Homemade Passover Mayonnaise Made Easy

This method from Passover Made Easy is simpler than grabbing a container off the shelf.

Give this easy recipe a whirl. Your tuna fish salad will thank you.

When you’re done, you can try use it in the dipping sauce for these addictive Potato Chip Zucchini Sticks from our new cookbook, Passover Made Easy.


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Potato-Chip Zucchini Sticks with Lemon-Mayo Dipping Sauce

Potato-Chip Zucchini Sticks with Lemon-Mayo Dipping SauceDuring the year, we coat anything we want with bread crumbs, or, my favorite, cornflake crumbs. For Passover, potato chips are the perfect replacement. Have fun playing with different flavors, including ketchup, honey BBQ, and onion and garlic chips &ndash but use chips, not potato sticks.Don’t skip the dipping sauce! You’ll love how the tanginess of the lemon complements the zucchini.

Yield: 6 servings

  • 3-4 Tbsp oil
  • 2 large zucchini
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup crushed plain potato chips
  • 1 cup crushed barbecue potato chips


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 scallion, white and light green parts, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¹⁄8 tsp coarse black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Brush each sheet with 1-2 tablespoons oil.
  2. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise and then widthwise to form quarters. Slice each quarter lengthwise into about 6 sticks.
  3. Place zucchini sticks into a resealable plastic bag. Add potato starch to bag. Seal and shake to coat zucchini sticks in potato starch.
  4. In a shallow dish, combine eggs, salt, paprika, and garlic powder. Place each type of crushed chips into a separate shallow dish.
  5. Remove zucchini sticks from bag and dip into egg mixture, a few at time, then dip in either flavor of crushed potato chips. Repeat until all zucchini sticks are coated. Place on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the dipping sauce: In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, scallion, salt, and pepper. Serve alongside zucchini sticks.

Matzaroni and Cheese

Matzaroni and CheeseWhat kids don’t prefer mac ’n cheese over anything else? This is a easy dinner that will get all the troops running to the table when the hot, cheesy, and bubbling dish emerges from the oven.

6 to 8 servings

  • 5 matzahs, broken into small pieces
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 (16-oz) container sour cream
  • 1 (16-oz) container cottage cheese
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella or muenster cheese, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In an 8 x 8-inch baking dish, arrange ¹⁄³ of the broken matzah pieces.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Add sour cream, cottage cheese, butter, salt, and 1 cup shredded cheese. Pour ¹⁄³ of the cheese mixture over the matzah. Repeat with two additional layers of matzah and cheese. Top with remaining 1 cup shredded cheese. Bake for 40 minutes. The cheese on top should be brown and bubbling.

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Find many more Passover recipes and guides in Passover Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes by Leah Schapira & Victoria Dwek

Leah Schapira is the co-founder of CookKosher.com, a popular online kosher recipe exchange, and the author of the bestselling Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking. A self-taught cook, Leah expresses her love of cooking through her polished food articles, her busy website, and her exciting cooking demos and classes. Passover Made Easy is Leah's second release with ArtScroll/Shaar Press. Leah resides in New Jersey with her husband and family.

Victoria Dwek is the managing editor of Whisk, a popular kosher food magazine published weekly by Ami Magazine. Her feature articles take readers behind the scenes to learn from chefs and other professionals in the kosher food world. An experienced journalist and avid hostess, Victoria's work combines her passions for good food and good writing. She lives in Deal, New Jersey with her husband and children.

Comments (16)

(12) Anonymous, April 10, 2019 3:21 PM

works best if eggs are straight out of the fridge

and still cold. Lasts about a week or two in the fridge. Will separate if left out.

(11) Anonymous, August 21, 2017 2:02 PM

Looks great how long does it last

THis recipie looks easy and great
Question is how long does it last

(10) Susie, March 26, 2013 6:05 PM

how long does the mayonnaise keep in fridge?

thanks for the recipe. it is delicious.
any recipe for mustard as i can't get non-kitniot mustard in Israel.
Chag Sameyach.

(9) A B, March 22, 2013 8:40 AM

to those who didn't get the desired results!!!

This MUST be done in a TALL, NARROW container!

(8) Cindy, March 21, 2013 9:47 AM

Mayonnaise didnt work

May Mayonnaise didnt work and remained liquid after beating for 10 min

(7) Anonymous, March 15, 2013 4:53 PM

I use a blender.

I know a rebbetzin that makes the most fabulous ice cream for pesach using flavorless mayonnaise (lo calorie it ain't) to substitute whip cream. I don't have that mixing stick thing.
To make in a blender -one egg blend it. VERY SLOWLY pour in the oil and watch it thicken.
Just one tip: if you do make it in the blender. when it starts to thicken turn the machine off and watch a bubble come up from the top - that means you can still add more oil. It's ready when no more bubbles come up.
Yes, you can also use a processor, but it takes more oil because the beater isn't as strong as the beater in the blender.

(6) Anonymous, March 15, 2013 2:49 AM

I tried the mayo recipe- but it didn't work! The mixture remained a liquid... any ideas?

Louisa Bieler, March 31, 2013 1:20 PM

this recipe does not work

do not waste your time - if you just add the oil in a thin stream, it works great and is not very hard. at least you will have mayo at the end.

(5) tobi, March 14, 2013 10:36 PM


can i get the same results with the beaters of a hand mixer or with a food processor?

(4) Ra'anan, March 12, 2013 8:43 PM


I'm in a nutrition course & the teacher just told us homemade mayo is much healthier!

Anonymous, March 15, 2013 4:48 PM

I don't think so

How can it be healthier if it's pure oil?

(3) Freida, March 12, 2013 8:38 PM


Thanks for the video for mayo made easy for Passover (or any time). Just a word to those who may not be knowledgeable - the crackers used for dipping at the end of the video are a no-no for this holiday. Thank You.

(2) Sol Spiegler, March 12, 2013 7:14 PM

Any chance of getting a recipe for charoset WITHOUT dates?

Susan, March 12, 2013 8:08 PM

very simple

why don't you just omit it. i never put dates into my charoses. I use one Cortland apple grated, grated walnuts, one inch of ginger grated, red wine. Easy and delicious. actually my 6 year old grandchild insisted in making my charoses last year.

Anonymous, March 15, 2013 4:49 PM

I never heard of that

dates in the charoset???? I use walnuts and apples - I have never heard of using dates. Besides, dates are very buggy and extremely difficult to check.

(1) Dina, March 12, 2013 3:22 PM

great video! I'm inspired!

I always wanted to know how to make my own mayo for Pesach. the video makes it look so easy! Dina


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