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:




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


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


Shrimp Salad for Two


  • 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


  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


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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