Basic Mayonnaise

2 egg yolks

¼ teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon dry mustard

½ teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

¼ teaspoon paprika

½ cup cold pressed virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon honey

Put egg yolks into a bowl, add mustard, salt, honey, pepper, paprika and beat together all ingredients thoroughly.

Add 2 tablespoons vinegar slowly while stirring then add the oil drop by drop.

Stir hard with a wooden spoon until mayonnaise is thick and smooth.

Add lemon juice gradually and then beat vigorously.


This basic recipe can be varied by adding other flavors to it. Try adding the following to 115mls of basic mayonnaise recipe:

Curry Mayo - blend 2 teaspoons curry powder with 2 tablespoons milk and stir into mayo.

Green Mayo - just add very finely chopped fresh herbs of choice.

Horseradish Mayo - blend 1 tablespoon horseradish with mayo.

Lemon Mayo - add the grated rind (zest) of 1 lemon and half its juice to mayo.

Spiced Mayo - add some grated nutmeg and a few drops of Worcestershire sauce to mayo.