Whole 30 Approved Homemade Mayo

by Alli

Several members of my family are living the Whole 30 lifestyle. It simply means they eat whole foods – natural, non-processed foods. So I set out to make Whole 30 Approved Homemade Mayo.

Before my foray into the business of making my own mayo, I had never, ever done it before. I’ve always purchased store-bought mayo. Most of the mayonnaise sold in grocery stores have added sugar and other stuff that is not compliant with Whole 30.

Whole 30 Approved Homemade Mayo - Easy and Delicious!

The one virtue you need when making your own mayo is patience. If you rush the process, you’ll have salad dressing instead of mayo. You’ll also need a blender.

I don’t like to make a big batch at once and homemade mayo will last about two weeks in the fridge. Mine never lasts that long because I use it to make coleslaw and as a dipping sauce. That means I make a batch about once a week.

When I was growing up, I didn’t like mayo or ketchup. The only condiment I ate was mustard.

When my husband was growing up, he detested mustard and mayo was his favorite. After we married, I started eating a little mayo and he grew to enjoy the taste of mustard.

You only need 5 ingredients to make homemade mayo – one egg at room temperature, 2 tablespoons lemon juice at room temperature, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. dry mustard and 1-1/4 cups light olive oil.

Helpful Hint:  Don’t use expensive extra-virgin olive oil. It will overpower the taste of the mayo. Also, make sure the egg and lemon juice are at room temperature. I included the photo of the olive oil I use in the photo below.

Whole 30 Approved Homemade Mayo

Yield: 12 servings

Homemade Mayo

Homemade Mayo

Homemade Mayo is easy to make and the taste is amazing.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 egg (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/4 cups light olive oil


  1. Place the egg, dry mustard, salt and lemon juice in a blender. Add 1/4 cup of the oil and blend until combined (about 30 seconds).
  2. While the blender is running, pour the remainder 1 cup oil in a continuous thin stream. It's important not to rush this part of the process. It should take about 2-1/2 minutes.

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Homemade mayo is thick, pretty and really white. Plus, it tastes so fresh and delicious. I never thought I’d be that person who makes my own mayo, but here I am. My mayo comes out perfectly every single time.

Homemade Mayo

Store your mayo in a jar with a lid. Or, just put it in a pretty bowl as I did and cover with plastic wrap or foil.

When it comes to making mayo, slow and steady wins the race. Have you ever made homemade mayo?

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robin masshole mommy January 18, 2017 - 5:58 am

Ooooh, I love mayo, but I have never made my own before. I had no idea it was so easy to do, so I am totally trying this!

candy January 18, 2017 - 8:14 am

I must be behind the times about this whole 30 thing. We have been living the non chemical free lifestyle for years. It just didn’t have a name. Mayo is easy to make just take your time and don’t rush. You won’t go back to that crap store stuff after eating homemade mayo.

Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom January 18, 2017 - 9:47 am

I’ve never made homemade mayo. There are some things I know you can do, but, never looked into the how of it. I always get Miracle Whip because I like the sweetness. But, I am open to try anything once, and this looks easy enough. I’ll have to give it a shot!

Dee January 18, 2017 - 10:46 am

Alright, making mayo is right up there with me baking my own bread. These are things I always want to do, but to scared to do it for the fear of messing it up. I am going to have to give this a try and pry to god that my mayo doesn’t break apart.

Kathy Myers January 18, 2017 - 11:02 am

I am going to have to try this, I make deviled eggs for our church potluck every Sunday so I need a good healthy mayo recipe!

Sue @NoFixedAbodeForSue January 18, 2017 - 11:48 am

I cant say I have ever thought about making my own mayo but your post makes it sound very easy. I love the white color, especially against that pretty blue bowl.

Jenn January 18, 2017 - 12:24 pm

Wow, I have never considered making homemade mayo. This recipe sounds so easy too. I guess I need to give it a shot.

Pam January 18, 2017 - 3:13 pm

I bet this tastes so good. I don’t love storebought Mayo but whenever I try it fresh I really enjoy it.

Vera Sweeney January 18, 2017 - 3:39 pm

I have never had homemade mayo before!! I didn’t realize how easy it was, I bet it tastes amazing.

Heather Lawrence January 18, 2017 - 4:22 pm

I have never tried making mayo before but I bet it tastes so much better than the stuff you buy at the store. How long does it last in the fridge before you need to toss it?

Shirley Wood January 18, 2017 - 4:48 pm

I am a mayo lover from way back and as a true southerner keep Dukes in the refrigerator at all times. I have been curious about the Whole 30 things since I keep seeing it everywhere. I am game to give it a try. We consume and untold amount of calories in condiments alone, I’m sure. Your recipe sounds easy and I love recipes with just a few ingredients.

Heather @ Kraus House Mom January 18, 2017 - 7:02 pm

It has never crossed my mind to make my own mayo, but this sounds so easy and a lot healthier. I think I’m going to try it.

Sandy January 19, 2017 - 10:54 am

This home-made mayo is easy to make and sounds tastier. Thanks for sharing the process.

Kita Bryant January 19, 2017 - 3:36 pm

I love mayo but is has always been an unhealthy choice for me. This recipe looks like my new alternative.

CourtneyLynne January 20, 2017 - 2:16 am

Oooooo I might just have to give this recipe a try! My hubby is mayo obsessed and literally puts it on everything!

Rebecca Swenor January 20, 2017 - 8:00 am

This homemade mayo sounds great for a whole food. My family is trying to eat less processed foods and this sound perfect. I don’t eat mayo but my family loves it so I will have to make this for them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Robin January 23, 2017 - 2:41 pm

Sounds good. I’d like to give it a try but don’t have a blender. Think it would work the same using a hand mixer or Kitchenaid mixer?

Alli January 23, 2017 - 4:42 pm

I have only made the mayo in my blender, but I don’t see why the Kitchenaid Mixier wouldn’t work. The hand mixer would work, too, but your hand/arm will get a workout. Let me know how it turns out.


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