One-Step Homemade Mayonnaise and Simple Salad

Great Christmas colors. Consider adding this to your table!

Make your own mayonnaise with four ingredients — all in one step! It’s never been easier. Why ever buy it again?! See video for details.

I used my homemade mayonnaise to make a salad dressing. The recipe for my simple kale and radicchio salad with mayo-based dressing follows.

One-Step Homemade Mayonnaise and Simple Salad

  • Servings: 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Homemade Mayonnaise

  • 1 large egg
  • “Nearly” 1 cup olive oil (1 cup minus two tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt (not iodized table salt)

Homemade Mayonnaise Salad Dressing and Kale/Radicchio Salad

  • 1/2 cup of homemade mayonnaise
  • 1 heaping teaspoon smooth Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 large bunch of “dinosaur” kale
  • 1 head of radicchio (any type)



  1. Place all ingredients in a tall narrow container (or blender, or small bowl of a food processor). Use an immersion blender to blend to desired consistency. Keeps for 1 week in a refrigerator

Homemade Mayonnaise Salad Dressing and Kale/Radicchio Salad

  1. Toast sesame seeds (about 5 minutes in a sauté pan on medium heat, stirring frequently)
  2. Combine mayonnaise, mustard and sesame seeds in a small bowl and mix well
  3. De-rib kale and tear into small pieces. With a large knife, shred radicchio. Combine kale and radicchio in a large serving bowl and mix well with dressing. Adjust salt and add more sesame seeds, if desired 


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Author: gregnelsoncooks

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