*This is SCD legal and works for a Paleo diet, too, depending on your choice of oil.
You might be thinking, “Why in the world would you make something you can easily buy at any grocery store?”
- It doesn’t have soy, high fructose corn syrup, or sugar.
- It tastes yummy.
- It’s easy to make — way easier than most recipes out there would lead you to believe.
Why do you eat fat? I thought you wanted to be healthy?
Fat isn’t a bad thing unless it’s trans fat. You have to be mindful of your overall calorie intake, of course, but a little extra fat at a low carb meal won’t pack on the pounds or harm you in any way. Instead, it can serve as energy and the building blocks for important hormones. If you want extra assurance that your belt isn’t going to have to be loosened, only eat added fat (like mayo) with low carb meals and limit your total daily calories to the amount that will keep you lean.
The juice from ½ lemon
½ tsp. Real Salt (or any sea salt)
½ tsp. garlic granules (or 1 clove, minced, if you want fresh)
1 tsp. mustard (I’ve used powder or the condiment and both work fine, but the condiment has a stronger flavor)
1 egg – I use a raw egg that is as fresh as possible and wash the shell before cracking it…but I’ll give you the standard warning that eating raw eggs may result in food poisoning.
Dash of paprika
Dash of ground pepper
Dash or two of granulated or powdered onion
1 cup of your favorite oil (olive oil will make it taste like olive oil, but sunflower, macadamia nut, and avocado oil are all less strong in taste)
Stick blender — not an ingredient, but the tool that makes this super easy
Put all of your ingredients (yes, all of them…even the oil) into a jar with a wide enough mouth to allow your stick blender to reach the bottom. Set the blender on top of the egg and on the bottom of the jar. Turn on the blender but don’t move it for about 30 seconds. You’ll see mayo appearing all around the blender. After 30 seconds, move the blender to incorporate the rest of the oil.
That’s it. From start to finish it takes 1-2 minutes to gather ingredients, get your blender, make the mayo, and enjoy. Store any leftovers in the fridge.
Before someone asks, I’ve not tried it in a regular blender and have no idea if it will work…feel free to try and let us know in the comments. My guess is that it won’t emulsify and will just be a mess.
1-3 tsp. white vinegar (I don’t use this but adding it makes it taste more like Miracle Whip if that’s your thing)
2 Tbsp. honey ( I don’t use this either but adding it makes it taste more like Miracle Whip if that’s your thing)
More onion, fresh or dried
Diced red, yellow, or orange roasted bell pepper
Use lime instead of lemon and add a little lime zest
Peeled and de-seeded cucumber, diced (only add this right before serving)
1 tsp. cold water (I’ve never had a problem with separation, but this will prevent it)
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If you try something not on the list, leave a comment and let us know!