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5 from 9 votes

Paleo Olive Oil Mayo

An easy paleo olive oil mayo recipe made using your immersion blender. Once you try this delicious homemade version, you’ll never go back to store-bought! Plus, it's Whole30 Approved!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
Total Time2 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Paleo / Vegetarian / Whole30
Keyword: homemade mayonnaise, olive oil mayo, whole30 mayo
Servings: 1 cup
Author: the Whole Smiths


  • 1 cup extra light tasting olive oil or culinary algae oil
  • 1 Tbsp white wine or white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Tbsp mustard
  • pinch of salt


  • In a large mason jar add olive oil
  • Add egg into oil
  • Add vinegar, mustard and salt to egg and oil
  • Let all ingredients settle to the bottom
  • Once settled, take immersion blender and place all the way down to the bottom of the jar, placing blade over egg yolk
  • On high, turn immersion blender on and slowly raise up and down throughout mixture until oil emulsifies, roughy 30 seconds


  1.  I'd say 1 out of every 15 batches does not emulsify properly and remains loose. And I wish I could say why. There's a lot of internet folklore on why it doesn't. Some say all of the ingredients need to be room temperature. I've made it successfully so many times when none of my ingredients were room temp. If this does happen I can usually fix it by adding another egg. So if there are any scientists out there who can help myself and the rest of the internet understand exactly what's going on, comment below please!
  2. Really make love to that mayo with your immersion blender. Play some Mavin Gaye while you're moving that stick slowly all around.
  3. I've also successfully used lemon juice in place of vinegar when I've been out of vinegar.
  4. If you are going to make a flavored mayo, make sure to make the mayonnaise base first THEN add the additional ingredients.
  5. Make sure you use extra light tasting olive oil, I find mine at Costco. If you use a full-bodied olive oil this isn't going to taste good and you are going to be cursing me for your crummy mayo. As far as oils, the only other ones I recommend using is avocado oil or Thrive Culinary Algae Oil. You can check out my Grain-Free Zucchini Fries + Zesty Mayo Dip for more info on algae oil.