This 5-minute Homemade Avocado Oil Mayonnaise comes together with only 4 simple ingredients and made directly in a jar to conveniently store in the refrigerator.
Mayonnaise is an emulsion of oil, eggs, an acid like lemon juice or vinegar, and additional flavorings.
Love it or hate it - we all need good mayo in our lives.
It serves as a creamy spread on sandwiches and wraps. It's a great dip when dressed with herbs, spices, and other incredible flavors like this 5-minute Sriracha Mayo. It's often used as a base for salad dressings like Caesar salad dressing and Ranch dressing.
It conveniently adds amazing seasoning to dishes like Chicken Potato Bake. And of course binds ingredients together like in this Healthy Potato Salad and Easy Deviled Eggs.
The options are limitless but commercially sold mayonnaise with its rancid seed oils takes the fun out of enjoying a potato salad.
Thankfully, you don't have to compromise. This homemade avocado mayonnaise is as easy as 4 simple ingredients, a mason jar, and an immersion blender.
❤Why you'll love this mayo
This avocado mayonnaise recipe is one of the easiest condiments you'll make. It also makes a fun project to do with kids as they can see the transformation as the oil and eggs are emulsified.
- Taste & texture: perfectly tangy and salty with a luscious and creamy texture
- Healthy alternative: much better option as you have full control over ingredients used
- Level of difficulty: easy - follow the tips to avoid oil splitting
- Convenience: everything is done in a pint-size, wide-mouth mason jar with little clean up and very little hands on time AND we're using an entire egg (egg yolk + whites) so you don't have stray egg whites sitting in your fridge
💭Mayo Trivia: Some argue that the origin of mayonnaise is Spain while others claim that mayo is the invention of a French chef of the Duke de Richelieu. Most theories do, however, agree that it came onto the culinary scene late 1750's.
🥑What is the best oil for homemade mayo?
Before avocado oil became a market staple, homemade mayonnaise was best with extra virgin olive oil. But things have changed. And for the better.
While olive oil is still a great choice for it's health benefits, if you're looking for a milder taste - avocado oil is your best bet.
Avocado oil boasts a very neutral taste and scent that attracts home cooks far and wide. It also has a high smoke point, making it the most heat stable cooking oil for high-temperature foods.
There are two forms of avocado oil: refined and extra virgin avocado oil.
Refined avocado oil has more neutral taste which makes it an easy swap for rancid seed oils like corn, soybean, and canola oil (which is what is mostly used in conventional mayonnaise).
This form also has the highest smoke point, as high as 520 degrees Fahrenheit.
On the other hand, think of extra virgin avocado oil like your premium extra virgin olive oil. It's grassy avocado flavor seeps through so it's best reserved as a finishing oil for drizzling rather than mayonnaise or sauteing.
Extra virgin avocado oil has a lower smoke point registering at 480 degrees Fahrenheit, which is still higher than majority of processed vegetable oils.
To sum up, refined avocado oil is the best option for making the most delicious, creamy, thick, and healthy mayonnaise.
💭Make it Nutrient-Dense: Use refined avocado oil in homemade mayonnaise as a healthy alternative to processed seed and vegetable oils like soybean oil.
- avocado oil: refined avocado oil is best for it's more neutral flavor and high smoke point but extra-virgin avocado oil is good too
- egg: best from pastured and free-range hens from your local farmer's market; because the eggs will remain raw in this mayonnaise, I would recommend splurging on good quality fresh eggs
- mustard: Dijon mustard or ground mustard works
- lemon juice: or apple cider vinegar works
- salt: unrefined real sea salt is best
See recipe card for exact ingredient amounts for this homemade mayo recipe.
- Use room temperature egg. To bring it to room temperature from the refrigerator, run it under warm (but not hot) water for a few minutes.
- To avoid oil seizing, gently lift up the immersion blender, ½ inch at a time, moving it up and down to slowly to allow the oil to seep into the air bubbles. Alternatively, you can slowly pour in the oil into the jar of the ingredients but this is more time consuming and dirties more dishes.
- If the mayo splits, you can try again using this failed mayo mixture as the oil, add another egg, and blend with an immersion blender slowly lifting up the blender. Don't go too fast!
- Use immersion blender, also known as stick blender and they are life changing in a kitchen. Sure, you can make this mayonnaise in a regular blender or kitchen processor but with all the extra dishes to wash.
- Use wide-mouth mason jar for easy transfer from counter to fridge. All you need is to close the jar with a lid. Regular mouth jars won't work with immersion blenders.
💭Pro Tip: Don't raise the immersion blender too fast! In order for the oil and egg to emulsify, you need to allow the air bubbles to slowly capture the oil. Going too fast is a surefire way to having your mayo split or seize.
The complete printable recipe card is below in the recipe card for your convenience.
This healthy avocado mayo recipe calls for these ingredients: avocado oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, and sea salt.
Step 1. Measure out avocado oil
Pour oil into a pint-size, wide-mouth mason jar up to the 1-cup mark.
Step 2. Add remaining ingredients
Add room-temperature whole egg, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, and sea salt.
Step 3. Blend slowly
Place your immersion blender into the jar and press firmly against the bottom of the jar. Turn it on keeping it pressed against the bottom of the jar. Blend for 10 seconds - you should start seeing the mayonnaise thicken and emulsify.
Step 4. Blend fully
Once you see that the oil on the bottom of the jar has emulsified, slowly raise the immersion blender up and down to completely blend the rest of the ingredients.
When fully blended, remove the immersion blender and carefully scoop off any mayo between the blades the cup of the blender.
Cover this homemade avocado mayo with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
💭Pro Tip: If using apple cider vinegar, use good quality like Bragg's with the "mother" as that has live enzymes and microbes making your mayonnaise healthier.
🔪Helpful Tools & Links
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- Tools: wide mouth mason jar, plastic lid, immersion blender (stick blender)
- Ingredients: good quality refined avocado oil, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sea salt
This popular condiment has no shortage of uses. Adding mayo to any savory dish is an easy way to add flavor and heart-healthy fats. Here are some ideas to get your creative culinary juices going.
- Healthy Potato Salad
- Salmon Poke Bowl
- Chicken Potato Bake
- Buffalo Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Yes! With these keto-friendly ingredients like avocado oil, eggs, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, and salt, this mayonnaise is compliant with low-carb and keto diet. In addition, it's paleo and Whole30 and is a cost effective and healthy alternative to store-bought mayo.
Generally, mayonnaise has a fairly long shelf life. It's safe to store mayonnaise in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can extend shelf life by using apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice.
We love and use Chosen Foods avocado oil regularly in making our mayonnaise. Their avocado oil has not been cut with cheaper oils (as is common with oils) and it is of superb quality. Use refined avocado oil to achieve that creamy mayo.
Mayonnaise is completely dairy free. This avocado oil mayonnaise has only 4 ingredients that are all dairy free.
Looking for more healthy basics? Here are some ideas:
Did you make this? Please leave a ⭐ rating in the recipe card below and leave a review in the comments. Thank you!💚
Homemade Avocado Oil Mayonnaise
- 1 cup avocado oil
- 1 egg at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
- Pour one cup of avocado oil into a pint-size mason jar.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the oil: whole egg, 1 tablespoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon mustard, and 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt.
- Place the immersion blender firmly against the bottom of the jar. Turn on and blend for 10 seconds until the oil on the bottom is thickened and emulsified.
- Slowly raise the immersion blender to incorporate the rest of the oil into the mayonnaise. Raise the blender up and down as you emulsify and blend all ingredients thoroughly.
- Scrape off the mayonnaise stuck between the blades of the blender. Close the jar and store in the refrigerator.
- Recipe makes approximately 1 ½ cups of homemade mayonnaise or 24 servings. One serving size is 1 tablespoon.
- To avoid mayonnaise splitting or seizing, don't blend too fast - slowly raise the blender as you emulsify all the ingredients.
- Nutritional information is based on the use of refined avocado oil and apple cider vinegar.
The information shown is an estimate provided for your convenience by an online calculator. It should not be considered as a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice. See our complete Nutritional Information Disclaimer.
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This post was originally published November 2014 but has since been updated to include helpful information.
Homemade mayo is INFINITELY better than store bought. 🙂 Thanks for reminding me that I need to make some... and for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays. 🙂
I've been using a very similar recipe for homemade mayo. Thanks for the avocado oil tip, I think i'll have to try that out and see which I like better!
Meghan @ Whole Natural Life says
I love making mayonnaise with avocado oil! I found out I was allergic to eggs last year, so I can't eat it anymore, but I really miss it. 🙁
Hellen O says
I use either grape seed oil or avocado oil, some folks are allergic to latex and afraid of avocado oil. Also prefer lime juice to lemon juice, but both taste good. It is fun to play and add once in a while garlic to it... Yummy! Have been making Mayo for many years, so good to see another avid healthy cook!
Thank you Hellen. It's my favorite condiment to make and so easy!
I have tried making my own mayonnaise a few times and I can only find super rich extra virgin avocado oil which is way too strong for mayonnaise. Similar to EVOO. Can u recommend the oil you use? Your mayo is a lot lighter in colour than the ones I’ve made!
I love using 100% pure avocado oil. I agree EVOO can be too heavy for standard mayo use. This is the one I love and use: https://amzn.to/34HOwKx
How long does it keep?
Mayonnaise has a long shelf life if stored in the refrigerator. Provided that it's not contaminated, it may last several weeks.