This Whole30 mayo is also Paleo, Keto, and yeast free mayonnaise, which is great for those of us who are sensitive to yeast.
Awhile back my doctor put me on a very strict elimination diet, and I wasn't able to have any yeast. I had been making my own mayonnaise to avoid the soybean oil, but I had to find a new recipe because they all called for vinegar, which contains yeast.
I was also frustrated that lots of times my mayonnaise wouldn't emulsify properly, and I frequently wasted a whole cup of oil!
How to Make Perfect Homemade Mayonnaise
There are a few things to know that are VERY important to making sure your mayonnaise comes out properly. These are some really helpful tips for the perfect mayo!
1-The size of the jar is hugely important. You can't make this in a large mason jar. The mouth of the jar needs to be able just to fit the immersion blender inside, but definitely no bigger. These 16 oz. jars are ideal.
2-You also can NOT make this in a regular blender, it will not emulsify so don't bother wasting your time trying. It must be in a small mason jar with an immersion blender.
3-Another hugely important aspect to making your own mayo is the blender speed. If you put it on high, it will break. When your mayo "breaks", it means it's all liquid like and the emulsion broke.
4-When you put the immersion blender into the jar, make sure it covers the egg yolk before you start blending.
5-Be sure to put your immersion blender on low!
How to make Whole30 Mayo
Follow the tips above to make sure you have the right equipment.
Place the egg and spices in the jar. Place oil in the jar. If your jar has measure lines on the side, you can fill it up to the 1 cup line without dirtying a measuring cup. Bonus for fewer dishes!
Place an immersion blender inside and blend on low. Keep the blender at the bottom of the jar until the mix is mostly all emulsified.
Slowly move the blender up and down to thoroughly mix it all, keeping it on low the entire time.
Ingredients for Whole30 Mayo
That's really it! Anything else is optional. I do list in the recipe some spices, but again, you don't necessarily need them.
Frequently Asked Questions for Paleo Mayo
Is Mayo Allowed on the Candida Diet?
This mayo is candida diet friendly! My favorite thing about this paleo mayo recipe is that it's yeast free.
What is a non dairy substitute for mayo?
This keto mayo is dairy free, making it perfect for anyone with a dairy allergy or sensitivity!
Is Mayo allowed on Whole30?
This mayonnaise recipe is Whole30 compatible. If it had an ingredient label, you could safely trust it!
Can You eat Mayo while Paleo?
The majority of mayonnaise in the store have decidedly non paleo ingredients. This is a great alternative for someone doing the paleo diet!
Can I save runny mayonnaise?
I've read that you can, but I've not had so much luck with it. The idea is to slooooowly add another egg to the broken mayo while you blend. If you try it, let me know how it goes in the comments below!
What about the Raw Egg in Whole30 Mayo?
If you're worried about consuming raw egg, I highly suggest using eggs from free range chickens.
They'll have no soy or grain in their feed since they roam the fields. It's the cleanest egg you can get!
Is Avocado Oil Mayo Whole30 Compatible?
Yes it is! So long as the rest of the ingredients are compatible too! Avocado oil is Whole30 compatible.
Why is Regular Mayo not Whole30?
Almost all regular mayo has soybean oil and sugar! Even so called olive oil mayo typically has soybean oil in the ingredient list anyway!
Uses for the Best Whole30 Mayo
- Topping for burgers
- Condiments for sandwiches and lettuce wraps
- Base for other dips and sauces (see below)
Variations for Paleo Mayo
- Stir in sriracha sauce for a sriracha mayo! A little goes a long way.
- Mix in curry powder for a delicious, curry mayo!
- Add some buffalo sauce for a spicy buffalo mayo!
Other Whole30 Recipes
Cilantro lime dressing: This is a favorite of mine! It's so yummy and I love putting it all over roasted veggies, Mexican meals, chicken, or salad.
Dairy Free Ranch Dressing: Ranch is a common staple in any American pantry, so when doing a Whole30 you'll want to have a good recipe on hand.
Chaffles: Not Whole30, but here's a 2 ingredient recipe for keto sandwich bread! The possibilities are endless!
Make this Mayo Right Now!
Whole30 Mayonnaise- Paleo, Keto, Yeast-free
- Immersion Blender
- 1 egg
- 1 cup olive oil light olive oil gives a better taste
- ¼ teaspoon dried mustard optional
- ¼ teaspoon salt optional
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder optional
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder optional
- Place all ingredients in a wide mouth jar.
- Place immersion blender fully into the jar, on top of the yolk. On the low setting, start blending, and slowly lift up the blender as the mixture comes together. Thoroughly mix.
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