Saturday, December 31, 2011

Paleo Mayonnaise/Ranch dressing

My friend J requested that I post a recipe of my Paleo Mayo, so of course I will do it for her! :) It is rather simple! There are many variations out there, they are all great, but here is my variation that suits my palate :)

Egg yolk                                                 1
Extra light tasting olive oil         1 Cup
Dijon Mustard                                   3 tsp
Lemon Juice                                           1 tsp
White pepper                                     1/8 tsp
Garlic Powder                                    1/4 tsp
Onion Powder                                    1/4 tsp
Coconut Palm Sugar (Optional)    1/4 tsp
Salt                                                               To taste

1.) You will need a hand mixer, food processor, or some sort of blender for this, or else be prepared for an arm workout.
2.) Start by whipping the yolk, and lemon juice together.
3.) In order for the emulsification process to work, you have to be patient and take things slow. Start by adding a few drops of olive oil to the egg yolk and lemon juice mixture while mixing it on medium to high speed. Add a few drops or drizzle at a time.
4.) Do not add more oil until the previously added oil is well blended. As the process goes on, the mixture will thicken and look more like Mayonnaise.
5.) After all the oil is added, add in the rest of the ingredients and blend it well. You have your Paleo Mayo! :)

Ranch Variation:

I love ranch dressing. It is one of the things that I miss the most after going Paleo. So what do you do? You create your own! It is pretty close to the real thing, but without the dairy, it is still lacking! (Buttermilk and sour cream) 

Paleo Mayo                                       Serving as above
Garlic powder                                                                   1/4 tsp
Parsley (Dry works, or fresh minced)                 1/2 tsp
Dried Chives (fresh work as well, minced)        1/2 tsp
Dried dill (Fresh work as well, minced)                1/2 tsp
Ground Black pepper                                                      1/4 tsp
Worcestershire sauce*                                                      dash
Cayenne Pepper                                                                 1/8 tsp
Paprika                                                                                     1/4 tsp
Tabasco sauce                                                                     Dash

**Can sub Worcestershire sauce with a small amount of canned anchovies (1/8 tsp or less) and 1/4 tsp of tamarind. I see Worcestershire sauce at the store that is pretty Paleo friendly.

1.) Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for an hour or so.
2.) If the consistency is too thick, you can add a small amount of almond milk to thin it out. ENJOY!!!



  1. Thanks, Raf! I think this looks absolutely amazing! Can't wait to try it. I better put my patience's cap on. :P