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Paleo Lime Mayo

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Paleo Lime Mayo Recipe

Have you read the ingredients of some of those store bought mayos?! Soybean oil, sugar, natural flavors (?!) … nope, those are not ok. It’s best if you make your own with ingredients you know and trust.

Paleo Lime Mayo

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make your own homemade mayo with just 5 simple ingredients: eggs, lime juice, dry mustard, sea salt, and avocado oil.

This Paleo Lime Mayo recipe makes just under 1 pint (16 oz) of mayo. I know this because I store it in 2 half pint canning jars and they don’t fill quite all the way to the top. If you use way less mayo then that, split the recipe in half.

Paleo Lime Mayo

And remember, the mayo expires when your eggs expire.

Also, there’s a modification I make for a deliciously spicy dipping sauce that goes perfectly with the Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries. Check that out too.

Paleo Lime Mayo
Paleo Lime Mayo

Paleo Lime Mayo

Yield: 15 oz
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 1/2 cups Avocado Oil, divided
  • 1 oz can Diced Jalapenos, optional - see notes


  1. Place the eggs and lime juice in a blender or food processor (I use a Blendtec). Let them come to room temperature together, about 30-60 minutes.
  2. Add the dry mustard, salt, and 1/2 cup of the oil. Mix until well mixed – about 20 to 30 seconds. If you're using a Blendtec, use the Speed 3 button for the entire process.
  3. Start pouring the remaining 2 cups of oil VERY SLOWLY through the opening in your blender/processor lid. Seriously, very slowly!
  4. Continue until all the oil is done. Never dump it, even at the end. Keep a SLOW, steady stream the whole time. This may take up to 5 or 6 minutes.
  5. When all the oil is done, remove the lid and look at the glorious, mayo you just made. Then stick it in the fridge and wait about an hour before using it. Trust me.
  6. (OPTIONAL) If you want to make the Spicy Jalapeno Mayo, just dump the whole can of jalapenos in the mayo and mix well with a spatula. Alternately, split the mayo, keep half plain and half spicy. If you do this, only use half the can of jalapenos.


  • Do NOT use extra virgin olive oil, the flavor is no good in mayo.
  • Add the jalapeños for a spicy dip. Don't add if you're just using this as mayo.
  • Nutrition Facts do not include the jalapeño peppers.
Nutrition Information
Yield 30 Serving Size 1 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving Calories 169Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 10mgSodium 81mg

Nutrition is calculated by a third party and may not be 100% accurate

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Sunday 30th of January 2022

I make this all the time, half the recipe and usually with lemon juice.... and if one uses a stick blender, all the ingredients can be dumped ( I don't use jalepenos) in the tall blender container at once, start blending from the bottom and as it turns white, raise the stick until the container is filled with mayo! Easy Peasy and foolproof every single time!

Wendy Edelson

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

I was on the Explorado site, looking at the Blue Cheese dressing recipe and I saw “ Paleo Lime Mayo” and so googled it and ended up here... I usually use lemon but the lime sounds like a nice change. btw, I just dump all the ingredients in a large mason jar at once and use my stick blender. Start at the bottom and don’t start raising the blender up until you see white mayo starting to form, slowly lift the stick blender until everything is emulsified! Easy peasy and foolproof every time! thanks, Wendy

Kendra Benson

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

I love the idea of using an immersion blender. I'll have to give it a try!

Nana Wilder

Sunday 19th of August 2018

I am not familiar with a Blendtec, so I have no idea how fast to mix if making in a blender or food processor. Can you give more detail regarding mixing speed.


Monday 16th of April 2018

Can I simply remove the lime ingredient if I'm not a fan of limes and it will just be a basic mayo? Or, will that make the consistency off? I was looking for a plain mayo recipe, but didn't see one. Thanks! :c)

Charisse Squires

Wednesday 29th of November 2017

Do you have any suggestions on how to make an egg-free mayo? I realized recently that I'm really allergic to eggs, which has made sticking to a paleo diet a bit tricky.

Kendra Benson

Monday 4th of December 2017

I haven't made an egg-free mayo, but I have seen plenty on Pinterest that may be worth a shot. Sorry I don't have any personal advice to share.

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