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by Dom Geracia / Oct 15, 2014 /

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.

Now that Keto and Paleo are becoming more popular, there have been some healthier options popping up. However, regular consumption can get kind of expensive.

My 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

by Dom Geracia

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  • 3/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce optional
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch salt



  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix with immersion blender until creamy.
  • Store in refrigerator for about a week. See video below for more detailed instructions.

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How to Make Homemade Mayo Cooking Video

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  1. Avatar June on February 13, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you! I ordered some avocado oil to try this. I’ve made mayo with olive oil and it was good. I use a pint wide mouth mason jar to make it in and also to store it covered with plastic screw top lid (one less dish to wash). I don’t use lemon or Worcestershire.

    I like making ranch dressing and other foods.

  2. Avatar Taylor Hively on January 6, 2019 at 4:33 am

    I found a great mayo at Safeway stores in California. Check out Primal Kitchen avocado oil mayo. It’s the only may I could find that wasn’t bad.

    • Dominic Dominic on January 9, 2019 at 8:20 am

      I like the Chosen Foods brand, personally. I’ll have to give the Primal Kitchen version a go sometime!

      • Avatar Lisa on May 10, 2019 at 5:32 pm

        I find the Primal version has too much lemon for my tastes. I’ll have to try out your version. I like that it’s in a smaller amount than other recipes but still maybe too much for me to consume in a week – is that how long it lasts in the fridge?

        • Dominic Dominic on May 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

          That’s how long I’d let it go. I’ve heard you can add whey to it to extend the shelf-life (sauerkraut juice?). I’d have to do more research!

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Dom Geracia is a long time Keto diet follower who is passionate about simplifying the low carb lifestyle for beginners. When he's not posting yummy food pics on Instagram, you can likely find him cuddling the nearest cat or guzzling down (yet another) iced coffee.


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