When I was growing up my mother never bought mayonnaise as such. I don't know why, only that she didn't. There were only type such things that she did buy. One was Miracle Whip and the other was Salad Dressing. Both were very mayonnaise like, but couldn't be considered mayonnaise per se because they contained ingredients which were not considered proper in a mayonnaise. A proper mayonnaise should only contain egg yolks, mustard, some vinegar and oil and perhaps some seasoning.
When I first tasted real mayonnaise I considered it to be a bit bland in comparison to what I was used to. I quite like it now, but there are a few things that I still prefer to be made with what my mother used . . . things like potato salad for instance, or macaroni salads.
I actually quite like Miracle Whip and Salad Dressing . . . I am not such a purist that there is no room for such things in my life. Life's too short eh! I wanted to make an old fashioned salad that I enjoy the other day . . . but mayo just wasn't going to cut it, and so I made my own miracle whip/salad type of dressing.
This isn't an old fashioned boiled dressing . . . there is no cooking involved. If you have either a stick immersion blender or a strong arm, you can make it in a matter of just a few minutes. It's a bit sweeter than regular mayonnaise . . .
and actually quite delicious. If you are looking for a sandwich spread, or salad ingredient which has no preservatives and is quite tasty and easy to make, then look no further. You've found it!
*Homemade *Salad* Dressing*Makes 225g or 1 cup