Tip of the Week

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Quick & Easy Chipotle Aioli

Ever wonder what made that sandwich/burger or dip so good?  Sometimes it's an easy answer - Aioli.  What does Aioli mean?  Simply put (straight from the Webster dictionary): a mayonnaise flavored with garlic and sometimes other ingredients.  Simple right?  Well it is simple, so simple you can quickly whip one up for your next meal.  

There are many variations and you can easily search for recipes to make these various aioli's.  My favorite at the moment, mainly because it's spicy is Chipotle Aioli.  Here's my recipe:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
1/2-1 tsp of apple cider vinegar (to taste)
1-2 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice (to taste)
abt. 1 tbsp chipotle spice OR use actual chipotle peppers in adobe sauce (to taste)
1-2 tsp granulated garlic or 1 freshly minced garlic clove
salt and pepper (to taste)

Mix all ingredients together with a spoon or whisk.  All spices are to taste, use more or less depending on how spicy you prefer. 

That's all it takes.  It can be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for a few days.  Spread on your sandwiches, burgers, or use as a dip.

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