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Homemade Paleo/GAPS Mayonnaise

Recently I shared my Chicken Curry Salad recipe, and I promised that I would also share my homemade mayonnaise recipe.

Why should commercial mayonnaise be avoided?

Mayonnaise at the grocery store is usually filled with unhealthy oils like soy. Soybean oil is associated with weight gain, diabetes, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, fatty liver, and more. (source).

Don’t be afraid of the healthy fats in this mayonnaise!

I’m currently reading The Big Fat Surprise, and I want you all to be aware that the fear of fat that we have in the United States is SO off base and not truly scientifically proven. Eat good fat, in good conscience, for good health! This mayonnaise contains either coconut oil or avocado oil. Some of the benefits of coconut oil are: it prevents and treats Alzheimers Disease (source) and it increases your good cholesterol (HDL) (source). Avocado oil reduces inflammation (source), benefits eye health (source), and it protects against free radicals (source).

Homemade Paleo/GAPS Mayonnaise
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 2/3 c extra virgin coconut oil (melted and slightly cooled) or avocado oil
  1. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
  2. Use a food processor to combine the eggs, mustard powder, lemon juice, salt and
  3. pepper. Keep the food processor running, and very slowly drip the oil into the egg
  4. mixture. Do not rush this (have patience!). Keep the food processor going until
  5. everything is blended nicely.
  6. NOTE:
  7. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

If I am making this recipe for a simple salad dressing or unheated dip, I sometimes use light olive oil in place of the coconut oil or avocado oil. This gives the mayo less of a “flavor”, and is still quite healthy if it is not being heated.

Some things to keep in mind: have all ingredients at room temperature, or your mayonnaise may not work out. Make sure to keep the food processing running and slowly add teeny tiny drizzles of oil. This will be difficult if you have dinner guests showing up in an hour, but trust me! 🙂


Have you made your own mayonnaise before? What do you plan to use this in?

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