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Lemon and chive mayonnaise

Chef: ianlisle

  • serves 6
  • cook time 20 minutes

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

From BBC Good Food


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


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.

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.


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