Dr. Ian's Clean Mayonnaise

by Ian K. Smith M.D. 3:00 AM, May 30, 2018

Aired May 30, 2018

Serves About 1 cup

Consuming raw egg may increase your risk of foodborne illness


1 large egg
1 egg yolk
½ teaspoon organic honey
1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon organic mustard
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1 cup extra virgin olive oil


Put the egg, egg yolk, honey, lemon juice, mustard, vinegar, and ½ teaspoon salt in a blender. Turn on blender, then slowly pour the oil in through the lid a drop at a time, then pour in a small, slow stream. Blend until mixture thickens. Taste and adjust your seasoning accordingly. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

OR, if using a mixing bowl…

1. In a medium bowl, combine egg, egg yolk, honey, lemon juice, mustard, vinegar, and ½ teaspoon salt. Whisk until blended and thickened, 30 to 60 seconds. It should be a bright yellow.
2. In a very slow, steady stream, pour in ½ cup oil, whisking continuously, 3 to 5 minutes. Gradually add the remaining ½ cup, whisking continuously until mayonnaise is thickened, about 6 minutes. Now the mayonnaise will appear lighter in color. Season with more salt if needed. Place in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.

Excerpt from "The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation" by Ian K. Smith M.D. Copyright © 2018 by Ian K. Smith M.D. Used with permission by St. Martin's Press. All rights reserved.