This 4-Ingredient Vegan Aioli Recipe Comes With 3 Flavor Twists!

Vegan Aioli Recipe

This vegan aioli recipe will become your new go-to spread to slather on sandwiches and to dunk fries in. With only four ingredients, it’s easy and simple to make. Plus, we’re sharing three variations to kick up the flavor.

Buying The Ingredients

Vegan Aioli Ingredients

Traditionally, aioli is made with egg yolks and oil. This egg-free aioli recipe uses vegan mayonnaise instead to replicate the creamy texture of traditional aioli. You can use homemade vegan mayo, which is highly recommended for maximum quality, or use store-bought if you’re in a time crunch.

If you choose to use store-bought vegan mayo, reach for a high-quality brand. Follow Your Heart’s Organic Vegenaise is an excellent choice because it’s made only with certified organic wholesome ingredients. Another option for store-bought vegan mayo is Just Mayo’s original flavor. While it’s not organic, it is non-GMO certified. Flavor and texture-wise, it most closely replicates egg-based mayo.

Vegan Aioli Nutrition

Vegan aioli is a healthier and safer choice due to its lack of raw eggs. While there have been recent studies trying to prove that eggs actually benefit health rather than hinder it, many of these studies are funded by the egg industry. For example, a study published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition suggested eating one egg a day reduces stroke risk by 12 percent. But NPR uncovered that the study received funding from the Egg Nutrition Center, a division of the American Egg Board.

Even if cholesterol warnings are being dropped, there’s no denying the health risks associated with consuming raw eggs. According to a study by the USDA, approximately 2.3 million eggs are infected with salmonella per year. Salmonella is a bacteria that causes mild to severe gastrointestinal distress. So by skipping the eggs, you’re eliminating the salmonella risk and cholesterol that comes along with raw egg consumption.

Kitchen Prep

For this aioli recipe, you’ll need to have a blender or food processor handy. If you’re making homemade vegan mayonnaise to use in the aioli, you’ll need a high-speed blender. You’ll also want to have a rubber spatula and measuring spoons and cups nearby.

How To Make Vegan Aioli

Vegan Aioli Ingredients

Vegan Aioli Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: Approximately 3/4 Cup Aioli

Vegan Aioli Recipe

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional: 2-4 tablespoons water to thin

Instructions

  1. Add vegan mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, and sea salt to a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Scrape down the sides and then added as much water as needed. Blend and repeat until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use. Vegan aioli will last up to seven days in the refrigerator.
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While You Cook

How To Make Vegan Aioli

Save the lemon rind you juiced for use later. If you’re making the lemon-herb aioli, you can use it for the lemon zest the recipe calls for. Also, be sure to season the aioli to taste. Depending on which vegan mayonnaise you used it may need more salt or lemon juice.

Flavor Tips

Vegan Aioli Recipe

Once you’ve mastered classic vegan aioli, try one of these flavored vegan aiolis:

Lemon-Herb Aioli Recipe

Ingredients
⅔ cup vegan mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced parsley, chives, or dill
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Zest from 1 lemon
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Optional: 2-4 tablespoons water to thin

Directions
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed and add water to thin, if desired.

Roasted Garlic Aioli Recipe

Ingredients
⅔ cup vegan mayonnaise
1 head of garlic
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Optional: 2-4 tablespoons water to thin

Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut off the top ¼ inch off of the garlic and brush with oil. Wrap garlic in tin foil and place in the oven once it’s heated. Bake for 30 minutes or until soft. Unwrap and let cool for ten minutes.

Add vegan mayonnaise and sea salt to a blender or food processor. Squeeze in roasted garlic cloves. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed and adding water to thin, if desired.

Chipotle Aioli Recipe

Ingredients
⅔ cup vegan mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground chipotle powder
¼ teaspoon paprika, for color
Optional: 2-4 tablespoons water to thin

Directions
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed and add water to thin, if desired. Taste and add more chipotle powder if more heat is desired.

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Karissa Bowers

Karissa Bowers is a fashion and food blogger living a compassionate lifestyle. Karissa is the blogger of Vegan À La Mode where she shares her favorite vegan and gluten-free recipes and also her eco-friendly cruelty-free style. Her love for photographing food and her outfits, drove her to develop a passion for photography. After a few years of honing in on her photography skills, Karissa launched her business, Karissa Bowers Photography, where she shoots weddings and portraits. When she’s not taking photos or in the kitchen, you can find Karissa traveling and trying new vegan restaurants.