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Two-Minute Mayonnaise

An amazing method to make delicious mayonnaise in two minutes
Prep Time2 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt


  • Immersion blender


  • 1 egg (no need to separate and only use the yolk)
  • 1 t dijon mustard (I use dijon or wholegrain)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup neutral oil (I use Canola)
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper to taste


  • In a jar that will snugly fit the head of the immersion blender, add the egg, mustard, lemon juice, oil and salt & pepper.
  • Lower the head of the blender into the jar until it touches the bottom. Start the blender and let the egg, mustard and oil emulsify before moving the blender.
  • Once an emulsion has formed, move the blender up and down slowly to incorporate all the ingredients.


  • The recipe calls for fresh lemon juice which is definitely the best to use, but I have used fresh lime juice as well as bottled lemon juice successfully.
  • As Kenji mentions, you can add crushed garlic to taste when adding the ingredients to make garlic mayo.