Easy Cilantro-Lime Aioli

Ahhh a tangy, limey, creamy sauce seasoned with some fresh cilantro and garlic. Delicious! Add a dollop of this cilantro lime aioli to your tacos, scoop some up with crispy avocado fries, or try using sweet potato fries. 

This dip can be made numerous ways–the first time I made it I actually didn’t even have fresh cilantro! I tell ya, with the right seasonings in your pantry you can make almost anything taste delicious. 

Cilantro lime aioli is the perfect addition to lots of main dishes, sides and appetizers, and like most of my recipes, it is VERY easy to make. 

What is Aioli?

Technically, the definition of aioli from dictionary.com is “a  garlic-flavored mayonnaise of Provence, served with fish and seafood and often with vegetables.” This version of aioli has garlic, cilantro, and lime. 

What to eat cilantro lime aioli with: 

  • Add as a topping for quesadillas, tacos, nachos or seafood.
  • As a dip for sweet potato fries.
  • Dip in avocado fries!
 

How to make cilantro lime aioli: 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 3 tsp chopped fresh cilantro. If you don’t have fresh, you can substitute dried cilantro from your pantry.
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt (or 1 clove garlic, minced).
 

Steps:

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl.
  • Mix, together until well combined. 

Optional Additions/ Substitutions: 

  • If you’re looking to make a healthier, lower-calorie version of this aioli, substitute greek yogurt for the mayo. 
  • Add sriracha or red pepper flakes to make it spicy! Add to taste. 
  • Add lime zest to enhance the lime flavor.

The versatility of this aioli makes it a true winner in our family. This is fun, simple, and takes only a few minutes to make. 

Cilantro-Lime Aioli

A tangy-creamy sauce to use as a dip or as a topping.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 2
Calories 229 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mayo

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl.
  • Mix together until well combined.

Notes

  • If you're looking to make a lower-calorie version of this aioli, substitute greek yogurt for the mayo. 
  • Add sriracha or red pepper flakes to make it spicy! Add to taste. 
  • Add lime zest to enhance the lime flavor.

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