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Paleo Mayo

Homemade Whole30 mayo Recipe

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Cuisine: Paleo
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This mayo is easy to make and the required ingredients are usually found in most kitchens. Since raw egg yolks are used, it is important to use pasteurized eggs and take extra care with the handling and storage of the mayo.


  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 3 Tbl White Wine Vinegar (divided, or apple cider vinegar *)
  • 1 tsp Real Salt *
  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 3 Cups Light Olive Oil (do not use extra virgin because it's flavor is too strong)
  • 1.5 Tbl Lemon Juice


  1. Place the egg yolks in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until well beaten.
  2. Add 1 T. of the vinegar and beat well.
  3. Add the salt and ground mustard to the eggs and beat well.
  4. Turn the mixer to high speed. Very slowly, pour the oil in in a slow stream.
  5. Once the mixture has emulsified, you can add the oil a little faster, but start with just a little bit.
  6. After you've added about half of the oil, add another T. of the vinegar to the mayo and mix in. Continue to add another 3/4 C. of oil slowly to the mayo as you mix it in on high speed. Add the last T. of vinegar to the mayo and slowly mix in the remaining oil. The mixture should be thick and creamy.
  7. Add the lemon juice and thoroughly mix in.
  8. Place the mayo in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.


People concerned with food safety will tell you to use pasteurized eggs, so if you are worried about eating raw eggs, you should use them. However, I normally use my cage-free, pasture-raised eggs and have made homemade mayo hundreds of times and have never had an issue.

I think vinegar and lemon juice provide enough acidity to solve any problems and that to be truly Paleo, you would want to use eggs from cage-free chickens.

I'll leave that judgment totally up to you though!

Keywords: easy, healthy, Paleo, homemade