Lemon & chive mayonnaise

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

  • Prep:20 mins
  • Serves 6
  • More effort

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 380
  • fat 41g
  • saturates 8g
  • carbs 0g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0.02g


  • 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


  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.

  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.

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