Whole 30

Back to Basics- Part Three- Whole30/Paleo Mayo 5 ways!

Well, hello there! 😉

I’m sure you’re probably thinking, “Mayo? Seriously? But I don’t even eat mayo!” Just, hear me out!

I hear a lot from people that they miss certain foods like cheese, sour cream, coffee creamer, etc while on Whole30. Mayonnaise usually isn’t one of those. In fact, when I tell people I make my own mayo, they look at me like I’m psycho mayo lover sitting a tub of Best Foods eating it by the handful.  (That’s quite the visual isn’t it?! haha!) Before I did Whole30, the ONLY time I ate mayo was on a sandwich and I was the girl who scrapped 90% of it off because I didn’t like it. So when I made homemade mayo for the first time, I was surprised I liked it so much.

I want to share the basic mayo with you all but I also want to share 4 ways to dress up your mayo! I am constantly taking recipes and make them my own. I would encourage you to do the same! All of the recipes to follow start off with a base of the basic Whole30/Paleo mayo! Are you ready? Here we go…

Whole30/Paleo Mayo


  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup avocado oil or extra light tasting olive oil (I prefer avocado!)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder.


If you are using an immersion blender, add all ingredients to container and blend moving your immersion blender up and down.


If you are using a blender, add everything but only 1/4 cup of the oil, turn blender on low and slowly add the remaining oil while the blender is on.

This is good in an airtight container for 2 weeks!


Not so hard right?! You’ll be shocked how tasty it is!

Now for the fun part- FLAVORS!

These are some flavors I’ve played around with that are just delicious. If you want to make ANY of these runnier/ thinner, you can always add coconut milk to them to thin them to a dressing consistency. They unfortunately will not stay good as long.

Ranch Mayo

Go to my previous blog post “Dairy- free Ranch Seasoning” and make that.

  • Mayo base
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp dairy-free ranch seasoning

If you like it even more flavorful, add more. The possibilities are endless with this! Yum!

Chipotle Lime Mayo

Yes, you heard me right. ❤  I LOVE Primal Kitchen’s Chipotle Lime Mayo but sometimes the budget doesn’t allow for it. So I decided to try my hand at it. Here’s What I came up with-

  • Mayo base
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1-3 tsp chipotle powder (depending on how spicy you want it!)
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 1/4 garlic powder

BOOM. This stuff is seriously delicious. I love it on tacos or taco salads. My husband eats it on turkey sandwiches! It would also make a great hamburger spread!

Pesto Mayo

  • Mayo Base
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 

Blend and enjoy! Be sure when blending the mayo for the second time, you don’t over blend it! This one, ugh. I can eat this with a spoon! haha. I like to add this to shredded chicken or tuna and make salad out of it! Again, the possibilities are endless!

Avocado Cilantro Lime Mayo

  • 1/2 cup Mayo base
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, leaves only, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice

Again, I mean, SO good! This one is really good on fish! Love adding it to some salmon! You could really do anything with this one.

Mayo might sound a little more appealing to you after this, yeah? One thing I love about cooking and cooking Whole30/Paleo is that there is NO lacking in flavor. If there is, it’s your own fault. Get creative and make things your own! You can mix and match anything and have fun with it! Just make sure it’s compliant! 😉

And with that, I will leave your beautiful selves with this to have fun in the kitchen!




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