French Mayonnaise | Gestational Diabetes UK
French Mayonnaise

Fresh, tasty, REAL French Mayonnaise. This is an absolute favourite of mine and takes me back to being a teenager on holiday in France with my best friend and her family. It was back in the 90s when we would go camping in France for 2 weeks every summer and although you can’t beat the fresh baguettes and croissants for breakfast, the French Mayonnaise served with French Fries was an all-time favourite treat in the evenings.

French Mayonnaise is flavoured with mustard and lemon, giving it a slightly darker colour and much more flavour. What’s even better is that it is so simple to make with just a couple of ingredients.

This recipe uses raw egg yolk. Raw eggs can safely be eaten in pregnancy if British Lion-stamped eggs are used.

French Mayonnaise

French Mayonnaise

French Mayonnaise | Gestational Diabetes UK
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Course: Condiments, Sauces
Cuisine: French
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: condiment, mayonnaise, sauce
Free or Subscription Recipe: Free Recipe
Free from: coconut, dairy, gluten, nuts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Jo Paterson


  • whisk hand or electric


  • 125 ml olive oil
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • ½ medium lemon juice only
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • a good pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Add an egg yolk, lemon juice and Dijon mustard to a bowl and whisk to emulsify
  • Very slowly drizzle a fine stream of olive oil into the bowl whilst constantky whisking. Take your time and just whisk, whisk, whisk!
  • Continue whisking to thicken to your liking
  • Season to taste and enjoy! This is the perfect pairing tool!


This basic mayonnaise recipe can be seasoned and flavoured to your liking. Add more lemon and mustard to your tastes, or replace them with chilli and paprika to create a smoky chilli mayo instead!
Keep the mayonnaise covered and stored in the refrigerator and use it within 3 days. This recipe is NOT suitable for freezing.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | of which saturates: 3g | Fibre: 1g | of which sugars: 1g