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Paleo Lime Mayo

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Paleo 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.

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 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.

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

Yield: 30 Tbsp
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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Bernadette M Fritz

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Additionally, the blender turning off at 50 secs as one lady said, is because some of the blenders do have an automatic shut-off so they don't overheat---a protection so as not to burn-out the motor. Looks like the blenders with a pulse option should be able to do it. My best to all.

Bernadette M Fritz

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

I think all the heat you are having with the oil has been from allowing your blenders to heat up--a blender(even the best of them)will start to overheat after 40 sec., so the blender may not be the best appliance to use. A food processor, a little hand-held blending stick or just a stainless steel whisker. Your oil won't heat up then. hope it helps you.

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)

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