Paleo Homemade Mayonnaise

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This is one thing that is so ridiculously easy to make, and so delicious, you’ll wonder why you’ve never attempted it before!

Even better, there are so few ingredients in homemade mayo, it is easy to control the allergens, and no weird unpronounceable mystery ingredients are lurking within.  Plus, no GMO oils!

Trust me, try it just once and see!  It takes under 5 minutes, promise!

Here are some recipes you could use this in:

TOOLS:  I use my beloved Cuisenart 14 Cup Food Processor for this…an absolutely invaluable tool in a real foodies kitchen!

IMMERSION BLENDER?  You can also do this with an immersion blender.  Place all ingredients, in order listed in a cup or mason jar.  Start the immersion blender, holding it at the bottom until you see the emulsion happening, then slowly lift up until all oil is incorporated.  I use this method most frequently now…easier clean up.

TECHNIQUE TIP:  Here is a picture so you know how slowly to pour the oil…it gives the eggs time to ‘grab’ the oil and emulsify the mixture.  Most people lament how tricky mayo is…but if you pour the oil slowly, you should have success!  It is also worth noting that using ROOM TEMPERATURE ingredients allows you emulsify quickly!  I sometimes hasten this process my heating my vinegar and mustard a tad to compensate for the cold egg yolks.  Or I will put my eggs (before cracking them) in a bowl of very warm water for a couple of minutes.


Paleo Homemade Mayonnaise
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Serves: 2cups
  • 2 egg yolks, fresh, and organic if possible, and room temperature (you can do this quickly by submerging the eggs in a bowl of hot water for a couple of minutes....this helps the emulsion happen quicker!)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon or yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1½ cups oil of choice, I like LIGHT olive oil (NOT extra virgin!), or avocado oil
  • salt to taste
  1. Place all ingredients except for oil into food processor bowl.
  2. Turn the machine on, and get ready to drizzle your oil.
  3. Here's the key, you MUST ADD THE OIL VERY SLOWLY!! Notice the thin stream in the picture, it took me about ⅔ minutes to pour the whole amount. Do it too fast and you will have a gross, thin, yellow mixture that has not emulsified.
  4. Add salt to taste (about 1 teaspoon or less).
  5. Store in an airtight container.



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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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15 comments on “Paleo Homemade Mayonnaise
  1. Amber says:

    Wow Tessa. Great recipe. I LOVE Mayo! I was looking over the ingredients and it's also SCD friendly! So awesome. I will definitely be incorporating this one into my food regimen when I start the SCD. :-)


  2. Danielle says:

    Looks amazing! I happen to be out of mayo :)

  3. It seriously shocks me that I have only made my own mayo a few times, especially considering how simple it is! I think I will make some this weekend to go into my favorite salad dressing!! This is a great recipe, Tessa. Thanks for the reminder that it can be so easy to make. 😀

  4. Great idea Tessa and so easy like you say. I used to make my own years ago to keep the sugar out of it. I bet you could add a couple drops of Stevia to your recipe and make more of a salad dressing too. Great post, thanks!

  5. GF Gidget says:

    Amazing! I can't believe how easy it looks.

  6. Do you know how long this will stay good?

  7. I have a batch that is still going strong at 2.5 weeks!

  8. I remember my grandma making homemade mayonnaise by hand! This looks super easy!

  9. Unknown says:

    @ cookie crumbles: if you add a tablespoon of whey and leave it out on the counter for seven hours you will have lacto-fermented mayo which radically increases it's life of freshness.

  10. Hmm..that is good to know…wonder if there is a dairy free whey to ferment it a bit? Probiotics?

  11. Can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  12. Farmgirl Cyn says:

    I use my immersion blender for an easy-peasy way to mix it all up. I tried it this week with a mix of olive oil and grape seed oil…delish!

  13. i bet the immersion blender works perfectly!! Then you are double handing it though…I adore my immersion blender, so easy to clean up!

  14. so glad you liked it Cyn!!

  15. Annie says:

    I have used the immersion blender technique for a couple of years now–it removes the tedious slow drizzle part. Goes really fast and easy. You have to put the ingredients in the blender cup in the RIGHT ORDER (egg yolk on bottom, oil next followed quickly by the acid/salt/sweetener mix). You also MUST lower the blender clear to the very bottom BEFORE you press the button then lift it slowly. Zip presto; mayo!

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