How to Make Paleo Mayo

Homemade Paleo Mayo is so easy to make, using a handful of ingredients you likely already have on hand and made in under 5 minutes! Want to make it even more special? Turn that homemade mayo into 4 easy and delicious flavored ones in just a matter of minutes.

Jar of creamy homemade paleo mayoEasy Paleo Mayonnaise Recipe

If you follow a strict paleo diet, or you care about avoiding unhealthy fats like canola or soybean oil, finding a clean store-bought mayo can feel impossible. Luckily there are a few brands on the market now that are selling mayonnaise made with avocado oil, but the downside is that they are super expensive, and some of them do have a strong flavor. If you’ve never made it before, you might think that making mayo at home is hard or involves a lot of ingredients, but we’re here to tell you homemade mayonnaise:

You may be wondering what the difference is between paleo mayo and regular mayo? Simply put, it’s the oil! There really is no other change to making paleo mayo then to switch out the canola or soybean oil with a paleo-friendly oil. We’re suggesting to use half avocado oil and half light olive oil. We love the flavor of olive oil, but if you make mayo with only olive oil the taste is overwhelming, and the same goes for only avocado oil. And if you only have a really heavy tasting olive oil than use even less of it proportionally.

Perfectly creamy paleo mayo recipe

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Tips on Making Paleo Mayo

In our recipe below, we’ve offered 3 different ways to make paleo mayo with a food processor, a blender or an immersion blender. They basically all have the same concept in mind though. A mayo is an immersion of oil into an egg, with a few other flavor components to it. The dijon mustard also helps bind it, so don’t skip that.

The most important part when making mayo is to slowly (very, very slowly) drip the oil into the blending egg. It’s important to start dripping the oil in at first so that it has time to emulsify. Once it is stable, you can drip the olive oil in faster.

Troubleshooting Tips

Flavor variations of paleo mayo

How to Make Flavored Mayo

Here are a few different flavor variations for the mayo. Simple whisk the ingredients into the mayo.

For Spicy Mayo:

Herb Mayo:

Truffle Aioli:

Chipotle Mayo:

easy avocado oil mayo flavor variations

How long will paleo mayo last?

It will keep for 1-2 weeks in your refrigerator. This makes a smaller batch so that you can use it up quicker. If you go through mayonnaise quickly you might want to double a batch.

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How to Make Paleo Mayo

A fresh take on a classic lunch staple: tangy sun-dried tomato and capers with a light mayo based chicken salad!

Sun dried tomato chicken salad in a wrapSun Dried Tomato Chicken Salad

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it and chicken salad for meal prep is a recipe that sure isn’t broke. We’ve made it a few times here on LCK, but this time we’re making it with an Italian-esque makeover: a mayo based chicken salad with sun-dried tomatoes, capers, parsley and white wine vinegar. It’s salty, tangy and really delicious.

As with all chicken salad, it’s easiest to use either leftover chicken or grab a rotisserie chicken. If doing it this way, this meal prep takes about 5 minutes! If you’re using a rotisserie chicken you can either double up on this recipe since it only calls for 2 cups of chicken, or use the remainder of the chicken for a dish such as Buffalo Chicken Dip, Loaded Paleo Nachos, or Chicken Soup. If you want to make the chicken fresh, you can make shredded chicken in the Instant Pot or slow cooker!

Chicken salad sun dried tomatoes in a bowl

Ingredients for this Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Salad:

Wrapping up chicken salad

Ways to Use Chicken Salad:

How many days can you keep homemade chicken salad?

Homemade chicken salad stays good for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator!

Sun dried tomato chicken sandwich

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Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Salad

A fresh take on a classic lunch staple: tangy sun-dried tomato and capers with a light mayo based chicken salad!


Yield 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time
Total Time 5 hours



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1/3 cup organic mayonnaise (homemade or store-bought), add more as needed
  • ⅓ cup sun-dried tomato packed in olive oil, drained and chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 green onion
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar, or lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  2. Store in a container and use for up to 5 days.

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