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5 Unique Recipes For Making REAL, Delicious, Healthy Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a “must’ in all kinds of sandwiches, even avocado sandwich. It is highly versatile and it goes well with many dishes, including BLTs and turkey.  However, the truth is that as much as delicious mayonnaise is, the store-bough one comes with many cons.

What’s Really Inside Store-Bought Mayonnaise

For instance, Hellman`s Real Mayonnaise contains whole eggs, egg yolks, vinegar, sugar, and soybean oil.  As you can see, the allegedly real mayonnaise is actually loaded with GMOs which are nothing but unhealthy and bad for you.

What’s Wrong With GMOs?

Back in the 1996 when GMOs were first introduced in the U.S, chronic illness in Americans increased from 7 percent to 13 percent.  They lead to immune system disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and organ damage. What`s more, they are found to speed up aging and promote infertility.

Calories, Fats, Sodium And Cholesterol

As little as one tablespoon of store-bought mayonnaise contains nearly 90 calories.  Therefore, those who eat mayonnaise on a regular basis basically overshoot the recommended caloric intake without even being aware of it.

A tablespoon of mayonnaise contains 90 milligrams of sodium, 5 mg of cholesterol, and up to 10 grams of fat. Excess fat is associated with the onset of diabetes and heart-related problems.  Too much sodium may lead to hypertension, while excess cholesterol may accumulate in the arteries and lead to stroke and heart disease.

5 Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipes

Homemade mayonnaise is far superior to store-bought versions, as it allows you to choose the ingredients and avoid the detrimental GMOs.  What`s more, you are allowed to experiment and add different ingredients and flavors.

Here you have the simplest and most basic mayonnaise recipe:


  • 2 raw egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1 cup quality oil like avocado oil or light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  • Blend the egg yolks or run them through a food processor
  • Add water and sprinkle with salt
  • Start blending while adding oil into the tube
  • Once it thickens, add lemon juice to taste

Even though the basic recipe is good to start with, below you have 5 more recipes which are unique but as healthy as the original recipe.

1. Paleo Miracle Mayo


  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 -½ cup avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey


Blend the eggs and first. Then, add ½ cup of the oil, dry mustard, paprika, black pepper, salt, and honey. Blend for about half a minute and then add the remaining two cups of oil.  Ultimately, blend everything once again for about 5 minutes.

2. Roast Garlic Mayo


  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black Pepper


Cook the oil and garlic in a saucepan for a few minutes. When done,  squeeze the cooked cloves in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the eggs yolks, mustard, and vinegar and processed until fully combined. Finally, stir in the water, salt, and black pepper.

3. Basil and Parmesan Mayonnaise


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup olive oil


Put the egg yolk, parmesan cheese, basil, anchovies, garlic, lemon juice, water, and mustard in the bowl of a food processer.  Process until basil is finely chopped and everything is fully combined.  Season with salt to taste and serve. Simple as that!

4. Egg-Free Avocado Mayo


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process on high speed until well combined.

5. Spicy Cashew Mayo


  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours and drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 2 soft Medjool dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce, or to taste


Put all the ingredients in a blender, except for the sriracha sause. Blend until fully combined and then stir in the sauce, to taste.

More Ideas For Adding Flavor
  • Prepared horseradish
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Sliced scallions
  • Jalapeños
  • Miso paste
  • Capers
  • Fresh herbs like rosemary, tarragon, thyme, dill or cilantro
  • Curry powder
  • Chili powder
  • Chopped nuts

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