Classic Homemade Mayonnaise

Classic Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Tip: Pasteurized eggs are safest, but eggs from chickens raised healthy and happy taste best.


Makes 1 cup
Total time: 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes


2 large pasteurized egg yolks
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1/8 teaspoon sugar
1 cup canola oil


Beat first 8 ingredients at high speed with an electric mixer, using whisk attachment, 15 seconds or until combined. With mixer running, add oil in a very slow, steady stream, beating until smooth and thickened.

Add water, 1 tsp. at a time, to thin as desired. Refrigerate up to 3 days.

Robby Melvin,

Southern Living

March 2014