Paleo Miracle Mayo {a clean Miracle Whip replacement}
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Paleo Miracle Mayo

Recipe Macros

Tracking your macros is important while trying to remain in Ketosis. Here they are for one serving of this recipe.

Fat

Fat: 9g

Protein

Protein: 0.2g

Carb

Carbs: 0.3g (net)

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Ok, first things first.

WE GOT OUR FIRST EGG TODAY!

Yes, that was worth yelling, because I was so freaking excited to open the coop this morning and see the most adorable little brown egg surround by hay and a ping pong ball. The ping pong decoy worked! Our oldest was walking out to open the coop and let the girls out in the run for the day, when I had the sudden urge to beat her to the nest boxes. I knew she’d peek in there to see if there were any eggs, and I was just too selfish, I had to see first, and I could just feel it. I knew there was an egg in there today.

We haven’t eaten it yet, it’s sitting in an adorable antique egg basket on the counter. It weighs in at a mere 33g and my hope is that we can get a few more eggs from our CeeCee (the Barred Rock pictured front and center above) and compare how the sizes change over the course of the next week or so. Assuming the girls stay out of the boxes and keep them clean, we won’t have to wash the eggs and they can keep their bloom and stay on the counter.

I’m telling you, I am slightly obsessed with this whole chicken thing. I love those girls like they were my extra 8 jerky kids. Yes, they can be jerks, but they are sweet sometimes and now they (well, just one) are giving us eggs. So yeah, very obsessed, there will be more chicken ranting from me, so apologies in advance.

Ok, on to food.

Paleo Miracle Mayo by Our Paleo Life

For as long as I’ve been making my own mayo, which is about 3 years now, I’ve been making my Paleo Lime Mayo. Contrary to the title, it does not have a strong lime flavor, it is just made with limes instead of lemon or vinegar and it offers a more unique flavor. BUT, I recently started wanting a different mayo, a break from the norm.

Most commercial mayos have added sugar, which I always thought was weird. Why add sugar, what’s the point? And while I still disagree with adding sugar, I’m not at all opposed to adding a little honey to cut the slight sharpness in my regular mayo that may not be desirable to everyone.

Paleo Miracle Mayo by Our Paleo Life

So while I was messing around with my go-to recipe, I added in a little of this and a little of that, and came up with a great new mayo that reminded me of Miracle Whip, but not overly sweet, and with an added smokiness from paprika (which is optional, but I highly recommend it).

Paleo Miracle Mayo by Our Paleo Life

And if you still haven’t ventured into the land of homemade mayonnaise, don’t be scared off, it really isn’t hard. I have had about 2 fails in my 3 years of mayo-making, and I make it in both my Cuisinart food processor and my Blendtec, and it turns out thick and creamy either way.

Paleo Miracle Mayo by Our Paleo Life

Paleo Miracle Mayo

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 85 kcal
Author: Kendra Benson
If you're not a fan of traditional mayonnaise, and prefer a sweeter version (think Miracle Whip), then this is the mayo for you. Sweetened with a bit of honey, this mayo makes a great transition from the store-bought stuff for the picky eaters in your life.
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Ingredients

  • 2 Large Eggs room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice room temperature
  • 1 to 1-1/2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika optional, but so delicious
  • 2 1/2 cups Avocado Oil or Light/Extra Light Olive Oil NOT extra virgin*, divided

Instructions

  1. Place the eggs and lime juice in a blender (I use a Blendtec) or food processor.

  2. Add the honey, dry mustard, salt, pepper, paprika, and 1/2 cup of the olive oil. Blend/process until well mixed, about 20 to 30 seconds. If you're using a Blendtec, use the Speed 3 button for the entire process.
  3. With the blender/food processor still running, start pouring the remaining 2 cups of olive oil SLOWLY through the opening in your blender/processor lid. Seriously, slowly, just a thin stream.
  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 4 to 5 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 at least an hour before using it. The process of making the mayo warms it up, and it tastes so much better when it's cold.
  6. Keep the mayo in the fridge, it expires when your eggs do.

Recipe Notes

  • PLEASE do not use extra virgin olive oil for this recipe, only a mild tasting oil (avocado oil from Costco is our favorite). The flavor is too powerful in EVOO and you will not like the taste of mayo made with it. I made that mistake once (and only once), so learn from me.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Miracle Mayo
Amount Per Serving (1 Tbsp)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.25g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5.8mg 2%
Sodium 38.3mg 2%
Potassium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0.3g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 0.2g 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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16 Comments on “Paleo Miracle Mayo

  1. Amy

    This is exactly what my tuna salad was missing! Also, thanks for pointing out why my mayo tasted funky… used EVOO… 🙂

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  2. Kendra Benson

    @Marge, this mayo expires when the eggs do. I prefer to use mine within 2 weeks at the most. If you don’t think you’ll use that much, make only half the recipe.

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  3. Kendra Benson

    @Mary, yup, you read it right. This makes about 3 cups of mayo (slightly less, actually). You could split everything in half to get a smaller batch if you wanted. It will work just as well.

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  4. Kendra Benson

    @Amanda, it shouldn’t be thin, it should be thick and spreadable, not pourable. If yours turned out thin, it likely didn’t fully emulsify. This could happen from processing it too little time or too much time, as well as pouring the oil in too fast.

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  5. Sarah Walker

    Hello, I was wondering how would you make this recipe without raw eggs? I’m pregnant and not supposed to eat them. Thank you!

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    1. Kendra Benson

      Hi Sarah. You can use raw pasteurized eggs and that should be fine. Mayo needs the raw eggs, but pasteurized eggs have a reduced risk of food-borne illness.

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  6. Tien Nguyen

    Hi Kendra Benson,
    Thank you for your recipe. I have a question.
    If use 2 1/2 cups oil is so much with 2 eggs. 2 1/2cups oil ~ 625 ml oil? Right!
    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
  7. Debbie Graham

    Definitely don’t use Olive Oil.. the Avocado oil works beautifully. This recipe for home made thick
    paleo friendly mayo is adapted from one that came with my blendtec twister jar ( which by the way makes wonderful almond butter and other things.. a great tool in my kitchen ) I make this several times per week in small batches as needed and just takes a minute.

    In blender jar add two egg yolks, 2 tsp vinegar and 1/2 tsp dijon mustard and 1/4 tsp salt. Blend for 10-15 seconds on a low speed, then start streaming in 3/4 cup avocado oil over 30 seconds.. You may eventually hear the blender blade start to sound like it is spinning freely.. before you are finshed adding the oil. Stop, as emulsification is complete. I typically have to pour the last 1/3 of the oil quicker so I get it all in. You will have a thick paleo mayo that you can use as is or a base for dressings sauces, etc. You can experiment with different vinegars, lemon/ lime juices for the acid etc.. but always add the mustard. Mustard reacts with the acid to help the emulsification process and provides a thick creamy result. I never have a failure and always have fresh paleo mayo as needed.

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