How to Make Mayonnaise That’s Actually Real With Apple Cider Vinegar, Avocados And More

For many people out there, mayonnaise is one of the favorite go-to foods. It is yummy, easy breezy and quite cheap. It goes well with almost anything and it is a great meal and salad addition.

However, mayonnaise sold in food stores can be very unhealthy, since it goes a huge processing before it is ready for consumption. Today’s article explains everything you need to know about mayonnaise and how to get the proper, healthy version of it.

Store mayonnaise content

We will take Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise as an example, in order to bring closer the true ingredients in processed mayonnaise: soybean oil, whole eggs and egg yolks, vinegar and sugar.

GMO alert, indeed! As we all know, FDA does not require independent testing of genetically engineered food, so GMO is actually not favorable for human nutrition- but we still eat such products!

GMO dangers

The world met GMOs in 1996 when chronic illness affecting American citizens rose from 7% to 13%. Accordingly, these led to organ failure and immune system disorders. Furthermore, GMO can accelerate the aging process and cause infertility in both sexes. So, this would be a huge NO.

Calories, Fats, Sodium and Cholesterol

An average mayonnaise spoon carries about 90 calories. This leads to enormous weight gain problems and overconsumption of calories we don’t really need.

Only one tablespoon of mayonnaise contains 10 grams of fat, 5 mg of cholesterol and 90 milligrams of sodium. Obesity or any abnormal weight gain can lead to diabetes and many heart disorders, as well as artery blockages and strokes. Plus, it interferes with the normal blood pressure, by elevating it.

However, mayonnaise can be very healthy if prepared genuinely and with all natural ingredients. Here are 10 mayonnaise recipes that will bring you the same taste, satisfaction but more health benefits as well.

All ingredients are available in most stores and are pretty affordable. You can play with texture and aromas, so read on and learn how you can make your own mayonnaise and eat it, too.

For starters, here is the basic mayonnaise recipe we can all try at home and love it:

Ingredients:

2 raw egg yolks, pastured
1 cup quality oil; avocado oil or light olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. water
Sea salt

Keep all ingredients at a room temperature before preparing this recipe. Place egg yolks in a food processor or blender. Add salt and water. Blend until mixture evens out, and pour oil slowly while blending. When you get a thick content, throw in lemon juice and mix lightly with a spoon.

Beware of salmonella while preparing this recipe. The egg yolks are uncooked, so this is an aspect to be wary of. If you want to mix your mayo with other ingredients read on the top 10 recipes to do so:

Basic Homemade Mayo

Ingredients:

Eggs
Extra virgin olive oil
Apple cider vinegar
Powdered mustard
Sea salt

Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise
Ingredients:

Egg yolks
Mustard
Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
Coconut oil

Paleo Miracle Mayo
Ingredients:

Eggs
Lime juice
Honey
Dry mustard
Sea salt
Black pepper
Smoked paprika (optional)
Avocado oil or olive oil

Truffle Mayonnaise
Ingredients:

Egg yolk
Dijon mustard
White balsamic vinegar
Walnut, macadamia or avocado oil
Truffle oil (as preferred)

Homemade Paleo Baconnaise
Ingredients:

Olive oil
Bacon fat
Egg yolks
Lemon juice
Apple cider vinegar
Mustard
Salt

Duck Egg Mayonnaise
Ingredients:

Duck egg yolk
Macadamia or avocado oil
Lemon juice
Dijon mustard
Pinch of salt

Roast Garlic Mayo
Ingredients:

Garlic
Olive oil
Dijon mustard
Egg yolks
White wine vinegar
Water
Black pepper
Salt

Basil and Parmesan Mayonnaise
Ingredients:

Fresh basil leaves
Parmesan cheese
Egg yolk
Anchovy fillets
Water
Lemon juice
Garlic
Dijon mustard
Olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt

Egg-Free Avocado Mayo
Ingredients:

Avocados
Olive oil
Lemon juice
Garlic powder
Salt
Dijon mustard
Black pepper

Spicy Cashew Mayo
Ingredients:

Raw cashews
Water
Lemon juice
Sea salt
Dates
Sriracha sauce
Boosting the flavor

Mayonnaise’s taste can be spiced up with many different spices, oils and natural additives.

Here is what you can put in your mayo to mix things up:

Fresh herbs like rosemary, tarragon, thyme, dill or cilantro
Curry powder
Chili powder
Chopped nuts
Minced ginger
Prepared horseradish
Sun-dried tomatoes
Sliced scallions
Jalapeños
Miso paste
Capers

Consumption and storage

Store your mayonnaise in the fridge and it will be good for a week. Include it in all kinds of meals, such as sandwiches, salads, pasta, over meat or for dips and dressings.

It is still good to know that mayonnaise prepared at home is full of calories, so measure your everyday amounts of mayo to keep a fit figure. Yet, there is nothing better than going natural and healthy and even a simple homemade mayonnaise can revolutionize your nutrition.

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