Homemade mayo is much better than anything you can buy at the store. But unfortunately, mayo made with olive oil (rather than seed oils) often comes out quite bitter.

It turns out that this is caused by the blades of a blender or food processor. If you make the mayo by hand using a whisk, you avoid the bitterness entirely. I've tried this myself and it really works (and is much easier than you might think).

This is great on its own, but I love adding some additional flavor to the mix (chopped fresh herbs, lemon zest, Calabrian chiles, etc). This also serves as a great base for various mayo-based sauces and dressings.

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