The world has about as many mayonnaise recipes as it does air, so let’s add another to the mix! 😉 This one is a 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 would have wasted a whole cup of oil!
How to Make Perfect Mayonnaise
There are a few things to know that are VERY important to making sure your mayonnaise comes out properly.
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.
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.
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.
Be sure to put your immersion blender on low!
Allergen Friendly + Lifestyle Compatible
When searching for a yeast free mayonnaise, I learned that all that is really required to make mayonnaise is simply an egg and some oil. You don’t need vinegar or any acidic substance, and you don’t need any spices.
Since it’s composed of only oil and egg, this makes it keto friendly, paleo friendly, soy free, Whole30 compatible, and also yeast free!
This is a really great base for all types of paleo or Whole30 condiments. You may want to readjust the salt and spices depending on what you’re using it for, but it’s great as is for sandwiches and tuna salads.
How to make Yeast Free Mayonnaise
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. Then, slowly move the blender up and down to thoroughly mix it all, keeping it on low the entire time.
Uses for Mayonnaise
There are so many things in the paleo and Whole30 world as to how you can use this mayonnaise. Homemade mayo is commonly used as a base for many other Whole30 compatible dips, so here are a few suggestions:
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. It’s also Whole30 and Paleo!
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. Check this one out and enjoy!
Italian Sausage Sandwiches: This is a great keto recipe, especially if you’re missing bread on keto! You have the option to make chaffles or potato waffles, and both are great bread options. Note that only the chaffles are keto!
- Immersion Blender
- 1 egg
- 1 cup olive oil light olive oil gives a better taste
- 1/4 tsp dried mustard optional
- 1/4 tsp salt optional
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder optional
- 1/4 tsp onion powder optional
- Place all ingredients in a wide mouth jar.
- Place immersion blender fully into the jar. On the low setting, start blending, and slowly lift up the blender as the mixture comes together. Thoroughly mix.
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