Ketchup. Mayo. Mustard. All flavorful, all delicious, all obvious. While we can’t say we would turn down the chance to dip our French fries in any of the well-known condiments, we can say that there’s a refreshing, versatile and unexpected dipping sauce that’s making its way to the top of our dipping list – and that’s aioli.
The Mediterranean sauce is super popular throughout Oceania and Southern Europe. Typically made up of garlic, olive oil and eggs, aioli has taken a modern twist in recent years with more and more recipes popping up that incorporate a whole plethora of delicious herbs and spices.
Here are five of our favorite aioli recipes that bring a fresh and unique approach to dipping:
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The flavors of cilantro and lime pair well with all kinds of foods, especially spicy ones. Try the combination with a quesadilla or other Mexican-inspired treats for a refreshing punch.
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Roasted garlic aioli deserves a place in any recipe calling for regular mayonnaise, or use it as a zesty dipping sauce. Make sure to roast the garlic ahead of time to mellow out the flavor and whip up this recipe in minutes.
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This five-ingredient chipotle aioli is entirely vegan and gluten-free. Try slathering it on veggie burgers, fries and onion rings to bring a spicy twist to your meal.
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This smoked aioli combination brings a rich, spicy flavor to any snack. We especially love adding it on roasted mushrooms and baked chicken, or as a spread on sandwiches and burgers.
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You can get the rich, uber-delicious flavor of truffles at a much lower price simply by mixing truffle oil right into this three-ingredient aioli.
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This easy lemon aioli is a creamy, tangy sauce that is perfect for dipping your fried zucchini chips. And the best part? It’s super easy to make!
Which aioli recipe will you be whipping up for your next dipping session? Let us know in the comments below.