Classic Aioli with a twist! This garlic-infused, Creamy Vegan Aioli can be made in less than 5 minutes and it’s completely free of dairy, egg, soy, gluten or nuts.
This recipe may not seem like a big deal to you, but for me, OH MY GOODNESS, it rocks! My friend actually told me that he was dreaming of this Creamy Vegan Aioli and said it tasted like Disney World in his mouth. SO funny, right? I’ll take it because it’s seriously one of the best condiments you’ll find yourself using.
So what exactly is Aioli? Aioli is the cooler big brother /sister of mayonnaise. Typically, it is made by pounding garlic into a paste with a mortar & pessel, then whisking in egg yolk, lemon juice, mustard & olive oil. It is light, refreshing and the perfect accompaniment for a crudité platter, roasted veggies or even works perfectly as a sandwich spread.
Because I don’t have a mortar & pessel, I used my lemon zester which broke down the garlic bulbs into a creamy paste that just infused our Creamy Vegan Aioli with a ton of flavor. And since eggs are on the naughty-list, I had to think of a way to cheat the system when creating the vegan base.
Here’s where it gets fun…..Vegan Mayo! I LOVE Just Mayo by Hampton Creek. It is Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, lactose-free, non-GMO & soy-free. Although their original mayo contains no peanuts, the labeling does not address this issue nuts at all (just so you know but as always read labels because those are always changing). Try this Roasted Garlic Aioli from Perry’s Plate using Just Mayo too make it vegan too!
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Other than Just Mayo & garlic, you only need to include 2 other items to make this VEGAN AIOLI….. lemon & sea salt. Whisk all of this together & you’ve made yourself a wonderful new dip! My kiddos were even eating up these radishes, both raw & grilled this evening. I haven’t found a veggie that didn’t want to be dragged across this spread.
Are you ready to get your DIP on?
- Using a mortar & pessel OR citrus zester, MASH or grate garlic into a paste.
- Place in bowl & add remaining ingredients. Stir until nice and smooth.
- Serve immediately with veggies OR refrigerate until ready to use.
What veggies come to mind when you were reading this post? How would you use this Vegan Aioli first? As a sandwich spread or as a dip for your veggies? Be sure to comment below.
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