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Easy Homemade Probiotic Mayonnaise: Clean and Healthy

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If you have developed the habit of reading labels before you purchase a grocery item, you are more than likely wondering about the newer ingredient addition to may condiments called “bioengineered food”. If this term gives you pause, then you will be happy to know that there are many food products that are easy to make yourself. Introducing our easy homemade probiotic mayonnaise. It is clean and contains healthy fats.

Homemade mayonnaise is very versatile, and you can customize it to meet your tastes and your dietary requirements. Use the oil of your choice and use non-dairy eggs if you like. You can add any combination of herbs that you like, so you can make a designer mayo to suit your culinary adventures!

  • Optional Additions

Instructions

  1. Separate the egg whites from the yolk. You can also use the entire egg, if desired. It does not affect the texture of the manyonnaise if you blend thoroughly with a mechanical blender. *If you hand whisk the mayo, it may affect the overall texture to add the egg white. 
  2. Stir the egg yolk or whole egg slightly, mixing in any other ingredients, except the oil.
  3. Slowly add oil while whisking or blending continuously. Once the mayo starts to thicken add the oil in a steady stream while blending. Be careful not to add too much oil at once. 
    If the mixture is too thick, add water one teaspoon at a time. If it is too thin, add another egg yolk and adjust the other ingredients as you like.
  4. My tool of choice is an immersion blender. It is easy to use with any bowl or container and the cleanup is quick.
  5. Storage

  6. Store your homemade mayonnaise in any covered container in the refrigerator for two weeks. It may last longer with the addition of probiotic liquid.

Avocado oil is my choice of oil for many things, including condiments. It is rich in oleic acid, a healthy fat. Avocado oil is reported to help reduce cholesteroal and improve heart health. It is high in lutein, an anti-oxidant that benefits eye health. It has a high smoke temperature (500 degrees) so it is a great choice if you plan on cooking with your mayonnaise.

Adding a probiotic liquid, such as a brine or yogurt, elevates the nutritional value, making your homemade mayo excellent for gut health. The addition will also help your homemade mayo last a little longer in the refrigerator. 

Customize You Homemade Probiotic mayonnaise

You can add any herbs and spices, like homemade ranch seasoning, to elevate the taste profile. If you love garlic, you can easily add garlic powder to the original recipe, or you can add crushed or minced garlic to the finished mayonnaise. Similarly with herbs, you can add fresh or dried at any stage of the process.

I usually make a plain version of the homemade probiotic mayonnaise and then add herbs and herb mixes as I need them. If, like me, you don’t use a lot of mayonnaise, it is better to make small amounts, because it doesn’t last as long as the chemical-laden store versions.

Adding a probiotic liquid or a probiotic rich yogurt will add an extra layer of gut-friendly nutrition to your mayo. Probiotics are generally better when they come from food, rather than supplements. For additional information regarding the nutritional value of fermented foods, Health News has  helpful information on the benefits of probiotic foods over supplements.

Ideas to Customize Your Homemade Mayo

  • Add 1 Tbs. Horseradish to 1 cup.
  • Add Turmeric, and ginger for a healing touch.
  • Add Dijon Mustard to help with emulsion.
  • Add honey for sweetness.
  • Add curry powder.
  • Add tomato paste and basil for an Italian flair.
  • Add homemade pesto. (Guess what? It’s also easy!)

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