Olive oil mayonnaise from Recipe Renovator | Soy-free, paleo, Whole30

Creamy, easy homemade mayonnaise suitable for The Migraine Relief Plan

In my book The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health (February 14, 2017) I suggest making your own olive oil mayonnaise. Here’s the recipe! I recommend choosing pasteurized eggs for this recipe so you don’t have one second of worry about salmonella.

Making your own mayo allows you to control the kind of plant oils you are taking in. Most store-bought mayo uses soybean, cottonseed, or canola oil. Soybeans can be migraine triggers, and other plant seed oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids. You don’t want a lot of those in your food because they contribute to inflammation. And migraine is an inflammatory condition.

My biggest tip here is to let all the ingredients reach room temperature before blending. Be patient drizzling in the oil. If the emulsion breaks (separates), you can try blending in another egg yolk. If that doesn’t work, then I have used broken mayonnaise to baste poultry or fish, to whisk into hot pasta, to whisk into hot soup, and to marinate oven-roasted vegetables before baking. If you need a plant-based (vegan) mayo, there’s a link below.

Suitable for:

migraine, vegetarian, low-sodium, paleo, gluten-free, celiac diets

Not recommended for:

vegan diets
Olive oil mayonnaise from Recipe Renovator | Soy-free, paleo, Whole30

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Olive oil mayonnaise from Recipe Renovator | Soy-free, paleo, Whole30

How to make olive oil mayonnaise

Rich, creamy, super-easy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup


  • 1 eggs pastured, pasteurized if possible
  • 1 egg yolks pastured, pasteurized if possible
  • 1 cup olive oil use LIGHT olive oil, not extra virgin, divided use
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar use organic distilled white vinegar for The Migraine Relief Plan
  • 1/2 tsp mustard (dry)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (omit for salt-free diet)
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar


  • Place egg, yolk, vinegar, 1 tablespoon filtered water, 1/4 cup of olive oil, mustard, sea salt, and cream of tartar in the blender or a large clean glass jar (for immersion blender).
  • Blend for one minute.
  • Use a spouted container to slowly, slowly, slowly drizzle in the the remainder of the oil with the blender running. This takes 2-3 minutes.
  • Store in a clean glass jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.