10 Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipes

Happy Woman Whipping EggsMaking homemade mayonnaise is easy, and it tastes better than most store-bought versions.

In addition, you can choose to include only healthy ingredients in your mayo.

This way, you can avoid the refined vegetable oils that most commercial brands use.

You can also experiment with your mayo, adding many different ingredients and flavors.

Here is a very basic recipe to make your own homemade mayonnaise:

Instructions:

  1. Before you start, make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.
  2. Put the egg yolks in a food processor or blender. Sprinkle with salt and add water.
  3. Start blending while slowly pouring the oil into the feed tube.
  4. After the mayo has gotten thick, add lemon juice and gently mix with a spoon.

However, note that the egg yolks in mayo aren’t cooked. If salmonella is a problem where you live, then this may be a concern (1).

And, while the basic recipe above is great to start with, there is more to mayonnaise than just oil and eggs. It can be prepared using many different ingredients.

Here are 10 homemade mayonnaise recipes that are actually pretty healthy.

1. Basic Homemade Mayo

Homemade Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Powdered mustard
  • Sea salt

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2. Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise

Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • Egg yolks
  • Mustard
  • Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil

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3. Paleo Miracle Mayo

Paleo Miracle Mayo

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Lime juice
  • Honey
  • Dry mustard
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Smoked paprika (optional)
  • Avocado oil or olive oil

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4. Truffle Mayonnaise

Truffle Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • Egg yolk
  • Dijon mustard
  • White balsamic vinegar
  • Walnut, macadamia or avocado oil
  • Truffle oil (to taste)

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5. Homemade Paleo Baconnaise

Homemade Paleo Baconnaise

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Bacon fat
  • Egg yolks
  • Lemon juice
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Mustard
  • Salt

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6. Duck Egg Mayonnaise

Duck Egg Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • Duck egg yolk
  • Macadamia or avocado oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of salt

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7. Roast Garlic Mayo

Roast Garlic Mayo

Ingredients:

  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Dijon mustard
  • Egg yolks
  • White wine vinegar
  • Water
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

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8. Basil and Parmesan Mayonnaise

Basil and Parmesan Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Egg yolk
  • Anchovy fillets
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Dijon mustard
  • Olive oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt

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9. Egg-Free Avocado Mayo

Egg Free Avocado Mayo

Ingredients:

  • Avocados
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Dijon mustard
  • Black pepper

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10. Spicy Cashew Mayo

Spicy Cashew Mayo

Ingredients:

  • Raw cashews
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • Dates
  • Sriracha sauce

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More Ideas for Adding Flavor

Mayonnaise can be prepared in a variety of ways, using different oils, condiments or herbs and spices.

Above are just a few recipes for you to try. However, there are so many more ingredients you can use to add flavor, including:

  • Fresh herbs like rosemary, tarragon, thyme, dill or cilantro.
  • Curry powder.
  • Chili powder.
  • Chopped nuts.
  • Minced ginger.
  • Prepared horseradish.
  • Sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Sliced scallions.
  • Jalapeños.
  • Miso paste.
  • Capers.

Anything Else?

You can store the mayo in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

There are many ways you can enjoy your homemade mayo. You can spread it on a sandwich, include it in a chicken salad or use it as a base for dressings and dips.

However, keep in mind that homemade mayonnaise is still very high in calories, so be mindful of your portion sizes.

At the end of the day, a bit of homemade mayonnaise with high-quality ingredients is a delicious way to add healthy fats to your diet.

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