Homemade Mayo

You’re going to have to trust me on this. I’ve tried a whole bunch of paleo mayo recipes over the past 2 years (and haven’t purchased store-bought mayo since then!!) and I finally found the one that can’t be beat. Well Fed’s mayo is just so much like the real thing, in taste AND texture. Other mayo recipes use apple cider vinegar as the acid and that taste is just way too strong for me. I like to use lemon juice instead, hence my love for this recipe. I also went through multiple kitchen tools to find one that made it perfectly. My Cuisinart food processor does it like a dream: less than 2 minutes, total. WHAT?!?!?!, you say? It’s true! All the recipes encourage you to pour the olive oil in drip by drip so it truly emulsifies. I could practically dump it in this machine works so fast. I pour a steady stream at a pace that takes about 1 minute. (The other minute is for putting the first ingredients into the food processor). Now, I will say that my sister, Ashley, successfully makes mayo in the blender. I did not have luck with it myself, but more power to you if you can get that to work! Here is the link to the original recipe. I wrote it below because I have changed the measurements since I first started making it. Although, I don’t even measure now.



1 egg

1-2 tsp. mustard powder

1-2 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1 cup olive oil


Use the smaller food processor bowl if you have the option, otherwise the amount of ingredients to be mixed is too low for the blades to catch. You’ll have some botched mayo on your hands. Crack the egg into the food processor bowl. Add the mustard powder, salt, and lemon juice. Turn the food processor on and let it go for about 30 seconds. Start pouring in the olive oil at a steady stream (or a thin stream/drip pace if you have a slower machine) until it is all mixed it. Let the machine run for another 30 seconds or so to make sure it is all incorporated. Use a spatula to get the mayo out of the bowl. Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for about one week.




We use this for a variety of purposes: sandwiches, sauces, dressings, dips, etc. It is so versatile, just like store-bought mayo! Enjoy!








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