How to Use Olive Oil to Make Mayo

Drinking olive oil benefits

Drinking olive oil benefits. Adored by many, mayonnaise is one of the most widespread sauces used for dipping and cooking. What many might not know though, is that Olive Oil can be used to make a tastier and healthier mayo. The recipe doesn’t require many ingredients or masterchef skills, but can be quite laborous. Below, we’ll show you how to do it.


You only need 4 Ingredients:

  • Olive Oil- About one and a half cup.┬áIt doesn’t need to be extra virgin since you don’t want a particularly strong flavour in your oil so normal olive oil can work just fine, or you might want to spice it up a bit and use an olive oil infused with aromatics or fruits. See our recommendations at the end of the article for more details.
  • 1 Egg– The fresher the better. You should add about one week to the expiration date on the lid to arrive at the expiration date of the mayo you’re about to produce.
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry mustard.
  • Salt to taste

How to Prepare it

Now that you’ve assembled all the ingredients, simply blend toghether the lemon, eggs and mustard. Finally, slowly pour the olive oil into the lemon egg mustard mixture, making sure it emulsifies. This is the laborous side of the task, as you should take up to 5 minutes to slowly mix the olive oil into the mixture. The amount of care you put into this stage will directly translate into the consistency of the sauce.

If you want to add an extra touch, you can also at this stage mix in your favourite herbs or garlic.

Olive Oil and Ready-made Olive Oil Mayo Suggestions

If you want to reap the benefits of olive oil mayo but don’t want to go through the process of making it, you can buy ready made olive oil mayo. Our suggestions based on tasting and reviews are as follows:


If, on the other hand, you would prefer to make the mayo yourself, here are some olive oils with a subtle taste profile, which would be suited to do mayo:

You can also explore the world of infused olive oils to give the mayo a bit of an edge. Rosemary and Lemon, for example, could be interesting flavours. (Note: We haven’t tried this personally so cannot recommend it).

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