It’s amazing what you can make with avocados. Whether Guacamole or chocolate spread, the possibilities are endless. So why not use it to make vegan avocado aioli?
Aioli is a sauce that has become a symbol of traditional Mediterranean cuisine. A very popular dish in France and Italy, it was originally made from garlic, oil, egg yolk, and lemon juice.
In this recipe, I will show you how to make a vegan version of the avocado aioli, which is lighter than the traditional one and does not contain any saturated fat. The avocado not only adds a lovely creaminess to the sauce but also provides us with healthy fats!
Avocado aioli is very versatile and can complement many dish types, such as barbecues, tapas, roasted veggies, or burgers. It can also be used as a perfect dip for nachos, sweet potato fries, or raw veggie sticks. It is also very simple to prepare.
In fact, this healthy alternative will only take 10 minutes of your time. Once ready, you can either eat it straight away or store it in a glass container for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.
- 2 medium ripe avocados
- 4 tbsp of fresh lemon juice – you can also use lime juice, this will give it a slight taste of guacamole
- 3 cloves of garlic (this is what makes it Aoili!)
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Simple Aioli Recipe
Peel the avocados cut them in half, and remove the stone.
Add the avocados, lemon juice (or lime juice), garlic cloves, salt, and pepper into a medium-sized bowl (or food processor).
Mix all the ingredients with an immersion blender until creamy and smooth. Make sure that there are no lumps left in the sauce. The ideal consistency of the avocado aioli should be similar to traditional mayonnaise.
It’s now time to serve and enjoy your freshly made vegan avocado aioli recipe.
Now that you know how to make avocado aioli, you should know that you can make many types of aioli by adding other ingredients. What are you waiting for to try this delicious recipe? You will love it!
Make sure you are using ripe avocadoes
To make your avocado aioli comes out nice and creamy, the avocadoes must be ripe.
You can tell if an avocado is ripe when you press on it with your fingers. The avocado should not be hard, but also not too soft, otherwise, it is overripe and does not taste very good.
Another method to test whether you have a ripe avocado is to twist out the stem of the avocado. If comes off easily, then the avocado is ripe.
How to serve avocado aioli?
Vegan avocado aioli is both healthy and versatile, it can be eaten as a spread or a dip. Here are some of my favorite options:
- Sandwich spread or burger spread, use it like traditional mayonnaise
- Sweet potatoes fries or roasted potato wedges
- Veggie sticks, like carrots, celery, or cucumbers
This lovely avocado aioli recipe can also be used as a pasta sauce or dressing with a potato salad.
How to Store Avocado aioli
Store your homemade aioli in an air-tight container in the fridge, it will keep between 24 and 48 hours.
The leftover avocado aioli can also be frozen. Take it out of the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving. Note, never thaw at room temperature, as this is the perfect temperature for bacteria to multiply.
Note that this recipe is best enjoyed fresh.
Food processor or immersion blender, I prefer the immersion blender as can blend the aioli directly in the bowl and don’t need to scoop the remaining sauce out of the bottom of the food processor.