Is Mayonnaise Gluten Free? In a word, Yes. Most Mayonnaise available in shops in the UK is, although often not labelled as such, free of Gluten.
However, there is a risk of cross contamination and most of the jarred Mayonnaise you can buy, particularly the “lighter” versions contain quite a lot of unhealthy and unnecessary added ingredients, including Sugar and Soybean oil.
The good news is that it’s incredibly quick and easy to make your own healthy, delicious and definitely Gluten Free Mayonnaise. You only need four ingredients, all of which are available pretty much anywhere and you can customise it your own liking as you see fit.
There are loads of different recipes and methods for making your own Mayonnaise but this is the easiest and most fail proof I’ve found. The two key things to remember are to use a neutral tasting oil – NOT OLIVE OIL, Vegetable or Sunflower are fine or you can try Grape seed if you have it – and, whether you’re using a food processor or whisking by hand, add the Oil very, very slowly. Add the oil too fast and the mayonnaise will separate which although recoverable (If it does separate, take the mixture out of the food processor or mixing bowl and start again with another egg. Once you’ve added about half of the oil, slowly add and blend the separated mayonnaise) is pretty much a disaster so go as slowly as you can and then a bit more slowly again.
This Mayonnaise will keep for 5-7 days in the Fridge and there are loads of ways you can fiddle about with it and try different flavours – adding a teaspoon of Mustard, Garlic to make Aioli or Smoked Paprika to make a spicier Mayonnaise. If the Mayonnaise is too thick for your liking just add a few drops of water to thin it out.
- 1 whole Egg
- 2 teaspoons of White Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of Salt
- 300ml Oil
The easiest way to do this is using a food processor, but if you don’t have one whisking by hand is quick and easy too. Either way the trick is to add the oil slowly. Put the eggs into the food processor. While the machine is running at a fairly low speed, slowly drizzle in the oil. The longer you mix it for the thicker and creamier the end result will be.
Its exactly the same technique if you are doing it by hand, again, add the Oil very slowly and keep whisking until you achieve the consistency you prefer.
And that’s it. Quick, Easy, Home made Gluten free mayonnaise in the blink of any eye.