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Four Whole30 Mayo Recipes!

If it’s your first time doing the Whole30 you might be thinking, “What’s the deal with mayo and Whole30?”  I asked the same thing!  Before Whole30 I actually didn’t like mayo or ranch.  In my mind they were fat/calorie filled condiments to avoid/limit.  Whole30 taught me fat is good and is an important part of my balanced plate (see the meal template)!  

Once I started experimenting with these fresh homemade mayos and dressings, our meals became more interesting!  Not to mention, kids (and adults!) are more apt to eat their veggies and protein if they have something yummy to dip them in.  

Really, it’s all about the sauce!  Mayo and Ranch are now staples in our house.  Last year I did a post about ranch, so a post devoted to mayo was overdue…

Today I’m sharing the basic recipe I use for Whole30 Mayo and 3 other Whole30 compliant, flavor-packed mayo/aioli variations to try at home (all recipes below).  Make the basic mayo first then it’s easy to make any of the flavored varieties!  And, don’t miss our giveaway on instagram that includes an immersion blender and Dallas Duo tee or tank!  

  • Whole30 Basic Mayo– It’s the base, the OG Whole30 condiment, the ultimate multi-tasker to create flavored mayos, sauces, and dressings…
  • Kalamata Mayo– inspired by the kalamata olive aioli served at Nordstrom!  I adapted the recipe, and I think it tastes exactly the same!  
  • Green Chile Mayo– Being from Northern New Mexico (Taos), I love Green Chile, so of course I had to create a version that included it!  
  • Garlic Basil Mayo– One of my favorite flavor profiles to amp up chicken, fish, and shrimp!

I did my first Whole30 in 2013, “back in the day” when there weren’t store bought mayo options.  If you wanted mayo or dressings you had to make them!  I wasn’t very confident in the kitchen, hesitant to attempt DIY.  The immersion blender seemed less intimidating than other fancy blenders so I gave it a shot and it became my go-to!  

I realized creating sauces this way is easy, allowing me to add flavor to the simple meals and leftovers!    They can be made with ingredients found at most grocery stores, at a fraction of the cost of store bought.  On average, it costs $4 or less to make a 16 oz jar of mayo at home!  I buy mayo and dressings at the store occasionally for convenience, but these can be whipped up quickly if you have all the ingredients on hand…

(More) Reasons to Love the Immersion Blender:

  • It takes up little space in my kitchen, fits easily in a drawer.
  • It’s affordable!  You can get one under $50
  • It’s easy to use, even for novices (like me!) and is older kid/ teenager friendly. Recruit some help in the kitchen and let them be creative with ingredients/recipes!
  • It’s easy to clean!  No one wants more dishes to do…

Mayo Tips & Tricks

  • For best results, use extra light tasting olive oil or safflower oil.  They have a mild flavor that is best for mayo and dressings.  
  • Be sure immersion blender is placed over over the egg before you start the blender, press the start button and hold over the egg for a few seconds until you see it start to emulsify.  Then, slowly pull up and allow the rest of ingredients to integrate/mix.
  • If you end up with a mayo fail (didn’t emulsify) try adding another egg.
  • To clean the immersion blender, place a drop of dish soap in an empty jar and fill halfway with warm water.  Run the immersion blender and let the soapy water do it’s job on the blade.  You can wash the wand again if needed, but this really helps get the mayo off the blade area safely!  

Four Whole30 Mayo Recipes!

Whole30 Mayo

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup extra light tasting olive oil or safflower oil
1 egg
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp mustard powder 

Instructions 

Pour the oil into a measuring cup or wide mouth mason jar.
Add egg, lemon juice, salt, and mustard.  Be sure immersion blender is placed over over the egg before you start the blender, press the start button and hold over the egg for a few seconds until you see it start to emulsify.  Then, slowly pull up and allow the rest of ingredients to integrate/mix.  Makes approx 12 oz mayo.  

Kalamata Olive Mayo

Ingredients

Full batch of Whole30 Mayo above (or compliant store bought brand) 
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped 
1 1/2 – 2 tbsp roasted garlic
1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Start with the mayo in a jar or measuring cup.  Add all ingredients and blend until well combined and you achieve a light purple shade.  

Green Chile Mayo

Ingredients

Full batch of Whole30 Mayo above (or compliant store bought brand) 
1/4 – 1/3 cup chopped green chile (We love Bueno Autumn Roast Green Chile!  Can be found in Dallas area at Central Market, and online)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh lime juice 

Instructions

Start with the mayo in a jar or measuring cup.  Add all ingredients and blend until well combined.

Garlic Basil Mayo

Ingredients

1 cup Whole30 Mayo above (or compliant store bought brand) 
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves (I pulled them off the stems, rolled, and chopped for desired size)
1/4 tsp salt 
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

Instructions

Place basil, garlic, salt, cayenne pepper in a jar or measuring cup and pulse with blender until finely chopped.  Add 1 cup Whole30 mayo and blend until smooth.  The flavors will develop as time passes, I recommend waiting at least an hour before serving.  

Mayo Pairings!  (aka, once I make it, how do I use it?)

  • Top your protein with a dollop (about a tablespoon) of mayo…great on beef, chicken, or fish!  
  • Dip veggies (cooked or raw), roasted potatoes, or meat in it.
  • Spread on a lettuce wrap with thinly sliced turkey, tomatoes, and cucumbers, then fold or roll it up.  Crisp and refreshing!    
  • In a protein salad as the “binder” to create tuna or chicken salads with your favorite mix-ins.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know if you try any of these recipes and please tag me in your creations on instagram!  And, don’t forget to enter our giveaway…have a wonderful day!  xx  

Photography:  Stephanie Drenka 

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28 Comments

  1. Desiree Guthrie wrote:

    I honestly can’t wait to try all of them-they look so delicious! But I think the kalamata olive and the garlic basil mayos are going to be my faves

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  2. Nayeli wrote:

    I love Whole30 homemade mayo. Can’t wait to make your green chile and garlic basil mayos!

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  3. Christine Willis wrote:

    I can’t wait to try the garlic basil mayo!! Me and my husband love all things “pesto” and have been craving a pesto ish mayo to pair with chicken or fish during our whole30 this month!

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  4. I can’t wait to try the Green Chile Mayo.

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  5. Sarah Miller wrote:

    All the mayos sound wonderful but thinking about the green chili is making me drool!!

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  6. Carole wrote:

    These sound great! I’m not a big mayo/ranch fan myself, but I’m intrigued to try DIY!

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  7. Cryatal wrote:

    I’m going to make the kalamata olive mayo . My husband will love it

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  8. Raegan wrote:

    Yum! Whole 30 Mayo

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  9. Alex wrote:

    I can’t wait to try green Chile mayo !

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  10. Meredith Hertlein wrote:

    Thanks for this! I can’t wait to try to make the basic Whole30 Mayo using an immersion blender! I made a whole30 compliant soup the other day and it would have been so much easier if I had an immersion blender! Hopefully I’ll get one soon! (Or win one!)

    Posted 1.15.19 Reply
  11. Isabella Edler wrote:

    I’m not a ketchup lover whatsoever, honestly I’m
    Not really that much into condiments except for my obsession with Mayo! I started out with making whole 30 dinners before diving into the entire 30 days and I’ve been lazy and not making my own sauces (usually just don’t add it) but now with these easy recipes I can definitely do it!

    Posted 1.16.19 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      It really does take less time than you think! Enjoy the recipes 🙂

      Posted 1.16.19 Reply
  12. I can’t wait to try the garlic basil mayo! Yumm!!

    Posted 1.16.19 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      It’s soooo tasty!

      Posted 1.16.19 Reply
  13. Colette wrote:

    They all look great. Think I’m going to make the garlic basil first. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    Posted 1.16.19 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      You’re so welcome! I hope you enjoy them!

      Posted 1.16.19 Reply
  14. Love the Garlic basil mayo the best! Trying that this week! Thanks for showing us how easy it is to make!

    Posted 1.16.19 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      Awesome! Let me know how you like it 🙂

      Posted 1.16.19 Reply
  15. Kayla wrote:

    I tried to make a Whole 30 mayo recipe and it was a complete fail 🙁 I guess the immersion blender is the trick! Hope to win. Love your blog and style 🙂

    Posted 1.16.19 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      Thanks so much for your kind words! I think the immersion blender is the trick!! It’s a game changer…and so much easier to use/clean 🙂

      Posted 1.17.19 Reply
  16. Amy wrote:

    I would like to try the basic mayo because I am, well..basic. Thank you for sharing!

    Posted 1.16.19 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      Haha…I’m basic too 😉 Hope you enjoy the recipes!

      Posted 1.17.19 Reply
  17. Annette wrote:

    It’s been forever since I made mayonnaise, but your post has me wanting to do it again. My favorite is the Garlic Basil Mayo.

    Posted 1.17.19 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      Thank you 🙂 I hope you enjoy the recipes!

      Posted 1.17.19 Reply
  18. Robyn wrote:

    Hey Andrea, Thanks for this post. What eggs do you use? I haven’t ever used raw egg as an ingredient. Thanks for the tips. Robyn

    Posted 8.26.19 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      Hi Robyn! I just use organic eggs from the grocery store! Be sure to mark the date the eggs expire on the mayo jar/containter so you know how long it is good.

      Posted 8.26.19 Reply

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