Are you ready for some intense flavor? You’re going to love this Spicy Chipotle Aioli Recipe… It’s ready in under 2 minutes (yes, two minutes!) and is the perfect sauce for so many different recipes from seafood to sandwiches and everything in between. Let’s take a look at just how to make this awesome aioli.
This Chipotle Aioli Recipe is: Gluten Free, Paleo, Low Carb and Stunningly Satisfying.
Chipotle Aioli Recipe: Eat it up.
Years ago, my wife and I were at a delicious restaurant in Cleveland enjoying a wonderful meal. Caroline ordered the moule frites (mussels with french fries). The pot of mussels was huge with a crispy serving of shoestring potatoes. It just looked like a masterpiece and smelled even better.
What really stuck with me was the sriracha aioli which accompanied the mountain of seafood. It had such an interesting flavor and made a truly remarkable impact on the dish. The aioli was spicy with a wallop of garlic, yet smooth and unctuous at the same time.
Since that night, I have been playing with different combinations of aioli. They are all just so tasty. Over the years I have made so many different flavors that sometimes they all blend together. This spicy chipotle aioli is one of our favorites. With some smoke, spice and garlic, it is perfect for wings, seafood or even slathered over your favorite burger.
What does Chipotle Aioli taste like?
An aioli is basically a fresh mayonnaise with raw garlic added to it. So it naturally has a very heavy garlic flavor that most people love when combined with the smooth mayonnaise.
Chipotle Aioli tastes like fresh aioli with the additional flavor components of natural smoke and spice. The spiciness of the chipotle aioli can be controlled by how much hot sauce is used in the recipe.
How to Make Chipotle Aioli:
Learning how to make chipotle aioli is really simple. All you need is an immersion blender and to follow these steps:
- Combine egg, garlic, lemon juice, extra light olive oil and Chipotle Tabasco in an immersion blender beaker.
- Blend on high until the Chipotle Aioli has formed.
- Transfer from the beaker to a bowl and serve immediately.
Making Chipotle Aioli with Mayonnaise
If you want to make a chipotle aioli recipe with store bought mayonnaise, it is easy to do but will not have the flavor of a fresh made aioli. Here are the steps:
- Blend fresh garlic with Chipotle Tabasco sauce.
- Whip together with store bought mayonnaise.
- Serve immediately.
Using store bought mayonnaise may slightly extend the shelf life, but remember that the fresh garlic will develop bacteria even when made with shelf stable products.
How long does aioli last in the refrigerator?
After making your aioli, it should be consumed within 3-5 days if properly refrigerated. Keep in mind that aioli is made with raw eggs and should be refrigerated.
Aioli will spoil faster if kept out of refrigeration for too long. You should always avoid keeping fresh aioli in direct sunlight (think BBQ or Clam Bake).
Recipes that love Chipotle Aioli:
Final thoughts on the Chipotle Aioli Recipe:
Last week I thought about making some grilled chicken wings. They are one of the family favorites. I had some of the chipotle aioli on hand and decided to coat the wings with it.
WOW. So good with some fresh chopped parsley. Bright, spicy and luscious all in one bite. The recipe is coming soon, so stay tuned!
Let me know your thoughts on this version of aioli. What are your favorites?
Chipotle Aioli Recipe
A spicy, creamy aioli with a deep, smoky flavor. Perfect slathered on burgers, with seafood or as a wing dipping sauce too!
- 1 Cup Extra Light Olive Oil
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 TBSP Lemon Juice
- 1 Clove Raw Garlic
- 3 TBSP Chipotle Tabasco Sauce
Combine all the ingredients in the beaker for an immersion blender.
Blend until thick and creamy.
Taste. Adjust seasonings (add salt or pepper if you would like). Serve immediately or chill before serving.
Not a fan of Chipotle Tabasco Sauce? That's ok. You can use the juice from a can of Chipotles in Adobo sauce.
Want to control the heat? Add in less Chipotle Sauce and continue to blend while tasting and adding more.
You may also use other hot sauces in the place of chipotle. This aioli recipe is delicious with Cholula brand hot sauce too!