The idea of mayonnaise is perfectly Paleo. It's just eggs, lemon juice, and oil. But most of the mayo you'll see in stores is made with soybean oil. And the "healthy" alternatives are canola (28% omega-6!) or just mixes of soybean oil and olive oil. I wanted a mayonnaise that only used healthy Paleo oils, and I'm hoping to start a food company to make it.
- Macadamia, coconut, and olive oil
- Organic ingredients
- Free-range eggs
- Lemon juice, not vinegar
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Yes! Go for it.
I had to start making my own mayo at home since I could not find any that had no sugar.
I'm not on a paleo diet, but I did give up flour and sugar, and I am amazed at what a massive variety of processed foods have sugar in them, and half the time they hide the sugar behind funny names.
I have to come back and add that the vision of a cave dude whipping together a mayonaise to spread over his onions and roast megadon. By the way, that is a delicious meal, with some salad and maybe some yams and a nice piece of fruit to finish. You'll have to replace the megadon with some pork or maybe goat due to extinction.
Have you looked into sunflower oil? It's produced domestically whereas macademia and coconut have long supply chains. I would love to support a product that's 100% produced in the same climate where it's sold.
I make mayo using my handheld mixer (with the whip attachment). Break a good egg into a narrow tall container, add a squeeze of mustard, a splash of lemon juice and some salt. Start mixing and then slowly add oil. Currently I'm using an organic avocado oil they're selling at Costco. Pure olive oil makes for a bitter mayo. Sunflower oil is good as well. I've heard bacon fat is amazing, but that's not surprising. You run the oil into the mixture until it starts to look creamy, then you stop every so often to check the texture and taste.
Easy peasy. You can also use a blender, it's just harder to get all the yummy mayo out of the container. It keeps in the fridge for as long as I've had it there--the lemon juice makes it acidic, and that helps.