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Lemon & chive mayonnaise

Lemon & chive mayonnaise

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
  • More effort
  • Serves 6

This fresh-tasting homemade mayo makes a delicious accompaniment to baked salmon

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal380
fat41g
saturates8g
carbs0g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein2g
low insalt0.02g
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Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks
  • pinch English mustard powder
  • pinch ground white pepper , or use ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 250ml groundnut oil
  • 50ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch chives , finely chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Mix the egg yolks with the mustard powder, pepper, 1 tbsp cider vinegar and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Mix the oils together in a jug. Use an electric whisk to whisk the yolk mixture, then very slowly, drip-by-drip, add the oil. When the mixture is pale and thicker, and no oil is visible, swap from a drip to a slow, steady stream – whisking all the while.

  • STEP 2

    When all the oil is added and you have a thick mayonnaise, taste and season with more vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir in the lemon zest and chives, then chill until ready to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2010

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