Whole30, a lifestyle change that’s been all the rage lately. Not only is it one of the best ways to learn about your relationship with food but it also provides a great opportunity for you to reconnect with what feels good and healthy.
This cooking challenge requires athletes to remove some of their favorite foods from their diet, including pasta sauce, mayonnaise and some coffee drinks. But as we know there are always alternatives! In this blog post I will show you how to make Whole30 Aioli in 3 ways using ingredients that won’t break those pesky rules.
What is Aioli?
Aioli is a sauce originally from the Provence region of France. It can be made with olive oil, garlic and raw egg yolks or it may also include other ingredients such as lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. I will show you how to make Whole30 Aioli in three ways that do not break any rules on this eating plan:
- Traditional homemade mayo (not whole)
- Store bought vegan mayonnaise
- Homemade coconut milk yogurt version of aioli
3 Methods to make Whole30 Aioil?
Traditional Homemade Mayo Recipe
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black peppercorns
- One fresh organic egg plus one extra white for thinning
- One organic egg yolk
Traditional Homemade Mayo Recipe Instructions
- Whisk the oil, salt and pepper together.
- Whisk in the whole eggs and one extra white until combined well.
- Put a food mill over a bowl of ice water or set up an ice bath (a large metal mixing bowl containing lots of cubes). When whisking becomes difficult because the mixture has become too thick, add more cold liquid from your cup to make it easier for you to continue stirring with your hand near the bottom of the pot – this will help keep everything cool so that you do not cook anything.
- Add some small pieces of ice if you are using ice baths instead; this should help chill things down quickly as well! Make sure your hands are clean when touching the food mill.
- Get a small strainer to place over your bowl of ice water and use it as soon as possible after collecting.
Serving suggestions: Serve with fresh vegetables, eggs, green bean salad or fish for a healthy meal!
Second method to make Whole30 Aioil
Second way to make Whole30 Aioil is with a food processor or blender.
Fill your work bowl with the egg yolks, lemon juice, and salt then add some of the olive oil to get started!
Turn on your machine and slowly pour in more olive oil until you reach your desired consistency; remember this will be thicker than traditional mayonnaise so keep an eye on how much liquid you are adding as it can quickly change from creamy to runny if not careful!
Thrid method to make Whole30 Aioil
Third way is by using an immersion blender. This job will take less time because there’s no need for whisking up any eggs first that means there’s only one pot to clean afterwards! Use cold water and ice cubes while blending: make sure they do not come into contact with the blades at any point during the blending process.
The 3 recipe variations were so easy to make and I loved being able to mix up the flavors. This aioli would be great with any meal, but my favorite was using it as an egg sandwich spread in place of mayonnaise (because that’s what everyone does). Let me know if you try this out for yourself!