Homemade SCD GAPS Diet Mayonnaise is so easy to make and so much better than store-bought.
Have you ever read the ingredient label on a jar of mayonnaise? Here’s the ingredient label for a popular mayonnaise brand (their olive oil version):
WATER, SOYBEAN OIL, OLIVE OIL, WHOLE EGGS AND EGG YOLKS, MODIFIED POTATO STARCH, VINEGAR, SALT, SUGAR, LEMON JUICE, SORBIC ACID AND CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (USED TO PROTECT QUALITY), NATURAL FLAVOR, PAPRIKA OLEORESIN
As you can see, there’s actually more soybean oil than olive oil in the product, and there are other ingredients that aren’t used in homemade mayonnaise like modified potato starch, sorbic acid, calcium disodium EDTA, and natural flavor (the term “natural flavor” could contain as many as 50-100 ingredients and is often highly processed).
Making your own mayonnaise is really easy and just requires 4 ingredients – egg, vinegar or lemon juice, mustard powder and honey. I’m assuming you have salt and pepper on hand, so that doesn’t count. I’ve been making homemade mayonnaise for lunchtime sandwiches this summer using organic eggs, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, raw honey and mustard powder. It’s a lot cheaper than buying organic mayonnaise and takes just five minutes to make in the food processor.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- Place egg, vinegar and mustard powder in food processor; process until blended.
- While machine is running, slowly drizzle oil through feeding tube; this will take a few minutes. Mayonnaise will thicken towards the end. Add honey and season with salt and pepper; pulse a few times to blend in.