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Close up image of chipotle mayonnaise in a bowl with a spoon.

How to Make Homemade Chipotle Mayo {Paleo}

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


Want to know how to make homemade chipotle mayo? Well, we have you covered with paleo options to boot! Make it by hand, with a blender, or food processor. This is guaranteed to be a new favorite condiment! 


Units Scale
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • dash of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup avocado oil (see notes for other oils)
  • 1+ Tablespoon adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers (see note for sub)
  • splash of lime juice
  • pinch of smoked paprika (optional)
  • pinch of onion powder (optional)


  1. Combine egg yolk, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and salt in a 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 a small food processor or blender with a feed shoot. You may also continue to whisk by hand.
  4. Slowly add remaining 1/2 cup oil in a very thin stream, pulsing food processor or whisking constantly, until mayonnaise is thick, about 6 minutes or so by hand. Add in the chipotle sauce and/or paprika or chili powder. Mix in onion powder and splash of lime. Whisk again until combined.
  5. Taste to see if mayo, adjust with more spices or lime as needed.
  6. Cover and refrigerate. This mayo can be made up to 2 days ahead. Keep chilled for up to 4 to 6 days. Garnish with herbs and pepper when serving, if desired.


Want to make plain homemade mayonnaise? Skip the peppers to make plain paleo mayo.

Adobo Sauce Substitute – You can use 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder and a pinch of smoked paprika. Or both! Note: If you are using the adobo sauce from chipotle peppers, start with just a few teaspoons, then add more and adjust to your spice liking.

  • Prep Time: 12
  • Category: condiment
  • Method: mix/blend
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 126
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 16.9 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.4 mg

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