September 2, 2015
Dips/Dollops/Drizzles

Honey Dill Mayo


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This riff on fast, fluffy, fuss-free, foolproof Minute Mayo has a Scandinavian flair. It is excellent with poached salmon. (Link: How to make the best homemade mayonnaise and aioli.)

1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tsp (5 mL) honey mustard
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
1/2 tsp (2 mL) kosher salt
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) ground white pepper
1 cup (250 mL) canola oil
1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 30 mL) chopped dill, to taste

In this order, add egg, mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oil and dill to tall, narrow beaker. Place blade of immersion blender over yolk, touching bottom of beaker. Turn on blender. Once streaks of mayonnaise appear at bottom of beaker, slowly pull blender upwards until ingredients emulsify into thick, fluffy mayo. Stir any remaining small streaks of oil.

Use immediately. Or transfer to storage tub, cover and refrigerate.

Makes 1-1/4 cups (300 mL).

  • Immersion blenders are usually sold with their own beakers. If you don’t have a beaker, try a tall mason jar.
  • For best results, all the ingredients should be at room temperature. You can crack the egg into the beaker and let it acclimatize before adding the remaining ingredients, particularly the acidic lemon juice.
  • You can use any neutral, refined oil. Avoid extra virgin olive oil, which turns bitter when vigorously whipped. (Why? See "Avoid Bitter Disappointment" in my Minute Mayo blog.)
  • I add the dill last because I don't want it puréed. There should be flecks of dill in the mayo.
  • My immersion blender has 3 speeds. The lowest speed works fine for this recipe.
  • You can refrigerate homemade mayonnaise up to 4 days.

Lazy Honey Dill Mayo
Homemade Minute Mayo is so miraculously quick and luscious, it would be a shame to substitute commercial mayonnaise. However, you could do so as a shortcut: Start with 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) mayonnaise. Full-fat mayo works best in this recipe because it is thicker, but lower-fat mayonnaise is an option for calorie-counters. Stir in the honey mustard, dill, pepper and salt (to taste). Add more lemon juice to taste, as commercial mayonnaise is blander than homemade Minute Mayo.

Credit: Susan Sampson
Tested in Imperial