Mayonnaise has always been one of my favorite condiments, but while the store bought stuff is a convenient and cheap option, it is filled with such nastiness as soybean or vegetable oil, preservatives, and chemicals.
My homemade, healthy mayo on the other hand is packed with protein and good fats, and it tastes delicious! This mayonnaise recipe is simple to make and is a healthy addition to a tuna or chicken salad. Though there are now, thankfully, some great store bought mayo options (especially this avocado oil based mayo), I still prefer the homemade version when I have time to make it.
Please note: it is very important that all the ingredients are at room temperature for this recipe. Having ingredients that are too hot or too cold can cause the mayo to separate or not emulsify. Any oils can be used for this, though I prefer coconut, olive, walnut, or other healthy oils. MCT oil can also be used in place of coconut oil if you don’t like the coconut oil flavor. If you don’t like a coconut flavor and prefer a more traditional “mayo taste” you can use pure (not extra virgin) olive oil.
Keep this recipe in mind for the next time you do a Whole 30 or similar real food diet. It’s a great source of healthy fats!
Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise
- Put egg yolks into blender or bowl and whisk/blend until smooth
- Add lemon juice or vinegar, mustard, and spices and blend until mixed
- SLOWLY add oil while blending or whisking at low speed, starting with olive oil. Start with a drop at a time until it starts to emulsify and then keep adding slowly until all oil is incorporated.
If you’re allergic to eggs, try this egg-free avocado based mayo recipe instead.
Ever made mayo? If not, what are you waiting for? Tell me about it below!