Cole slaw and mayo

One of my favorite things to make is homemade mayo.  I love it.  If it’s made right there is nothing else like it, and it can be so super easy.  You can also royally mess it up.

Mayonnaise

1 whole egg

2 egg yolks

1 tbsp lemonjuice

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground mustard seed

1 2/3 cup oil (i prefer expeller pressed safflour oil, but you can use any oil you want)

Here comes the difficult part.  Add all ingredients together in a blender except the oil.  Blend together for about 10 seconds.  The lemon juice mixing with the eggs is what is going to help the egg and oil bind together.  While you are blending slowly add the oil for about 10-15 seconds.  once the oil had begun to blend well with the egg mixture you can add it more quickly.  The entire process should take only about 1-2 minutes.  once the oil is added open the blender to make sure you have the right consistency.  if it’s too thick add more lemon juice, if it’s too thin or you can see globules of oil blend more, but only in about 5-10 second increments.

What I love about this recipe is that you can add whatever you want to it.  I’ve added wasabi, sriracha, avacado, whatever you want, and it’s so super yummy.

I like to use the mayo on, well, basically everything, but my favorites are chicken salad, tuna salad, and of course cole slaw.  I hated cole slaw as a kid.  It was one of my mom’s favorite foods and I thought it was so gross.  Now that’s I’m an adult though I absolutely love it, and its really good for you (comparatively speaking).  I like to make it many different ways too, but here is my basic recipe:

Slaw

1/2 head of cabbage shredded, or cut into small strips (or about 2-3 cups shredded broccoli stems or brussel sprout leaves, or collard greens, or whatever green thing you want to use, it’s so super flexible)

1/2 onion, chopped

2-3 carrots, shredded

Mix these in a bowl

Slaw Dressing

2/3 cup homemade mayo

3 tbsp natural sour cream (or you can use more mayo)

3 tbsp white vinegar

2 tbsp raw sugar (or you can use honey)

1 tsp ground mustard seed

salt and pepper to taste

Mix together in a bowl, toss with the vegetables.  I usually let it sit in the fridge overnight but you can also eat it right away.  Enjoy!!! it’s so super yummy

I am eating these tonight with my Fish Tacos

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