Homemade Mayo

There are some things I absolutely love about this time of year.

Cookouts with friends.
Being able to be outside without sweating from head to toe.
Tomatoes. Oh fresh tomatoes. Absolutely nothing beats a perfectly ripened tomato.

Hubby and I have been getting about 10 big tomatoes in our CSA for the past few weeks. It’s been amazing. We’ve been eating tomatoes in all sorts of salads, sandwiches, and just sliced and seasoned.

It was actually Hubby’s mom who encouraged me to make homemade mayo. She told me that it was really easy and really brightens a tomato sandwich. And boy was she right.

Now when I say making mayo is really easy, I’m not kidding. It takes about 2 minutes total. You put most of the ingredients in your food process or blender. Once everything has been whizzed around, you stream in a mixture of olive oil and canola oil while the food processor is still running. After about a minute, you have this:

Who knew mayo could be so pretty to look at… I used garlic olive oil to give my mayo a garlic kick. That’s one of the great things about making your own mayo. You can throw in flavored oils, or mix up the spices to your tastes.

I have been eating tomato, mayo, and lettuce sandwiches every day since I made this mayo. It pairs so well with the fresh tomatoes, I can’t imagine ever buying mayo again.

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Homemade Mayo

Yield: ~1 1/4 cups

Ingredients:

1 egg
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 scant cup canola oil

Directions:

Add the egg, dry mustard, salt, sugar, and vinegar or lemon juice to your food processor or blender. Process until completely mixed.

Turn on your food processor and slowly stream the oils into the food processor. Once all the oil has been added, process an extra 30 second.

Cover and store in the fridge.

Recipe from Joy of Cooking

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3 Responses to “Scallop Mango salad”

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    Katie — December 17, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    Scallop mango salad is one of my favorites! Everytime it is on the menu somewhere I order it. I’ll have to try making it myself b/c this looks delicious!

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    Deborah — December 17, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    I always have a hard time remembering to half recipes! This looks delicious – if you make it again with the mango chutney, you’ll have to let us know how it goes!

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    David — July 2, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Regarding the olive oil, I highly recommend using an extra-virgin variety since those types of oils seem to enhance the flavors of the foods you add them to.
    My favorite brand of olive oil is by Holy Food Imports.

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