Do you have a favorite brand of mayonnaise? Lots of people enjoy this creamy, tangy condiment. The problem is, a lot of brands are adding preservatives and other additives that are really not good for you. That’s why we’re promoting this healthy mayo recipe.
Mayo is a superfood?
Ok, maybe not in the usual sense of the word. But mayo does, especially when you get a high-quality brand or you make your own, have a healthy blend of nutritional fats that truly nourish your body. It’s an especially great resource for people on Keto, or who are looking for healthy fat options in general.
Try not to buy typical grocery store brands…
When you do, most of the time, you’re getting low-quality oils, factory-farmed eggs from malnourished chickens, additives, etc.
Plus, when you make it yourself, you can control the taste as well as the quality. Have you ever noticed that various brands taste different – some better or worse than others? There’s a reason for that – and one reason is the quality of the oil at the base of the products. Google oil production and you’ll get a taste for what we mean by that. Using avocado oil is a healthier, more stable option.
You might be surprised at how easy it can be to make your own mayo, how inexpensive it works out to be, and how little time it takes. Check out this recipe:
This is what you’ll need:
- 3 large-high-quality, cage-free, pasture-raised eggs (this is important because the omega 3 profile will be significantly better)
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 cup of avocado oil
- Pinch of black pepper
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
- ⅓ of an avocado
How to make your mayo…
Start with the eggs – drop them in a Kitchenaid type blender or food processor and start whipping them up at medium speed, then add the mustard. Then slowly add in the 1 cup of avocado oil – with a huge emphasis on SLOWLY. Why? Because you don’t want to break down the proteins. Avocado oil is good quality and it’s stable, making it an excellent choice for a gourmet mayo.
When you’ve finished blending these ingredients together, you’ll notice that your mixture is already starting to look like mayonnaise.
Now, add in a pinch of black pepper and lemon juice. If you want to, you could even add in some lemon rind, jalapenos, etc. How you flavor your mayo is really up to you. Then, add in your salt.
In this recipe, we’ve added ⅓ of an avocado, which adds to the rich flavor profile and contributes to the creamy texture.
How to use your homemade mayo…
You can use this blend in all the ways you usually use mayo, and then some.
So, mix it into your egg salad? Sure! But, you could also have it on chicken, or on salmon for a truly gourmet meal.
This mayo is Keto-friendly and is exactly the combination of healthy fats you need to thrive in that lifestyle. If you’re on Keto, definitely try this recipe and stop buying expensive “Keto Mayo” that is overpriced and not nearly as delicious and creamy!
Plus, this recipe makes a decent amount and will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.