Homemade mayonnaise recipe

I love homemade mayonnaise. When I just moved to Europe, I couldn’t find a good mayonnaise in the grocery stores. European mayonnaise is too sour for my taste. After tasting them all, I turned to a simple solution. I started making my own mayonnaise. Below I share my recipe for homemade mayonnaise.

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe | My Croatian Food & Recipes
Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe | My Croatian Food & Recipes

Once you start making your own mayonnaise, you will never return to a commercial one. Mayonnaise is easy to make. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. And it tastes a million times better. The secret of mayonnaise recipe is not in the ingredients, but in the mixing process. Make sure you use the container that is rather deep than wide. Ideally, your container should be just wide enough to fit in a stick mixer.

Mayonnaise recipe


  • one egg (room temperature)
  • 250 ml of sunflower oil
  • salt
  • apple vinegar
  • parsley or similar herbs
  • optional: garlic or curry powder
Ingredients For Homemade Mayonnaise
Ingredients For Homemade Mayonnaise

Pour 250 ml of sunflower oil into the mixing beaker add . Add some parsley (or similar herbs).

Mayonnaise Recipe - Adding Oil And Herbs
Mayonnaise Recipe – Adding Oil And Herbs

Break one egg into the container. Add two to three pinches of salt and one tea spoon of apple vinegar.

Mayonnaise Recipe - Adding Egg, Salt and Vinegar
Mayonnaise Recipe – Adding Egg, Salt and Vinegar

Put the stick mixer in the bottom. Hold it firmly and start mixing. Keep your stick mixer in the bottom until the mayonnaise starts building up. Add oil if mayonnaise is too thick (according to your taste).

Mayonnaise Recipe - Mixing The Ingredientsq
Mayonnaise Recipe – Mixing The Ingredients

Keep refrigerated in a screw-top jar for no longer than a week.

Some mayonnaise recipes also suggest adding a tea spoon of mustard to your mayonnaise. You can do that as well, it cannot do any harm. I don’t add mustard to my mayonnaise recipe. Also for a curiosity reasons, check the ingredients of commercial jarred mayonnaise. Can you spot the difference? How many extra ingredients there are in their mayonnaise recipe?

Garlic mayonnaise recipe

Frank's Garlic Mayonnaise Recipe
Homemade Garlic Mayonnaise

If you like garlic, add five or six cloves of garlic with the rest of ingredients and blend all together.

Curry mayonnaise recipe

Frank's Curry Mayonnaise Recipe
Homemade Curry Mayonnaise

If you like curry, add some curry with the rest of ingredients and blend all together.


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7 thoughts on “Homemade mayonnaise recipe”

  1. Zdravo, hello Frank,

    being a (fairly) good cook myself, I would like to add a few tips.
    I always put a teaspoon of mustard (senf) in it, and if to acidulous correct the flavour with a bit of solved sugar.
    But, reading your recipe, I guess you know your stuff :-)
    Pozdravi iz Svinisce, Pim.

    if you want your mayonnaise to be eaten with some grilled fish, try adding some paste of salted ansjovis (slani sardelle).
    and if (oh those if’s) you like it, it’s a perfect basis for a cocktail sauce too.
    add some ketchup, tabasco and whisky and you’ve got a perfect sauce for some prawn cocktails.

  2. Oh, curry one is the must (of course if you like curry). YOu just add curry powder (or your own curry mix) to the mayo. Delicious! And yes, French-salad is very tasty. Love it! Served always on special days and weddings :)

  3. Hmmm, I do not think that I had curry-one already mm sounds delicious..
    But the olives from Croatia and added of course to homemade-mayo and the French-salad, is to die for, at least for me :D Bon appetit everyone!

  4. Yessss for homemade mayo, that is definitely the way to go and confirmed,
    the Croatian one is an excellent one ;-)
    PS: I die each time when a homemade “French-Croatian-salad” is done here in Croatia/Istria :D :P

  5. Wow. Homemade Mayo. I think I might have to try this! Sure would be better for you, and I’m guessing less expensive. Thanks!

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