1 Tbsp. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 Tbsp. White Vinegar
- 1 c. High-Oleic Sunflower Oil (see Recipe Notes)
- Combine egg, cayenne, mustard, salt, lemon juice, vinegar, and 1/4 c. oil in the container of a blender or food processor.
- With the machine running at medium speed, add the remaining oil VERY SLOOOOOWLY in a thin, constant, steady stream.
- After you’ve added about half the oil, the mixture should start to thicken.
- Once all the oil has been incorporated, shut off the machine.
- Transfer mayonnaise to a small jar with cover.
- Store refrigerated for up to 14 days.
All ingredients should be at room temperature. This is very important.
Standard sunflower oil is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fat. However high-oleic sunflower oil, is at least 82% oleic acid, the same monounsaturated fat found in olive oil and lard, yes lard, while being extremely low in omega-6. Be sure to read labels carefully when selecting sunflower oil. This is the one I use and recommend. High-oleic sunflower oil also has a very light taste making it perfect for homemade mayo recipes!
One of my favorite things to make with homemade mayonnaise is Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing.
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