Vegan Chipotle Basil Aioli Sauce is a healthy revamped version of a sauce that really isn’t all that healthy. Most aioli sauces are loaded with mayonnaise. Well I’m just not a mayonnaise kinda gal, so it was time to step up to the challenge of making this sauce without the mayonnaise. You know me, I always like a food challenge, it’s where I get to use my creativity. So what better place to use it than a zippy vegan chipotle basil aioli sauce.
For the base of this vegan chipotle basil aioli sauce I made my own tahini sauce. Tahini sauce is essentially sesame seeds and olive oil, who knew replacing mayonnaise could be so easy and healthy at the same time. Tahini is high in B vitamins and one of the highest sources of calcium, it helps in liver detoxification and contains many minerals, copper being the highest. It is one of the healthy fats and is plentiful in protein too. Now can we say all that about mayonnaise, well probably not. Although I do want to try my hand at making homemade mayonnaise, so it won’t have ingredients like soy and high fructose corn syrup, however that’s for another blog post.
Don’t let the chipotle in this sauce scare you away, I’m not a hot spicy sauce kind of girl and I loved the way this turned out. If you want more zip in your aioli, then add a little more chipotle powder. The garlic help’s add a little more spice and the basil will top off all the flavors your taste buds will be trying to handle.
You can look forward to using this vegan chipotle basil aioli sauce on anything from a vegetable hash, like I did, or on my Potato Kale Hash, to dipping anything in it from yam fries, chicken, raw vegetables, or slathering it on a sandwich instead of mayonnaise. The sky is the limit, you’ll find it won’t last long and could be the latest greatest hottest dip at your next get together. Wouldn’t you love to carry this in on a platter of fresh raw vegetables at your office Christmas party or the New Year’s celebration you’re going to?
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes