Quick Fix for Bottled Mayonnaise

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  • Makes

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2007

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If you don’t want to bother making mayonnaise from scratch, but you want to create the effect of homemade mayonnaise, work some extra virgin olive oil or other oil into a few tablespoons of bottled mayonnaise. You can even add an egg yolk to give the mayonnaise a homemade color.


  • ¼ cup bottled mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tab


In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, and egg yolk. Whisk in the oil in a steady stream. If the mayonnaise starts to get thicker than bottled mayonnaise, add 1 to 2 teaspoons water to keep it from breaking. Season with salt and pepper.