Homemade Healthy Mayonnaise

Make your own homemade healthy mayonnaise with avocado oil!

Mayonnaise and healthy don’t often go together; mayo is far from the top of the health food list. I get it. But guys, it doesn’t have to be bad. Mayo earned a bad reputation from gloopy (that’s a word, right?) store-bought gunk full of preservatives, questionable oils like partially hydrogenated vegetable oils or soybean oil, and the ever mysterious “natural flavorings”.

Let me introduce you to real mayonnaise. Homemade healthy mayonnaise. Full of flavor, healthy mono-saturated fat, and nothing you can’t pronounce.

After a couple of months of making my own mayonnaise some store-bought mayonnaise actually made me gag. I may be eating a lot less sandwiches now that I’m gluten-free, but mayonnaise isn’t just for sandwiches! This homemade healthy mayonnaise makes an excellent base for dips and dressings. It’s silky. It’s tangy. It’s everything you never knew you wanted from mayonnaise. And, it’s not hard to make. Really.

The hardest part of making homemade mayonnaise is the whisking. I’m going to tell you my secret; the one thing I do that helps my mayonnaise turn out perfect every time.

It’s an immersion blender. Specifically, this KitchenAid Hand Blender. The whisk attachment for this thing is a game changer. I can now make mayonnaise, Hollandaise, lemon curd, and all sorts of wonderful whisk required recipes without feeling like my arm is going to fall off.

Even without an immersion blender, mayonnaise isn’t terribly hard to make. Just remember to start slow while adding your oil, and whisk vigorously.

Homemade Healthy Mayonnaise


  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

  • 1 Egg Yolk

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • 1 1/4 cups Avacado Oil

  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

  • Salt to taste


  1. Whisk 1 Tbsp lemon juice, mustard, egg yolk, and salt in a large bowl.

  2. Add 3-4 drops of oil and whisk until thoroughly combined

  3. Continue to add oil a few drops at a time, while whisking, until the color of the mixture begins to thicken and lighten in color

  4. Add remainder of oil in a slow stream while whisking constantly

  5. Whisk in 1 tsp lemon juice and salt to taste

  6. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator
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Do you make any condiments at home? What’s your favorite way to use mayonnaise? Comment below!


One thought on “Homemade Healthy Mayonnaise

  1. Katie P

    Love this! I need to get one of the immersion blenders because now my arm may fall off. How long will this last in the fridge? (assuming my husband doesn’t eat it all in one day haha)

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