Are you ready for the perfect combination of creamy and tangy to add flavor to any sandwich, dip, or salad? Say hello to Homemade Dijonnaise, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard mixed in one tasty bite. The perfect spread to bring flavor to deviled eggs, potatoes, and sandwiches!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Choose the quality of your ingredients (e.g. type of oil and egg).
- Budget-friendly alternative to store-bought dressings.
- Pairs great with a variety of dishes incl. Christmas ham and steak.
Can I use store-bought mayonnaise?
Yes, for an even easier and faster way to make this Dijon mayo sauce at home, simply use for 1 cup of your favorite store-bought mayonnaise and add the two types of Dijon mustard. Season to taste with lemon juice and salt.
- Egg – When making mayonnaise you want to use a room-temperature, ideally free-range egg. The yolk melts better to become the liquid fat you are looking for.
- Salt – Salt rounds out the flavors. You can use sea salt or regular table salt.
- Lemon juice – Use either freshly squeezed lemon juice or bottled lemon juice.
- Olive oil – For this recipe, you will want to use lightly flavored, not extra virgin, to add the mayonnaise flavoring. You can also opt for seed oils such as sunflower or rapeseed, or avocado oil.
- Dijon mustard – Pick your favorite Dijon mustard. You’ll need two different types of Dijon mustards – smooth and whole grain.
How to make Dijonnaise sauce
- Blend: Make the mayonnaise by adding the lemon juice, egg, and salt into a food processor or blender. As you blend, slowly pour in the olive oil. The mayonnaise will start to thicken and become creamy.
- Mix: Once it’s the desired consistency, stir in the smooth and the whole-grain Dijon mustards.
- Taste: Taste test and add more mustard, lemon juice, or salt if needed.
- Store: Add the mixed dressing into an air-tight container, in the refrigerator, for up to 1 week.
- If the mayonnaise becomes too thick while blending, you can add a little bit of lemon juice or some water to thin it out.
- Opt for high-quality. Using premium ingredients will enhance the flavor of the homemade condiment.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. It will help the flavors mix well.
This Dijon mustard and mayonnaise sauce can be served with a variety of dishes. Instead of traditional mayonnaise or Dijon mustard, this combination adds the perfect creamy and tangy taste.
- Sandwich spread: Say goodbye to boring sandwiches! This spread works well for your favorite deli meats and sliced bread and wraps.
- Salad dressing: Mix this condiment with a bit of vinegar or lemon juice to create a delicious, creamy salad dressing. Perfect for potato salad and devilled eggs.
- Dipping sauce: Dijonnaise makes for an easy dipping sauce for fries, chicken tenders, pretzels, or even seafood. It’s got the perfect creamy and tangy texture and taste.
- Burger topping: Use as a gourmet burger topping. You’ll take your backyard burger to the next level with this tasty topping.
- Meat condiment: The mustard-flavor paired with the creaminess of the mayo makes Dijonnaise the perfect condiment for beef steak, roast chicken or chicken salads, Christmas ham, and Thanksgiving turkey.
Try some of these variations to take your homemade condiment to the next level:
- Herbs – Add a spring of fresh dill, parsley or tarragon for an extra herbal flavor. These herbs pair well with the Dijon mustard.
- Hot sauce – Spice things up with your favorite hot sauce such as siracha. Give it a mild kick or take things up a notch depending on your preferences.
- Honey Dijonnaise – Sweeten up this sandwich spread by sweetening it with honey to taste.
No, Dijonnaise is not the same as Dijon mustard. Dijonnaise is a creamy condiment made by combining Dijon mustard with mayonnaise. It has a milder and creamier flavor than plain Dijon mustard.
Dijonnaise can be gluten-free, but it’s important to check the ingredients you are using. For this recipe, the homemade mayonnaise is gluten-free. Be sure to get gluten-free smooth and whole-grain Dijon mustard.
Store Dijonnaise in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness. Like mayonnaise, it should be kept at a cool temperature to prevent spoilage. Be sure to seal the container tightly after use to prevent air exposure and maintain its quality.
- 1 egg room temperature
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 cup olive oil lightly flavored, not extra virgin
- 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
- Add the egg, lemon juice, and salt to a deep mixing bowl, food processor, or standup blender.1 egg, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp lemon juice
- If you're using an immersion stick blender, insert it into the bowl, making sure it reaches the bottom. Start blending at the lowest speed, then gradually increase while slowly drizzling in the olive oil. Blend until the mayonnaise thickens and becomes creamy.1 cup olive oil
- If using a food processor or standup blender, blend the egg, lemon juice, and salt together on low speed. While the processor/blender is running, slowly pour in the olive oil in a thin, steady stream until the mixture emulsifies and thickens.
- Blend until the mayonnaise reaches the desired consistency. If it's too thick, you can add a bit more lemon juice or a splash of water and blend again until you achieve the desired texture.
- Stir in the Dijon mustard and whole grain Dijon mustard. Adjust the amount to taste. Add more mustard, salt, or lemon juice according to your preference.3 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
- Transfer the dijonnaise to a clean, airtight container and refrigerate. It can be stored for up to a week.