The aioli bar just went up a few notches. This is one of the best aioli dips I've ever made at home, and it's so good. Besides vegans, those of you who are dairy and egg allergic, hello, you get to enjoy creamy dipping goodness.
My folks tried it and had no idea it was vegan. That's always the real test right?
There is no magic trick to what I did. Anyone can make this at home. What is magical are the ingredients. I have to use vegan mayos because of my egg allergy. Over the years, vegan mayos have gotten better. Let me tell you my friends, the mayosphere has just jumped another level up.
I don't usually get excited about condiments but let's just say that after making this Ninja Squirrel Sriracha aioli, I licked my spoon and bowl clean because I wanted to eat every drop. I'm not ashamed. I could not believe this ailoi was vegan. Mind blown!
Now, the recipe is basic. It's just 3 ingredients. What makes this aioli exceptional again are these two ingredients.
- Just Mayo from Hampton Creek
- Ninja Squirrel Sriracha from Whole Foods Market (exclusive in-house brand)
Bonus awesome is that both these products are vegan, gluten-free, and Non-GMO Project verified. I'm glad food producers like these folks exist because for people like me who have food allergies and are sensitive to artificial ingredients and preservatives, we no longer feel like we have to compromise. We get to enjoy just like everyone else, and that feeling of being normal is big. BIG, I tell you.
Hampton Creek does have their own Sriracha flavored Just Mayo and it's good. But, I love the Ninja Squirrel Sriracha better.
The Ninja Squirrel Sriracha is sold exclusively at Whole Foods. Here's a huge bottle of the sriracha in the hot food bar at Whole Foods Oakland. Look for the Ninja Squirrel logo. You cannot miss it. The squirrel is so cute.
What I love about this Ninja Squirrel Sriracha is that it's on the sweeter side and just a tad less burning on the tongue than the Rooster Sriracha most of us are used to seeing in Asian restaurants. Plus, the squirrel does not have potassium sorbate or sodium bisulfite as preservatives like the Rooster does.
I'm a medium heat, not a set-my-tongue-on-fire kinda eater and sometimes Sriracha can be too much which is why I only use dabs, but with the squirrel, I can eat way more of it. I'm not kidding, I've been pouring the squirrel on almost everything.
The third ingredient in my ailoi is garlic powder. If you want to get fancy, use real crushed garlic. I'm too lazy so some organic garlic powder is just fine for me.
I simply mixed together 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) of Just Mayo with 1 heaping tbsp of the Ninja Squirrel Sriracha and a couple dashes of garlic powder. Simple. Done.
I also made Ninja Squirrel Ketchup by mixing in some of the Sriracha with organic ketchup like seen in the photo. OMG! So GOOD with French fries.
You can use this aioli on sandwiches and to dip other yummy vegetables into it. I think next I'll make a potato salad with it. Try this aioli and let me know what you think!