Cilantro Aioli

LAST UPDATED: Feb 10, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Jan 25, 2021 | By:

Cilantro Aioli is the ultimate addition to your tacos, french fries, sandwiches and so much more! Easy to make and bursting with zesty flavor, you’ll soon be craving it with everything.

This cilantro lime aioli is perfect with your favorite Mexican foods and adding it to your favorite meats, veggies and burgers! Bonus? It’s low carb and fits in with a wide variety of lifestyle plans.

A white bowl full of cilantro aioli on a marble surface.

In my experiments with an incredible new variety of flavored homemade mayo and aioli recipes, I landed on this vibrant cilantro combination. There’s just something about that combo of fresh squeezed lime and zesty cilantro that keeps us coming back for more!

If you’re on team cilantro, you’ll love Cilantro Lime Chicken, Cilantro Lime Crema, Cilantro Lime Dressing and these amazing Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers!

This cilantro lime aioli recipe is compatible with a variety of lifestyle plans. It’s going to light up your life with flavor if you’re trying to stick to a Keto, Paleo or Whole 30 diet.

Whether you’re counting calories or not, this is an aioli that will bring incredible flavor to a wide variety of your favorite dishes. It’s fresh, bold and dangerously addictive.

You can make it using homemade mayonnaise or store-bought – it’s completely up to you! Either way it’s full of fresh cilantro flavor!

A white bowl full of cilantro lime aioli with a piece of fresh cilantro on a marble surface.
A white bowl full of cilantro aioli with a piece of fresh cilantro on a marble surface.

Ingredients in Cilantro Aioli

  • Mayonnaise – I love a high quality olive oil mayo, and you can use your favorite store brand here. However, if you want to go all out – make your own mayonnaise!
  • Lime juice – fresh squeezed is best but you can use what you have on hand.
  • Minced garlic – I love to grab the pre-minced garlic from the produce section. Of course you can feel free to mince your own for a high quality flavor!
  • Ground cumin – This spice adds so much flavor and is used throughout the world. It’s also so good for you with tons of health benefits!
  • Cilantro – Fresh cilantro is best here, the flavor will shine! No need to chop first, let the food processor do the work for you.
  • Salt – to taste
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Variations

  • Lighten it Up – You can make cilantro aioli with greek yogurt! Simply substitute for mayonnaise.
  • Add some spice – throw in a fresh chopped jalapeño for spicy flavor!

How to Make Cilantro Aioli

  1. Add all ingredients to the fitted bowl of your food processor. Puree in short increments until completely combined.
  2. Remove aioli mixture from the food processor to a bowl. Add a few cilantro leaves for garnish and serve.
The bowl of a food processor filled with fresh cilantro aioli, wooden spatula to the side.

Cilantro Lime Aioli Serving Suggestions

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Tips

  • Marinate – Make aioli a day in advance and keep covered in the fridge so flavors can marinate.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

Shortcuts

  • Use store-bought mayo!
  • Use minced garlic or bottled lime juice from the produce section.
A white bowl full of cilantro aioli on a marble surface.
Can coriander replace cilantro?

Although coriander and cilantro are from the same plant, they are not used interchangeably because of their completely different tastes and flavor profiles. Coriander is a seed, whereas cilantro is the leaf.

What can be used in place of cilantro?

It’s a widely known fact that some people just can’t enjoy the taste of cilantro. If you’re one of those people, try using dill, parsley or tarragon in this recipe.

Is mayo keto friendly?

Yes! Mayonnaise is considered to be a healthy fat and fits in well with Keto and low carb lifestyle plans.

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – This cilantro aioli can be left out at room temperature for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week.
A white bowl full of cilantro lime aioli with a piece of fresh cilantro on a marble surface.

If you love this aioli, you’ll love my incredible Chimichurri!

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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Cilantro Aioli

Author: Julie Blanner
Cilantro Aioli is the ultimate addition to your tacos, french fries, sandwiches and more! So easy and Keto, Paleo and Whole 30 friendly.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 1548 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic or 3 cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • cup cilantro
  • teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to the fitted bowl of your food processor. Purée in 15 second increments until completely combined.
  • Remove aioli mixture from the food processor to a serving bowl. Add a few cilantro leaves for garnish and serve immediately.

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Notes

Tips

  • Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week.
  • For a shortcut, use store-bought mayo and minced garlic or bottled lime juice from the produce section.

Nutrition

Calories:1548kcalCarbohydrates:6gProtein:3gFat:168gSaturated Fat:26gTrans Fat:1gCholesterol:94mgSodium:1721mgPotassium:158mgFiber:1gSugar:5gVitamin A:539IUVitamin C:9mgCalcium:57mgIron:2mg
5 from 2 votes
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