How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise and 30 Ways to Use it

Mayo is one of those condiments in my house that we can never run out of. If we do it's an emergency. My boys and my husband love the stuff. I typically only eat it in salads and such. I'm not a fan of it on my sandwiches.

My kids however.... they like mayonnaise sandwiches....

The mayo sandwich started about 4 years ago when my oldest was a picky toddler. I started giving him cheese sandwiches at lunch time as an attempt to get him to eat something pretty plain. Before I knew it he was pulling the cheese out and just eating his bread with  mayonnaise. Gross.

As he got older he started to request them.  I was leery on allowing him to eat them,  there was nothing really healthy about it. So I started negotiating... if you eat a banana, or a yogurt, carrot sticks.... anything healthy I will let you have HALF a mayo sandwich. This mayo sandwich rubbed off on my middle son as time went on. They would go visit their Nana's and when asked what they want for lunch... "MAYO SANDWICH PLEASE" I'd get this look from my mom like, seriously? You feed your kid bread and mayo??

Now that Owen and Chase are a bit older they do eat their Mayo sandwiches with turkey, ham and cheese. Normal finally. However they do ask for.... "MAYO SANDWICH WITH HAM AND CHEESE PLEASE!" Like the ham is a side to the mayo.

I never realized how easy it was to make mayonnaise at home. Folks, it's just egg yolks, oil and vinegar. It's so basic that you can add many different herbs, spices and flavors to it to zest up your sandwiches and salads.

The thing that makes most people nervous about making it, is the fact that you use raw egg yolks. Using raw egg puts you and your family at risk for food born illnesses such as salmonella or listeria. By using a pasteurized egg such as Davidson's Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs you can safely make and eat recipes that include raw eggs.

Cumin and Lime Mayonnaise


3 raw Safest Choice egg yolks
1 tbs vinegar (I used white wine)
1 pint of your favorite oil (I used vegetable)
3 tbs lime juice (fresh squeezed)
1 ts lime zest
1/2 tsp smoked cumin
Salt to taste


In the bowl of an electric mixer whisk egg yolks on high speed until whipped and combined. Add in  the vinegar and whip until incorporated.

Turn mixer back to high and add about 1/4 of a cup of your oil one drop at a time. Keep mixer on high continue to whip in oil in a slow steady stream. 

Careful not to add to much at once because you will break your mayo. Continue adding oil until you have used it all and the mayo is light in color and creamy.

 Turn mixer to medium and whisk in lime juice, zest, and cumin. Salt to taste.

Store in an air tight container for up t 3-5 days. 

**If you do not like cumin and lime you can omit the cumin and use lemon juice in place of the lime for a more traditional mayo. 

Now that you know how to make your own mayo... Be sure to check out tomorrow's salad recipe that uses this mayo in the dressing... for now here are 30 of the best uses of mayonnaise on the internet!

(Disclaimer: I am a brand ambassador for Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs. This post was sponsored however all opinions are my own.)



  1. This is incredible! I had no idea it was so easy! It's so funny what kids latch on to like mayo sandwiches. Thanks for including my dip and I can't wait to try so many of these great recipes with homemade mayo!

    1. Thanks for allowing me to share your dip! It looks great and I have a too much mayo that needs to be used up. I may give your dip a try this weekend ;)

  2. I've never tried making mayo before, but I am going to have to give it a shot since hubby is not a fan of the miracle whip I buy...

    1. It's so easy! I'm personally a Miracle Whip girl for my sandwiches... but real mayo is a must for salads!

  3. I'm laughing that your kids refer to the sandwich staple ingredients as add-ons. Too cute! I've always wanted to try making mayo. This cumin lime mayo sounds like a great way to spice up a sandwich!

    1. It's so funny! We go to a deli and they actually will say "Can I have a mayo sandwich with ham please?"

  4. My friend whips up her own mayo by HAND every time she wants some. This is much better. I need a kitchenaid mixer!!!

  5. Oh my goodness, your kids are hilarious! Wonderful recipe :)

  6. your kids crack me up.

    I like turkey sandwiches that you can feel the mayo when you bite into it. And it must be loaded up with black pepper.

  7. Thank you for linking my creamy basil dip!

  8. I've always made mayo in my blender. It's so fast and easy.

  9. I've always made mayo in my blender. It's so fast and easy.