Mickey’s Egg Free Mayonnaise recipe
I’ve sung the praises of Mickey Trescott’s book, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, numerous times before. Recently, Mickey released her expanded digital cookbook as a beautiful hard back book, available on Amazon here. To celebrate the book launch, I’m sharing her recipe for Egg Free Mayonnaise from her book.
What is Autoimmune Paleo?
The Autoimmune Paleo Protocol, shortened to Autoimmune Paleo or AIP, is also referred to as The Paleo Approach and is outlined in Sarah Ballentyne’s book The Paleo Approach. It’s a short-term, intensive healing diet designed to health the root cause of autoimmunity.
The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook is currently my most-used cookbook in my kitchen. The recipes are all grain/dairy/nut/seed/egg/nightshade free to comply with Autoimmune Paleo, but the wide variety options will never leave you bored. Additionally, the recipes are all simple and practical – elegant without being overly-detailed or time-consuming. The book includes:
- Food lists, including pantry items to keep in stock
- Recipes for Autoimmune Paleo kitchen basics, like fermented foods and coconut ingredients
- Two complete months worth of Autoimmune Paleo meal plans with shopping lists and recipes
- Over a hundred recipes (with gorgeous photographs for every recipe) for everything from entertaining-worthy appetizers to comfort food main dishes to healthy desserts
- Creative cooking techniques replicate off-limits ingredients. For example, this egg free mayonnaise made with coconut!
Egg Free Mayonnaise: The ingredients
This is a multi-purpose condiment which I use as a dip for baked vegetable fries and grilled veggies. I also drizzle it over meats and seafood. Finally, I enjoy it as a creamy sauce for my zucchini noodles. It’s definitely a staple in my kitchen!
Mickey uses the term ‘coconut concentrate’ in her cookbook, but this ingredient can also be found under the name of coconut butter or coconut manna. It is a creamy puree of coconut meat. It is not interchangeable with coconut oil, which is the pure oil. Think about the difference between almond butter and almond oil – the same difference pertains to coconut butter and coconut oil. Find coconut butter here to use in the recipe or make your own by pureeing coconut flakes in a food processor. Here’s a recipe for making coconut butter.
Did you know the majority of olive oils imported from Italy don’t meet industry standards, meaning these oils are rancid or cut with cheaper oil such as canola oil? (Source) Producers frequently cut olive oil with cheap seeds oils, usually canola oil, and this additive remains undisclosed on the product label. In many cases, you’ll have better luck purchasing a good olive oil if it comes from California, not Italy.
Many people suggest using the “fridge test” to see if your olive oil is pure. If the oil is pure, it should solidify in the fridge due to the monounsaturated fat content. However, even pure olive oil may not solidify if it comes from low-wax olives like Mission olives according to author Jenny McGruther in The Nourished Kitchen. Refrigerating olive oil may also dampen the fruity flavor.
I use this olive oil in my house because I know it is pure. There are many, many other options for pure olive oil, but this is the one I’ve researched and trust. Your best bet is sourcing olive oil from small producers whom you can contact directly to discuss their purity standards.
Enjoy this egg free mayonnaise and don’t forget to check out The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook!
- Place the coconut concentrate, warm water, olive oil, garlic cloves and salt in a blender and blend on high for a minute or two, until the sauce thickens. Let cool for an hour at room temperature – alternately, you can place it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. If you would like to use the sauce in a cold dish, thin with water until the desired consistency is reached.