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Ever wondered where mayonnaise originated from? Believe or not, mayonnaise originally comes from Spain. To be more specific, this recipe comes from Mahón, in Menorca.

Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise
Homemade Mayonnaise: ever wondered where it originated from?

But let’s be fair. It was probably created by the French army after they conquered the port of San Felipe de Mahón in 1756. It is said that they tried the Ali-Oli sauce, also from there, and weren’t fans of the strong garlic flavor. So they removed the garlic from the recipe, and that’s how they got this mayonnaise recipe.

So, you are right to say that it’s not really a Spanish invention, but it does come from Spain.

In this mayonnaise recipe we’re going to include an egg. If you prefer not to use eggs, you can take a look at our lactonnaise recipe

Mayonnaise recipe

Mayonnaise Recipe

Tips&Tapas shows you how to prepare a homemade Mayonnaise sauce with this quick and super simple recipe. You can also take a look at our lactonesa recipe.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Brunch, dipping, sauce
Cuisine Mediterranean, spanish
Servings 6 people
Calories 381 kcal


  • 1/4 liter sunflower oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt


  • Get a hand held blender jar and crack the egg inside. Squeeze ½ lemon on top and add a pinch of salt.
  • Insert the mixer. Start the mixer and gently pour the oil inside. The oil should slide through the jar before touching the milk. Keep pouring the oil, still blending until the mixture start to become creamy. If you run out of oil and the texture is not creamy yet, just add some more oil.
  • If you run out of oil and the texture is not creamy yet, just add some more oil.


Calories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 11mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dipping, dipping sauce, mayonnaise
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