Avocado Oil Paleo Mayonnaise

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Homemade mayonnaise is surprisingly easy to make! It’s great to make mayonnaise yourself because store bought mayo is often made from highly processed canola or soybean oil and contains white sugar. This recipe uses a fresh, pasture-raised organic egg, avocado oil, and fresh lemon juice for a mayo that tastes just like your favourite from the store, but with better quality ingredients.

Homemade mayonnaise uses a fresh, raw egg instead of the “liquid egg yolk” that store bought mayo contains. As long as you are using an egg that is fresh and from a great source, like a local small-scale organic farm, there is no need to worry about eating raw egg. If you want, you can “pasteurize” the egg by placing it in a pot of 140F water on the stove for 3 minutes.

You can use this mayo for sandwiches, chicken salad, potato salad, egg salad, or a base for homemade dressings and dips. It’s keto, paleo, and Whole30 friendly.

1 pasture-raised organic egg, room temperature
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
⅛ teaspoon of ground mustard
¼ teaspoon of sea salt or pink himalayan salt
1 ¼ cup of avocado oil


  1. Add the egg, lemon juice, ground mustard, and salt to a food processor or blender and turn it on low.
  2. Very slowly, drizzle in the avocado oil while the machine is running. You want to do this as slowly as possible, with the stream of oil being poured in the top being about the same width as a piece of yarn.


  • Resist the urge to dump in the oil at any point, adding the oil too fast will cause the mayonnaise to “break” and it will be liquid instead of emulsified. If you do this by accident, pour the mixture into a glass measuring cup, clean out your blender, add a room temperature egg to your blender, turn it on, and slowly drizzle in the “broken” mixture and it should come together again.
  • You’ll also want to choose a light-tasting avocado oil, extra virgin will be too strong.
  • This mayo keeps in the fridge for 5 days in an airtight container.

Contributed by Melanie Maxwell, R.H.N.