Category Dressings & Sauces

How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

A quick and easy homefries-356493-mmade mayo recipe is a great thing to have on hand. Mayo can spoil quickly in the fridge if you don’t use it that often, so buying big, processed jars of it just doesn’t always make sense. Also, it’s processed. Enough said.

This recipe is a quick and easy homemade mayo recipe that my best friend uses to make mayo and what’s so great about this is that you can flavor your mayo to complement each meal. For example, when we make mayo for a dressing for a Mexican salad, we can add some taco seasoning to the mayo and really kick up the flavor. I have this one recipe for a mayo covered salmon (it’s sooo good! I’ll be sharing it soon!), and we add paprika and some extra lemon juice to the mayo for that one. If you’re going to make a ranch dressing, you can use this mayo recipe as the base for your dressing. The possibilities are endless.

Essentially, if you’ve ever heard the word aioli, mayo is similar to that. So when you see a recipe that calls for an aioli sauce, you’re basically going to be making a flavored mayo. One difference my friend does with the mayo she makes is that she uses the whole egg, so there is no waste.

Read More

Orange Salad & Dressing Recipe

… the infamous one (you’d have to follow me on Facebook to understand why)!

Asian Orange Dressing Recipe:

In a blender, mix the following:

  • ~~1 tblsp fresh chopped curly parsley
  • ~~2 tblsp fresh, raw honey
  • ~~1/4 cup EV Olive Oil
  • ~~1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (pulp okay)
  • ~~2 tblsp white-wine vinegar (balsamic works for a different kick, but I love white-wine vinegar in this one)
  • ~~1/2 tsp grated orange peel (you can use the orange you used for the salad, use fresh, not dried–so much better!)
  • ~~1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (do it to taste–this adds just a kick, so don’t skip it, but if you want less, use the 1/8 and if you want more, use the 1/4)
  • ~~dash of red pepper flakes
Pulse in the blender until it’s frothy and ’emulsified’ some, and then pour into a cruet or salad dressing cont...
Read More