How to Make Homemade Chipotle Mayo {Paleo}

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 12
  • Total Time: 12
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x


How to make Chipotle mayo or plain mayonnaise with Paleo ingredients. Few ingredients and easy instructions



  • 1 egg yolk (Eggland’s Best cage free eggs)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • dash of lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup avocado oil (see notes for other oils)
  • splash of lime juice
  • pinch of onion powder (optional)
  •  1 tbsp + adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers to stir in after blended. Or you can use 1/2 tsp chipotle powder and pinch of smoked paprika . Or both! Note: If you are using the adobo sauce from chipotle peppers, start with just a few tsps, then add more and adjust to your spice liking.


    1. Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, vinegar, 1/2 tsp mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Whisk until blended/mixed thoroughly, about 30 seconds.
    2. Using 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon at a time (and whisking constantly), add the oil a few drops at a time to the yolk mixture until you’ve used 1/4 cup oil. This will take 4 to 5 minutes.
    3. Next place egg mixture in small food processor or blender with feed shoot. You may also continue to whisk by hand.
    4. Slowly add remaining 1/2 cup oil in very thin stream, pulsing food processor or whisking constantly, until mayonnaise is thick, about 6 minutes or so by hand. Add in 1 tbsp chipotle sauce and/or 1/2 tsp paprika or chili powder. Mix in onion powder and splash of lime. Whisk again until combined.
    5. Taste to see if mayo needs more spices or lemon/lime.
    6. Cover and refrigerate. This mayo can be made up to 2 days ahead. Keep chilled for up to 4 to 6 days. Feel free to garnish with herbs and pepper when serving or using.


  • Don’t want to add spice? NO PROB, just skip the peppers to make plain paleo mayo.
  • Category: condiment
  • Method: mix/blend
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: homemade mayo, mayo, paleo, whole 30, condiment, dairy free, low carb


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