Homemade mayonnaise recipe

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Homemade mayonnaise couldn't be easier. Learn how to make your own mayonnaise at home with this quick and easy recipe using a few basic ingredients

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  • healthy
Preparation Time25 mins
Cooking Time
Total Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories91 Kcal5%
Fat10 g14%
Saturated Fat.8 g4%

Learn how to make your own mayonnaise at home with this quick and easy recipe. See how you can turn this simple sauce in both tartare sauce and Marie-rose sauce with a few basic ingredients. Once you've perfected this delicious mayo recipe you'll want to make it all the time. The creamy texture and the light taste will make you doubt the readymade stuff. This recipe is a Woman's Weekly recipe which means it's been triple tested in the Woman's Weekly kitchens. It should take approximately 25 mins to prep this sauce. Perfect served as a dip for potatoes, chicken etc. This homemade mayonnaise recipe makes 350ml, which is the size of a small jar you'd buy in the shops. If you know your family are real mayonnaise lovers then you might want to double the quantities!


  • 2 med egg yolks
  • 1 rounded tsp mustard powder (or 1-2 tsp ready-made English or French mustard)
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice or white wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black ppper
  • 300ml rapeseed oil




  1. Put egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice or white wine vinegar and some salt and freshly ground black pepper into a tall jug.
  2. Whizz with a stick blender, then gradually add oil, whizzing well to make a thick emulsion. Add a little warm water to thin it down if you find it too thick.  Keep in a jar in the fridge. Use within 1 week.
  3. For tartare sauce: Add chopped gherkins, chopped boiled egg, capers and parsley, to taste. Serve with fish or fishcakes, or add extra hard-boiled egg or chopped ham and use as a sandwich filling.
  4. For Marie-rose sauce: Add tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and lemon juice, to taste. Use in prawn cocktail or as a salad dressing.
Top Tip for making Homemade mayonnaise

Variations: Add crushed garlic, or a little lime or lemon zest.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies