Real Mayonnaise (without Crappy, Refined Oils)

Low Carb / Keto / Gluten Free

I’ve always been what you’d call a “condiment connoisseur.” If I can put it on something, I’ll do it. Mustard, ketchup, chimichurri. You name it, I eat it!

My favorite condiment though, by a landslide, is undoubtedly mayonnaise.

It’s creamy and rich and it’s versatility always surprises me. I mean, people make cakes using mayo! What else can you put on a burger that would be make a delicious baked good?

Anyways, there is a problem with the mayonnaise that is available at the store. Even after scouring the shelves at Whole Foods, all I could ever find was mayonnaise made with damaged, inflammatory-inducing oils. If you’re wondering what oils I am talking about, please check out this post I made a couple months ago.

Fellow blogger, Real Food Liz, recommends using a brand called Wilderness Family Naturals if you don't make your own. It seems to be okay on the ingredient list, but it's pretty expensive in my opinion. Real mayonnaise is so simple and easy to make, you can do it all by yourself.

Do yourself a favor and make my mayonnaise instead. It tastes just as good (if not better), is more affordable, and it’s so much better for you!

For a sweeter tasting mayonnaise, you could use macadamia nut oil. I personally like to use avocado oil as it is pretty much flavorless and has a high tolerance to heat. MCT oil would be another great choice, especially if you're following a ketogenic diet.

I don't recommend using olive oil at all. The taste is very strong and bitter. I couldn't even eat it when I tried using it.

I made a video for this recipe as well, just so you can see how easy it truly is! You can make your own, delicious mayo in less than 5 minutes!

In my ketogenic diet days, I started eating this by the spoonful for an instant source of high-quality fat. Even now, I still find myself eating it by the spoonful! It’s that good!

I use this as a base for some of my favorite recipes that include: smoky chipotle aioli, homemade ranch dressing, and herbed chicken. How do I make these recipes? Keep a look out, I’ll be posting them on the blog soon!

Real Mayonnaise Recipe

Real Mayonnaise

Real Mayonnaise


  • 3/4 cup of avocado oil
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce (make sure you find a gluten-free one)
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • pinch of salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix with immersion blender until creamy.
  2. Store in refrigerator for about a week.

How to Make Homemade Mayo Cooking Video

What’s your favorite recipe that uses mayo? Comment below!

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  1. Jean on October 28, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I have a hard time liking mayo but love miracle whip. How would you adapt your recipe to give it more of that taste? Appreciate your thoughts.

    • Dominic on October 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm


      I would try adding some of the ingredients that are in Miracle Whip — a little bit of sweetener, garlic, paprika and mustard powder. I would play around with this until you get a combination you like!

  2. anita on February 23, 2016 at 12:33 am

    I have tried mayonnaise many times and was NEVER happy with the result, but this recipe was great!! and I used immersion blender this time and the consistency was spot on for my taste. love it.

    • Dominic on February 25, 2016 at 2:31 am

      Glad you liked!

  3. Tina on May 31, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I was just wondering about the eggs you used in this recipe. I have always avoided raw eggs because of the salmonella, how are you able to eat this mayo without getting sick? Are these eggs special or different?

    • Dominic on June 9, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      I try to use the best quality eggs as possible. For me, it’s pasture-raised, local eggs. While salmonella can be a legit concern, it’s not as common as you would think. I believe that also adding things like acid help kill bacteria.


  4. Jessica on May 3, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I use Pompeian extra light tasting olive oil (mild flavor) and sometimes mix with mct oil.

  5. bill on March 4, 2015 at 2:53 am

    I finally made some. It was delish!


  6. Heather on February 26, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    I don’t have an immersion blender. I do have a nice powerful blender that I use for smoothies, etc. Still same process?

    • Dominic on March 4, 2015 at 2:38 am

      Yep, should work!

  7. bill on February 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Did you forget to put Lemon juice on your printed recipe?
    I see you used it in the video.

    • Dominic on February 5, 2015 at 4:22 am

      I did, thanks for pointing that out!

  8. Yen on December 26, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Hi Dominic

    Dont have avocado oil here or MCT!! 🙁

    What do you suggest I can use? (I am on keto)


    • Dominic on January 17, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Try a light tasting olive oil or macadamia nut if you can get it. I used a full bodied olive oil once and it was so bitter, couldn’t eat it. A light tasting one should work okay!

  9. Cat on October 17, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I keep reading recipes using avocado oil, and this might be the clincher that gets me to buy it! I also just got super giddy to be your 1000th follower on pinterest 😉

    • Dominic on October 18, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      Woot! Congrats on lucky 1,000!

      Avocado oil is a staple in my household now, don’t know what I would do without it!


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