My Favorite Homemade Mayo

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If you follow me on instagram, you’ll have noticed I’m trying the whole30. If followed correctly, this detox promises a cure of sugar cravings, as well as some other pretty promising side-effects such as clear skin and weight loss. While most condiments are forbidden, homemade mayo is OK in moderation.

A few months ago, Hubs and I double dated with some friends at a bar. I ordered steak, fries, and asparagus which was served with, what looked like, garlic butter. Come to find out, it was mayo made in-house! Ever since then I had been wanting to make my own, but was intimidated because it seemed to take some culinary skill.  Thanks to the whole30 website, I found an easy and delicious way to make mayo that doesn’t require any fancy tools or culinary experience. The whole30 recipe calls for light olive oil, but my recipe is a combination of EVOO and avocado oil. Avocado oil is light and helps the mayo have a fluffier, buttery texture. Regular olive oil will yield a mayo closer to the store bought version

What you need:
1/2 cup avocado oil
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 eggs (ROOM TEMPERATURE –  this is super important!)
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1/2 lemon
blender (i used a nutribullet)
whisk (I used the whisk attachment on my electric mixer)

Instructions:
Place the eggs, 1/2 c. of avocado oil, mustard powder, and salt in the blender. Mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into a bowl to whisk, or pour into your mixer with the whisk attachment. In a liquid measuring cup, fill with 1 c. of EVOO.  Turn on your mixer, and slowly drizzle in the cup of olive oil while the blender mixture is being slowly whisked. This is the most tedious part of the recipe. The slower you pour the olive oil, the fluffier your mayo will be. After you’ve added all the oil and the mixture has emulsified (aka thickened), put the mixer on the lowest speed and add lemon juice to taste, stirring gently. Store and refrigerate in an air tight container.

My husband really isn’t a fan of many condiments (unless you count nacho cheese) and he especially does NOT like mayo. I served a dollop of this homemade mayo with burgers and sweet potato fries the other night, and he LOVED it! Said it tasted way better than traditional store-bought mayo. This is an excellent way to add flavor and texture to a meal while also consuming healthy fats (and withOUT consuming a bunch of chemicals and preservatives!)

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