Monday, May 27, 2024

Vegan Aioli

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Vegan aioli crafted from a blend of raw cashew nuts, water, garlic, Dijon and wholegrain mustards, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and nutritional yeast offers a delectable dairy-free, egg-free alternative with several health benefits.

Raw cashew nuts form the creamy base of this vegan aioli. Cashews are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats that can potentially benefit heart health by reducing harmful cholesterol levels and promoting good cholesterol. They’re also a good source of plant-based protein and essential minerals like magnesium, aiding in bone health and muscle function.

Garlic, a key ingredient in aioli, not only contributes to the distinctive flavour but also offers potential health benefits. It contains allicin, a compound known for its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, supporting overall wellness.

Dijon and wholegrain mustards add depth and complexity to the flavour profile while potentially offering health benefits. Mustard seeds contain antioxidants and minerals such as selenium and magnesium, contributing to better heart health and potentially reducing inflammation in the body.

Lemon juice provides a boost of vitamin C, supporting the immune system, promoting skin health, and aiding in the absorption of iron from plant-based sources.

Apple cider vinegar offers probiotics and may help lower blood sugar levels, benefiting digestion and potentially aiding in weight management.

Nutritional yeast not only enhances the savoury taste of the aioli but also provides a source of B vitamins, including B12, essential for nerve function and energy production in the body.

This vegan aioli presents a flavorful and nutrient-rich option that caters to various dietary preferences while potentially offering an array of health advantages through its wholesome, plant-based ingredients.

Vegan Aioli

Catherine BarclayCatherine Barclay
Yes, we all love our aioli. This simple recipe only takes a couple of minutes to prepare. Great for spreads or dropping onto nachos or baked potatoes, the uses are endless.
Vegan aioli is a plant-based twist on the classic Mediterranean garlic-flavoured condiment. This creamy spread is made without eggs, using a base of ingredients like soaked cashews combined with garlic, lemon juice, and mustard, yielding a rich and flavourful sauce.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup raw cashew nuts
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2-3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast


  • Simply place all ingredients into a blender and blend until creamy. Taste and add more of any of the elements above to achieve your preferred flavour.
  • Can be eaten immediately or placed into the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.
Keyword Aioli, vegan, wfpb
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Catherine Barclay
Catherine Barclay
Normally you might find me behind the coding of our sites but over the years I have become much more concerned about what has been happening in the kitchen as well - families do that for all of us don't they? Background experience is in Account Management and Web Development but as my passion has grown for WFPB so has my desire to speak out.

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