In this post you’ll get the authentic and traditional Italian mayonnaise recipe.
You’ll need a blender, olive oil, vinegar, a lemon, an egg yolk, salt, and pepper.
This is the Italian mayonnaise recipe: our homemade mayo is prepared with extra virgin oil, egg yolks, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper (white!).
Making mayonnaise with olive oil with an immersion blender is easy, and it rarely splits. In the rare case it separates and becomes curdled, you must start all over again, but this doesn’t mean you have to throw away the mayo that split: you can slowly pour it into the new one and recover it.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
- 3.4 oz extra-virgin olive oil - 100 ml
- salt & white pepper
Place a pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper in the blender jar, add the lemon juice and mix well.
Add the yolk and blend vigorously.
Lightly heat the vinegar (don't let it boil and add it to the jar, blending continuously.
Pour in the olive oil, slowly and gradually, while blending.
Blend 20-30 seconds until the mayonnaise thickens. Taste for salt, pepper, and vinegar, as per your taste.
Enjoy your Italian mayonnaise!