This Whole30 immersion blender mayo is ready in just about 60 seconds – totally life-changing! It’s rich and so versatile and pretty darn fool-proof, made with only a few ingredients. You’ll be obsessed with this one-minute Whole30 mayo as soon as you try it. Every single Whole30 needs this Whole30 immersion blender mayo recipe, I promise. You’re already spending enough time in the kitchen during a round, so convert your Whole30 mayo recipe to a Whole30 immersion blender mayo recipe, and you’ll be killin’ it. 🙌 Made so easily with my favorite immersion blender (buy here!).
I remember back when Britney Spears was a real thing, not an ironic thing or a kitschy thing, but a real thing. I’d sit in the bathroom on my little tufted vanity stool, listening to “Lucky,” pretending it was about me, doing my eyeliner poorly, struggling to paint my nails and not the entire fingertip, or reapplying glitter on my eyelids.
I’m humming, she’s so lucky, she’s a star
A subtle pout accompanies, But she cry, cry, cries in her lonely heart, thinking, because being famous is *so hard, y’all*
My non-eyeliner-holding hand floats into an upside-down akimbo, If there’s nothing missing in my life
And finally, belting now, for all the upstairs to hear, Then why do these tears come at night!!!
So now you’ve got the context, right? Britney Spears is a real thing, and I’m naïve as hell but wholly invested in the things I think make me happy, that do make me happy at that time. And Britney (Brit? Are we friends like that, B?) went on Saturday Night Live one week, which was also a real thing back then, and they did a skit about child actor Britney and how they had to keep her from eating spoonfuls of mayonnaise out of the jar. Everyone laughed, but my artificial chuckle was delayed.
Why was that funny? Mayonnaise is amazing… ketchup is just sugary tomato sauce…
And now, decades later, I sort of get it. Mayonnaise is fattening, right? Or, that’s what we believed back then at least, pre-2007 meltdown Brit. There was, and still is, this sort of stereotype around mayo, propagated, I’m convinced, by nefarious mayo haters/Heinz. Mayo is gross, mayo is gloopy, mayo is just… not sexy.
But you know what? I’m here to convince you that mayo is, indeed, the sexiest condiment ever. First, though, you need to try homemade mayo. And then my work here is really, let’s face it, done.
Homemade mayo is truly nothing like packaged and jarred mayonnaise, though I have to admit I still love the premade stuff. But homemade mayo? There’s a creaminess there, a richness from the fresh ingredients that will turn you on your head and make you repent for all your mayo-shunning ways. You can blend in cloves of fresh garlic, add a bit more spicy mustard powder, more salt, more lemon juice… It’s quite possibly the most versatile thing you can keep in your fridge, functioning as about half of an entire dish when blended with plenty of fresh garlic and served alongside blanched veggies and salt cod for a traditional Niçoise gran aïoli.
Or as the creamy base for a quick creamy chipotle sauce, blitzed together with smoky chipotle peppers, rich adobo sauce, and bright lime juice.
Or you can just stir in a generous portion of smoked paprika, serving the neon orange dip alongside a seared steak and duckfat-roasted potoates.
Uh, are you hungry yet?
All of that to say this: homemade mayonnaise is amazing, and on a Whole30, mayo is a total must. It adds creaminess and flavor to so many dishes, elevating a simple meal of protein + veggies to a gourmet experience. The catch is… you have to make your own. Unless you buy Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayonnaise (totally compliant!), there are really no compliant storebought brands out there. Luckily, it’s SUPER easy to make your own.
In fact, I went on my very first (and, so far, last) 40 Aprons Facebook Live because I was SO excited to show you how insanely easy and quick it is to make Whole30 mayo with an immersion blender. That’s the trick here: the immersion blender is the only way that this works. If you only have a regular blender or food processor, you can still make homemade Whole30 mayo, but it’ll take quite a while longer. If you don’t have an immersion blender, I have a great Whole30 garlic mayonnaise recipe that you should try! Just leave out the garlic if you’re not a big fan.
Here’s the rundown: throw all your ingredients in a jar that fits pretty tight around the head of the immersion blender. Then… turn it on. Leave it at the bottom of the container until the mixture becomes thick and white, within truly only a few seconds. Then you’ll slowly pull up the immersion blender, working the remaining oil into the mayo mixture. I try to work the oil into the mayo but taking my finger off the power button and pushing the oil down into the bottom of the jar while the immersion blender is off. Then I continue blending. It takes, from start to finish, including the time it takes for you to gather your ingredients, like… one minute? 65 seconds? This Whole30 immersion blender mayo is life-changing.
Don’t worry, Britney; I’d eat this stuff out of the jar, too.
To make this Whole30 immersion blender mayo I used…
Whole30 Immersion Blender Mayo
This Whole30 immersion blender mayo is ready in just about 60 seconds - totally life-changing! It's rich and so versatile and pretty darn fool-proof, made with only a few ingredients. You'll be obsessed with this one-minute Whole30 mayo as soon as you try it. Every single Whole30 needs this Whole30 immersion blender mayo recipe, I promise. You're already spending enough time in the kitchen during a round, so convert your Whole30 mayo recipe to a Whole30 immersion blender mayo recipe, and you'll be killin' it.
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Place all ingredients in the jar that just fits the head of your immersion blender - if your immersion blender came with a jar, that's perfect. The size of the jar is important, though: the circumference of the jar must be only slightly larger than the head of the blender (letting it fit at all) and the mixture must reach the blades. Let ingredients settle for a few seconds.
Place head of immersion blender down into the mixture, at the bottom of the jar. Turn on high speed. Do not move the head until a white, creamy, thick mayo forms at the bottom by the head - this will take a few seconds. Begin to slowly tilt and lift the immersion blender in order to emulsify all the oil; turn the blender off and use the head to push down the oil at the top if necessary. When all oil is emulsified, remove blender and season with salt to taste.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Can be easily doubled.
Adapted from the Serious Eats method.