This mayo is delicious! It’s thick and creamy with a hint of coconut (due to the coconut oil used). Previously, I had made mayonnaise with olive oil, which gives a more yellow colored mayo (recipe here). This coconut mayo has a slight cream color, and it’s perfect for making ranch dressing with (ranch dressing recipe here).
Why Make Your Own Paleo Mayo?
Store-bought mayo (at least every single one that I’ve ever checked, and I’ve checked quite a lot of them) contain non-Paleo oils (e.g., canola oil). (There is someone who is currently developing a Paleo mayo for sale soon at Payo.us, and I’m looking forward to trying it out when it becomes available.) So, instead of foregoing many delicious foods (like tuna salads, ranch dressing), I make my own Paleo mayo using Paleo oils (olive oil and coconut oil). It’s delicious and fresh!
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How long can you keep Homemade Paleo Mayo for?
It’s the raw egg in the mayo recipe that’s problematic. Some people suggest that you can keep the mayo in the fridge until the sale-by date of the eggs. Personally, I’m not a huge risk-taker when it comes to eating questionable food, so I like to use very fresh eggs and to keep the mayo in the fridge for only 1 week.
NOTE: This mayo solidifies in the fridge (due to the coconut oil). So, it’s best to make it when you’re planning to use it. You can add in 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 coconut oil instead (or just olive oil) if you want to be able to store the mayo.
Use Fresh Eggs in your Paleo mayo recipe! Another quick note – since there are raw egg yolks in this paleo mayo recipe, I would recommend using fresh eggs. I’m sure you’ve seen the notices on menus that eating raw or undercooked eggs “may increase your risk of food borne illness,” and I definitely don’t want anyone to get sick!