Down South, we have a way with mayonnaise. Whether it's mixed with chocolate for a luscious cake, added to potato salad, or spread across white bread to top off the perfect sandwich, mayonnaise is an essential condiment for classic Southern cooking. Though our loyalty to tried-and-true mayonnaise brands runs so deep it's bound to spark debate in kitchens from Texas to South Carolina, there is another way. Why not add a homespun spread to the mix?Our Homemade Mayonnaise recipe just might be what you need to break the mayo brand tie. Comfort you can whip up in just 5 minutes, this recipe comes together faster than you can pull grandma's congealed salad ingredient list out of your recipe box. If you're not sure how to make mayonnaise, we're here to let you in on a little secret. It's easy. All you have to do is combine the ingredients, blend, add a bit of oil, and beat until stiff. The result is so tasty, that devoted Hellman's and Duke's Mayonnaise lovers alike will ask for an extra dollop.  

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5 mins
Makes 1 cup


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Instructions Checklist
  • Beat first 8 ingredients at high speed with an electric mixer, using whisk attachment, 15 seconds or until combined. With mixer running, add oil in a very slow, steady stream, beating until smooth and thickened.

  • Add water, 1 tsp. at a time, to thin as desired. Refrigerate up to 3 days.