This Homemade Keto Mayo Recipe is my go to condiment in my house and part almost every low carb lunch that I make on the Keto Diet.
I have been making my own mayo for quite some time. It’s pretty awesome because you know exactly what is going into it and you have all the control over what is going into your body.
Personally, I love making my own condiments and using them to make extra yummy recipes.
I like to skip the typical store bought mayo because it is normally made with soy bean oil that is a trans fat.
Personally, I mostly try to avoid soy and trans fat to avoid the negative health issues that have been related to them. Here and there I add soy sauce to dishes, but it is rare and done for a major flavor benefit.
I know making your own mayo is probably not for everyone so I have to recommend some amazing low carb mayos that have awesome ingredients.
I have bought and eaten all of these and would highly recommend for you and your family. After all, at the end of the day, we all get busy and can’t always make fresh homemade foods.
Low Carb Mayo Brands
Here are my fave low carb mayonnaise brands.
Primal Kitchen and Chosen Foods are my favorite low carb mayo brands because they use avocado oil and organic ingredients.
Chosen Foods Mayo
The Chose Foods Classic Mayo ingredients are avocado oil, filtered water, egg yolks, organic whole eggs, organic distilled white vinegar, organic mustard (distilled organic vinegar, water, organic mustard seed, salt, organic spices), salt, organic rosemary extract.
It is unsweetened, gluten-free, heart-healthy, Certified Non-GMO, and free of soy, canola, and other oils.
Chosen Foods actually makes a Keto Mayo that used MCT oil aka refined coconut oil – medium chain triglycerides.
They also make specialty mayo like Roasted Garlic Mayo, Harrisa Avocado Oil Mayo, and even Vegan Mayo.
Primal Kitchen Mayo
Another favorite of mine is Primal Kitchen. Their mayo is also avocado based like Chosen Foods and our homemade recipe.
The Primal Kitchen Mayo is made with avocado Oil, Organic Eggs, Organic Egg Yolks, Organic Vinegar, Sea Salt, and Organic Rosemary Extract.
They also make amazing special spiced mayo like the Chipoltle Lime Mayo, Pesto Mayo, and Garlic Aioli Mayo. I love them all so much.
How to Use Keto Mayonnaise?
Use to Make Deviled Eggs – One of my favorite ways to use mayo is to make super yummy and keto friendly deviled eggs. Check out our Deviled Eggs recipe here.
Brush onto Meat – You can use mayo to brush onto your meats before you grill them to add flavor and prevent them from sticking.
This works great on fish too so that you get a nice searing. Since we are using avocado oil, this reduces smoking hazards since avocado oil has an extremely high smoke point.
You can also rub your chicken in mayo before you roast it to help get a very crispy outer layer. Its super yummy and looks amazing!
Slather on Bread – Using keto bread, you can slater on may to the outside of a grilled cheese sandwich.
Mix into Burgers – You can also mix mayonnaise into your burgers for an delicious and moist burger. It adds just enough fat to give them flavor without becoming overly fatty.
You can add about 1/4 for 8 burgers or 1 tbsp to 4 burger patties.
Marinade – You can use your mayo as a marinade base.
Add to Scrambled Eggs – You can add fat, fluffiness, and flavor to scrambled eggs by adding some mayo to the mix.
Add to Cakes – If you are experimenting with Keto Cake, you can add mayo to make it more fluffy and flavorful.
Let’s start with a few basic tips on how to get you on track with you low carb or keto diet.
- Make sure that bookmark our Keto Recipes because we add new ones every week.
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- Take your Keto cooking up a notch with these KETO Kitchen Tools and Gadgets.
Keto Mayo Recipe
Here are the ingredients for this homemade low carb mayonnaise recipe. You can get the full ingredients in the recipe card below.
Egg Yoke – The major part of mayo that makes it mayo is egg yoke. The vinegar and lemon juice in this recipe actually kinda cooks the raw egg. I would still use pasteurized eggs just to be safe.
If you are concerned search on Google and you will see articles like this one that discuss the risk of getting salmonella. It’s estimated that about 1 in 20,000 eggs has salmonella.
*** Pull an egg out an hour or two before making the recipe. If you forget, You can warm up the egg by putting it in warm water for 10 minutes before you start.
Vinegar – I like to use apple cider vinegar for this recipe, but you can use any vinegar that you have on hand like white vinegar, white wine vinegar, rice vinegar, and red wine vinegar.
Lemon – You can use fresh or store bought lemon juice. I prefer fresh, but obviously you cannot always get your hands on fresh fruits.
Spices – To make a basic and flavorful mayo, you should add salt and ground mustard. If you want to add a little zing, you can add paprika and rosemary extract.
If you cannot find rosemary extract, you can use edible rosemary oil or skip it all together.
Oils – The other base to any mayo recipe is oil. I like using avocado oil because it does not effect the flavor of the mayo.
You can also use other Keto friendly oils like MCT Oil, Olive Oil, Light Olive Oil, or Coconut Oil. The flavor of these types of oil will be present in the final product so just be aware of that when choosing your oils.
In my opinion I like to use a neutral flavored oil like Avocado Oil to make my mayo so that the spices and lemon are the star of the show.
You can add some of these ingredients to make fun spiced mayo recipes.
- Frank’s Red Hot
- Blue Cheese
- Curry Powder
- Habanero Peppers
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Chipotle Peppers
- Herbs de Provence
- Lemon Zest
- Lime Zest
- Roasted Red Peppers
- Lime & Cilantro
- Garlic & Lemon
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Tools & Supplies
Food Processor – Here is our fave food processor and all the other Keto kitchen tools we love.
How to make homemade mayo?
Start by adding the egg yolk, lemon juice, salt, apple cider vinegar, paprika, and garlic powder into the food processor.
Blend the ingredients for about a minute on high.
Once the ingredients are mixed, start slowly adding the oil to the spinning food process on high and allow each small amount to emulsify. Pour very very slowly – taking about 90 seconds to pour.
As you incorporate the oil, you will see the mixture get thicker and thicker, until it finally looks like mayo.
The mayonnaise is now ready to be used. Enjoy!
Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
How Long Does the Homemade Mayo Last in the Fridge?
You should store your mayo in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Can you freeze mayonnaise?
I would not recommended freezing mayo. The emulsion will likely break. When you thaw it out, it be broken and unlikely be able to bring it back together.
How many carbs per serving of keto Mayo?
This recipe only has 1 gram of carbs and 1 gram of fiber per serving which mean the net carbs are zero. Obviously, you should still track your calories to make sure that you are not going over your daily allowance on the Keto diet.
Keto Meal Plan
Do you love your day planned out, here is a quick meal plan for the day!
- Breakfast – Low Carb KETO Scones Recipe
- Lunch – Low Carb KETO Chicken Salad Recipe
- Dinner – KETO Meatloaf Muffins Recipe
- Dessert – Keto Cheesecake Fluff Recipe
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Keto Mayo Recipe
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 cups avocado oil
- Start by adding the egg yolk, lemon juice, salt, apple cider vinegar, paprika, and garlic powder into the food processor.
- Blend the ingredients for about a minute on high.
- Once the ingredients are mixed, start slowly adding the oil to the spinning food process on high and allow each small amount to emulsify. Pour very very slowly – taking about 90 seconds to pour.
- As you incorporate the oil, you will see the mixture get thicker and thicker, until it finally looks like mayo.
- The mayonnaise is now ready to be used. Enjoy!
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.