homemade mayonnaise in a bowl in front of sandwich

How To Make Homemade Mayonnaise

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

We’ll show you how to make the most delicious homemade mayonnaise in just 5 minutes! Use homemade mayo on sandwiches, in salad dressings or in potato and pasta salads!



  • 1 large egg yolk at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup neutral flavored oil, canola or vegetable or avocado oil


  1. Add the egg yolk and lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor. Blend for 1 minute until the egg yolk is light in color and frothy.
  2. Add the salt and then with the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the oil. After all the oil is combined, blend for 30 seconds until the mayonnaise is thick. Don’t blend the mayonnaise to much or the sauce may break and not have a smooth consistency.

Recipe Notes

You can also make this recipe by hand! Grab a whisk and follow these same instructions.

Store: Store homemade mayonnaise in an air tight container or a mason jar for up to a week.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American