I’m a sauce person.
What is Aioli?
Aioli is a popular condiment in many regions of the Mediterranean including France, Italy, and Spain. But it’s not just a European thing anymore. Over the years, this savory sauce has made its way into the American household as well.
Traditionally, aioli is made with a combination of garlic, egg yolk, oil, and lemon juice— so it’s basically a sophisticated mayonnaise.
How to Make Smoked Chipotle Aioli
If you plan on making a Homemade Mayo base than you’ll need an immersion blender. Otherwise, a whisk will work just fine. If you’re short on time, using store-bought mayonnaise will allow you to whip up this sauce in about a minute flat!
Smoked Chipotle Aioli involves adding a half squeeze of fresh lemon juice, 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, and a dash of smoked chipotle seasoning to a half cup of mayonnaise. Once the ingredients have been added, all you’ve got to do is whisk them together. It’s honestly that easy!
Will Any Mayonnaise Do?
The brand of mayonnaise you choose will certainly have an effect on the flavor of your aioli. For example, Hellmans will ensure a saltier finish. Whereas Miracle Whip will sweeten your final product. Beyond that, the brand of mayo also determines whether your aioli will be considered a healthy or unhealthy fat.
For the most part, any mayonnaise containing the following oils can be categorized as unhealthy.
Unhealthy Oils (high in PUFAs)
- Canola oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Rapeseed oil
- Soybean oil
- Sunflower oil
- Vegetable oil
Alternatively, any mayonnaise containing the following oils can be categorized as healthy.
Healthy Oils (high in SFAs)
- Avocado oil
- Coconut oil
- MCT oil
- Olive oil
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