In any home, there will be one dip or condiment or dressing that makes a sandwich or a salad complete – Mayonnaise! This thick, often white dip can make a meager sandwich become mouthwatering. But finding a mayo that fits into the Paleo diet can be a little hard, so making your own can be the best alternative.
But isn’t it hard to make your own mayo? The answer is no, it’s not hard and it can actually give you a better option in terms of consuming mayo. The Paleo diet is known to have a small list in terms of condiments and dips. The reason behind this is simple: most condiments and dips have ingredients that are not on any approved Paleo diet food list , especially those that are mass-produced. These condiments usually contain soy or grains, which can have a negative effect on our bodies.
Because Paleo is a flexible diet, there are alternatives for the usual dips and condiments, including mayonnaise. If you have kids, they will definitely cheer knowing that they can enjoy their salads and sandwiches with this amazing dip. Although this dip was not given much recognition until the early 19th century, Paleo still accepts it but there are ingredients within it that are Paleo approved.
When you make dishes, especially fried ones, you know that having a mayonnaise as one of your dips totally makes sense and will surely satisfy your taste buds. So if you have been looking to include mayonnaise in your Paleolithic diet, here is a simple but delicious mayonnaise recipe that you and your loved ones can enjoy!
- 4 Egg Yolks – Room Temperature (Free-Range If Possible)
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Lemon Juice or Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon (5 ml) Dijon or Regular Mustard or ½ Teaspoon (2.5 g) Dried Mustard
- 2/3 Cup (175 ml) Olive Oil (Extra Virgin If Possible)
- 2/3 Cup (175 ml) Coconut Oil – Warmed (You may use other healthy and Paleo-approved oils such as Macadamia if you want instead)
- Salt and Ground Pepper – To Taste
- • Blend the egg yolks well using a blender or whisking them in a bowl. This should give you a mixture that is smooth when blended.
- • You can then add the lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Blend or whisk these well.
- • When you have blended all the ingredients above well together, slowly add the olive oil, then the coconut oil or the oil of your choice. You need to continuously whisk or blend whilst slowly pouring the oils into the mixture.
- • Pouring the oil in as slowly as you can as this will help to emulsify or give more volume to the mayonnaise that you will make. You may find that the best way to add the oils slowly is a few drops at a time.
- • Add all the oil until it has all been combined into the mayonnaise. This should give you a neat and tasty mayonnaise!
- • Place the mayonnaise in a jar or airtight container and put it in the fridge. This will keep the mayonnaise for a week.
- • Enjoy your mayonnaise with a salad, or in a Paleo sandwich or with fried Paleo dishes!
Yes, it’s that easy! And you really don’t have to think twice when making your own Paleo diet mayonnaise. But just in case you are still having second thoughts about making your own mayonnaise as opposed to buying ready-made mayo, you can ponder on these benefits of making your own. You will surely find yourself choosing to make more mayonnaise than buying it.
Who doesn’t want to save a dollar or two? Making your own mayonnaise allows you to have control over how much mayonnaise you can make and how much you can use. If your family uses a lot of mayonnaise in a week, you often get tempted to buy the usual mayonnaise. But if you think about it, the ingredients in making your own mayonnaise may already be in your kitchen and will not have much effect on your Paleo lifestyle budget.
If you have been practicing Paleo for quite some time now, you already know that not all foods are equal. Whilst there are healthy ingredients in conventional mayonnaise, we cannot deny the fact that we are not sure whether preservatives and other harmful ingredients are included in it. Having control over what you can put in your own mayonnaise gives you peace of mind that there will no harmful ingredients in your mayonnaise. Plus you are ensuring that you are using only healthy fats to create yours even when following a modified Paleo diet.
It is not just the ingredients that concern us when it comes to food, but also how it was prepared. Though there are safety regulations that companies need to adhere to, incidents of contamination still happen. When you make your own mayonnaise or any food using Paleo diet recipes, you always put the safety of your loved ones first and prepare any dish with the utmost care using only approved ingredients that appear on your Paleo food list.
Because you get to control the ingredients in these Paleo recipes and how to make your mayonnaise, you are sure to have the right blend and taste that you and your loved ones prefer. You can always adjust the taste of the mayonnaise according to your own preferences. You don’t have to be confined to the same tasting mayonnaise anymore.
If you still prefer buying ready-made or conventional mayonnaise, always bear in mind that you have to read the labels. As mentioned above, there are some ingredients in commercial mayonnaise that may not be Paleo diet approved or may have a negative effect on your body. There will be times when you need more than just a jar of mayonnaise and you don’t have enough time on hand, so it is understandable that you will prefer commercially made mayonnaise. But if you do have the time and you have all the ingredients lying around your kitchen, whipping up your own Paleo diet mayonnaise can be so much better.