Foodie Friday: Homemade Mayonnaise {Whole 30 Approved}

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This past fall I noticed a friend was starting a new diet, or lifestyle you might say. It was called Whole 30 and I was immediately intrigued.

Whole 30 is “a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system.”

When I read that, I knew Whole 30 was what I needed to start feeling my best. BUT, and this was a big but, I was worried about only being able to eat bland foods, with no pizazz or flavor.

Boy, was I wrong!

As I started reading the Whole 30 book and researching Pinterest and other blogs, I learned that there were so many Whole 30 approved recipes, packed with flavor and substance.

One of my favorite Whole 30 practices is homemade mayonnaise. It is super simple and tastes delicious. Once you taste it you will never go back to store bought mayonnaise (your kids are going to LOVE it).

Homemade Mayonnaise

homemade mayo ingredients

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup of light olive oil, divided

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon mustard powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 to 1 lemon, juiced

Directions:

  1. Place 1/4 cup olive oil, egg, mustard powder and salt in mixing bowl or blender. Mix thoroughly.
  2. While the blender or mixer is going, slowly drizzle in the 1 cup remaining olive oil.
  3. Once the mixture has emulsified, add lemon juice to taste, stirring gentle with a spoon to incorporate.

Recipe from whole30.com

homemade mayo

My favorite use for this homemade mayonnaise is in chicken salad! Yummy!

Replace your store bought mayo with this healthy version and watch the doors of possibilities open up!