Learn how to make your own mayonnaise at home with this quick and easy recipe. See how you can turn this simple sauce in both tartare sauce and Marie-rose sauce with a few basic ingredients
Makes: 350ml
Prep time: 25 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips




    • 2 med egg yolks


    • 1 rounded tsp mustard powder (or 1-2 tsp ready-made English or French mustard)


    • 1-2 tsp lemon juice or white wine vinegar


    • Salt


    • Freshly ground black ppper


    • 300ml rapeseed oil






    1. Put egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice or white wine vinegar and some salt and freshly ground black pepper into a tall jug.


    1. Whizz with a stick blender, then gradually add oil, whizzing well to make a thick emulsion. Add a little warm water to thin it down if you find it too thick.  Keep in a jar in the fridge. Use within 1 week.


    1. For tartare sauce: Add chopped gherkins, chopped boiled egg, capers and parsley, to taste. Serve with fish or fishcakes, or add extra hard-boiled egg or chopped ham and use as a sandwich filling.


    1. For Marie-rose sauce: Add tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and lemon juice, to taste. Use in prawn cocktail or as a salad dressing.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 10.0g saturates 0.8g calories 91(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.