Shrimp Salad with Homemade Mayonnaise

I’ve been studying food labels carefully and don’t like many of the additives, so I’ve embarked on a journey to eat more natural foods. I make my own juices, granola, bread, and BBQ sauce. Now I’ve conquered mayonnaise.

With the Vitamix, it’s easy and takes mere minutes. Here’s how:

Mayonnaise

 

Ingredients:

¾ cup egg substitute
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
2 cups safflower or canola oil
 

Directions:

Add first four ingredients to the Vitamix container. Secure lid but remove plug.
Turn Vitamix to Variable Speed 1, gradually increasing to 10 then high.
Pour the oil in a steady stream through the opening in the lid.
Run Vitamix just until mixture thickens.
Turn off Vitamix, pour the mayonnaise into a quart jar, and put a tight-fitting lid (or canning ring and lid) on the jar. Refrigerate. Keeps up to 10 days.

 
Yield: 1 quart

I use 1/2 cup of my mayonnaise to make shrimp salad.

Shrimp Salad

Shrimp Salad for Two

RECIPE

Shrimp Salad for Two

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup salad-size shrimp
  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. dried tarragon leaves
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss together.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to develop flavors.
  3. Serve on whole-wheat rolls for sandwiches or stuff in a large, ripe tomato. 

Yield: 2 servings

4 Comments

Filed under condiments, Healthful Eating, Recipes, Salads, Shrimp

4 responses to “Shrimp Salad with Homemade Mayonnaise

  1. That looks good. I’d leave out the sweet pickle relish as I’m not a fan and I would use light mayo. And since I never cook with salt or pepper, I’d sprinkle on some dried dill.

  2. Those are all good ideas, Nancy. I don’t like sweet pickle relish, either, yet find a little in the salad adds a nice taste. I don’t tell my husband, though, or he’d never eat it! Dill is a nice alternative to tarragon, and I use dill sometimes. As for S&P, I don’t cook with it but added it to the recipe because the first thing folks do when I serve them my cooking is grab the shakers.

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    Not really a fan of the sweet relish but it does look good 🙂

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