Easy Low-FODMAP Mayonnaise Recipe; Gluten-free, Dairy-free
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I love getting back to the basics. Simple ingredients. The true taste shining through.
This recipe for low-FODMAP mayonnaise is all about that. Easy and delicious.
Using fresh, all-natural ingredients means this low-FODMAP mayonnaise tastes so much better than store-bought, and avoids added preservatives and soybean oil. Try it with extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil, for a healthy variation. You will want to eat this low-FODMAP mayo right off your spoon!
I incorporate this low-FODMAP Mayonnaise in my low-FODMAP Deviled Eggs recipe, and it adds a depth and freshness to the flavor that is absolutely amazing. Or I spread it on low-FODMAP Multigrain Sandwich Bread for the perfect low-FODMAP lunch.
Note: this low-FODMAP mayo results in a light yellow colored mayonnaise due to the egg yolk and mustard, not the white color seen in store- bought varieties.
Check out over 470 more low-FODMAP recipes on the blog, like my low-FODMAP Crab Dip and low-FODMAP Turkey Burgers. IBS-friendly!
Be healthy and happy,
Rachel Pauls, MD
Low-FODMAP Mayonnaise Recipe; Gluten-free, Dairy-free
Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients
Yield: 16 tablespoons; serving size 2 tablespoons
Prep time: 10 min
Equipment: immersion blender
- 1 large pasteurized egg yolk, room temperature
- As this mayonnaise contains raw egg yolks, for the safest option select (in shell) pasteurized eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard or yellow mustard (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- Avoid mustard for Passover version
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 3/4 cup canola oil, extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil; divided
- 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar or apple-cider vinegar
- 1 & 1/2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional, depending on the tartness of your lemon)
- In a tall measuring cup or jar whisk together yolk, mustard, and salt until combined well
- Using immersion blender, begin adding oil
- Add about 1/4 cup oil slowly, blending until the mixture begins to thicken
- Add vinegar and lemon juice and blend to combine
- Then add remaining 1/2 cup oil in a very slow, thin stream, blended continuously
- Whisk in additional salt to taste and pepper, and sugar if desired
- Place in refrigerator in a covered jar until ready to use
- Consume within 1 week of preparation
- Creamy and delicious!
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Good for soy allergy
I’m allergic to soybeans so it is wonderful to be able to eat mayonnaise without soy and all the other artificial ingredients. This is easy and delicious.
That’s awesome Joan! Thanks for your feedback 😊
would anything work in place of the egg yolk?
Thank you for your question, this is a tricky one! Unfortunately, in this recipe, the egg yolk provides both flavor and texture to the mayonnaise which is difficult to ‘mimic’. Some vegan recipes will describe soaked cashews, dates or the water from canned chickpeas to be suitable for making mayonnaise without eggs, but these options are not suitable for the low-FODMAP diet. If you are wondering about store-bought vegan mayonnaise then Hellman’s Vegan mayonnaise appears to be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients listed. Feel free to read our low-FODMAP Happy Gut Guide for other tips 🙂
thank you for the response!
I’m allergic to mustard what do I do?
We would suggest you try the recipe without the mustard and see if you like it. It is such a small amount it may not make a huge difference. Let us know what you think!
I’m not too sure where I’ve gone wrong but it looks thin and yellow 😱😩
The tricky part is whisking the egg to thicken it completely. We found the immersion blender was essential to make this happen. Did you use a blender or mixer? Or did you try it by hand? Thanks for the question!
Would love to make this but want to avoid sugar – can I use honey instead? Or agave nectar?
Thanks for the questions! The sugar is optional, so just omit it. Both honey and agave are high in FODMAPs. For a list of low-FODMAP items, please check out our low-FODMAP Happy Gut Guide.
Have a great day!
I can’t excess the link. 🙁 Sorry.
If you click the highlighted text, it will take you to a separate page with the downloadable links. Hope that helps.
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I’m going to try this but is there a way to make it low fat? Like would whipped butter be a good substitute for the oil or is there another way?
Unfortunately that would not have the right consistency or results. Sorry we can’t be more helpful!
Thank you for the response!
Is aow fodmap serving is just 1 tablespoon?
Thank you for your question. We have updated the recipe to be clearer.
You can enjoy up to 2 tablespoons per serving. Please be aware that the serving size may be related both to what a reasonable portion is for this food, in addition to its FODMAP data. As mayonnaise is it a rich food item, not consumed in large amounts, the serving size is also impacted by that.
We hope that helps! Have a great day!
Can you freeze the mayo?
We don’t recommend freezing mayo as the emulsion may break down and the texture will not be the same. Thank you!