This Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly recipe makes the most perfect avocado aioli. Full of antioxidants and flavor, this Cilantro Avocado Aioli is truly a healthy addition to your weekly meal plan. Whether you're looking for a creamy, egg free sauce to spread on avocado toast, or seeking a dip for fresh veggies, this avocado aioli recipe is golden.
I've recently come to the realization that I hoard unpublished blog posts. I currently have 5 recipes developed and photographed, sitting in the graveyard that is the ‘unpublished blog' section of my website. Take this recipe for example. Using my Instagram account as proof, I've had this avocado aioli recipe ready to share for 5 weeks.
Better late than never, right?
This creamy condiment is avocado based and free from eggs. Which means, it's the perfect aioli recipe for someone following the autoimmune protocol (AIP) or for someone with a known egg intolerance.
Why this Avocado Aioli is healthier than most store bought mayos
Granted there are several pre-made mayos on the market right now that are much healthier than the conventional, this aioli has them all beat for 2 reasons:
- It's so easy and inexpensive to make at home.
- It's egg free, so you can serve it up to your guests without concern for those following an elimination diet like the AIP.
And, you can rest easy knowing that this Cilantro Avocado Aioli is full of healthy fats from avocado and coconut milk. Yep, it contains zero of those racid omega 6 fats like canola or vegetable oils.
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What to eat with this Avocado Aioli:
This Cilantro Avocado Aioli finds it's way into my meal plans nearly every week. For breakfast, I'll use it to top Sweet Potato Avocado Toast, or drizzle over my Mashed Cauliflower Breakfast Bowls. For lunch and dinner, I'll use it to dress up roasted chicken or use in place of the mayo in this Creamy Teriyaki Spaghetti Squash recipe. One of the simplest meal plan additions is to plan a snack with this aioli as a dip with fresh veggies.
Basically, if there is a way to add this aioli to my meals, I'll find it.
I can't be alone in this, can I? Go ahead, make a batch and see if you can resist the temptation of topping everything in your fridge with this creamy condiment.
Cilantro Avocado Aioli (AIP, egg free, soy free)
- 2 avocados
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp horseradish, optional
- 3 whole limes
- 1/2-1 tsp sea salt, salt to taste
- Slice avocados and place in a blender.
- Remove stems from cilantro and add to blender along with coconut milk, horseradish, the juice of limes, and sea salt.
- Blend until smooth. Store in an air tight container in the fridge to maintain freshness. I’ve kept this aioli in mason jar for up to 10 days without the aioli losing flavor or it’s fresh green color.
The coconut milk has Guam gum in it, which according to my research is not recommended for AIP? Hashimotos. And every other “milk” replacement has some sort of seed oil in it.
Interesting. I found your website after a friend recommended a different recipe as I cannot do nightshades. Looked around and found other interesting ones too. Thanks! Hey, I’m also allergic to avocados but LOVE cilantro. Anyone have any suggestions for replacing the avocado? They no doubt provide both a healthy fat component, the texture base for this recipe, and a creamy flavor.
Would it be possible to replace the limes with lemons?
It would still work, but the flavor will be completely different. Let me know how you like it if you try it!
I am allergic to coconut. What can I use as a substitute?
This was SO good! I used some garlic since I didn’t have horseradish and it turned out great- use it as a dip for veggies.
Can’t wait to try this recipe! Is the coconut milk the boxed or full-fat can version? Thanks!
I use the full fat canned coconut milk 🙂
Thank you! So, is the 1 cup the hardened cream or milk part of the can? And can you use light coconut milk? I always get confused when recipes call for coconut milk and what that refers to…so thanks in advance for helping me figure this out!
You want to shake the can up really well before you open it so it combines back together a bit, and then I just pour it in the blender! Sometimes there are probably more chunks of the coconut and sometimes there is more of the water, but it always turns out the same. Truthfully! I’ve never noticed a difference. I’d guess light coconut milk would be good as well.
Thank you for helping this coconut milk newbie! Excited to make this recipe today.
YUM! I’m not the biggest fan of mayo but I love avocados so this sounds perfect for me!
Hello there! I just heard you on the Autoimmune Wellness podcast and immediately came here to find your avocado mayo recipe. It sounds delicious! However, prepared horseradish is not AIP because of the cane sugar. Do go ahead and eat it with the sugar or do you make your own? Also, your beet fries sound amazing but I can’t find the recipe. Do you have a published book where I can find them? Thank you so much!
Hi Paty! Thank you so much for your support, and for catching that! I use the Bubbies horseradish for the “heat”, but it’s totally optional. It’s delish without as well!
I have the beet fries planned to share as a recipe on the blog in the next couple of weeks. If you’re signed up for my email list, you’ll be notified once it’s up!
What is the serving size? I followed your recipe exact. I just started so I’m using my fitness pal. After entering in the recipe it doesn’t say how much for a serving. I guessed a Tablespoon. Thanks!
I’d say 1-2 Tbsp would be realistic, but it depends on how you’re using it. I’ll use more if I’m adding as a creamy component to a salad or if I’m dipping veggies in it :). If I just use it as an actual “mayo” like I do on my Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches, then it’s typically just a tablespoon.
Would this still work without the horseradish? I don’t like horseradish, but everything else sounds great.
Definitely! I leave it out from time to time as well. The horseradish just gives it a bit of a heat/spice since it doesn’t have any nightshade spices in it. Enjoy!
Is there and alternative to coconut milk or will it still work if I omit it. My first few attempts at trying to follow AIP didn’t go well because it turns out I am sensitive to coconut. It took a few attempts to figure out that’s why I wasn’t feeling well eating AIP . I’d be grateful for any suggestions on how I can enjoy this recipe without the coconut milk because the Avocado mayo sounds amazing and I really want to attempt your Sweet Potato Avocado toast recipe. Thanks 🙂
Hi Renee! It will be too thick if you omit the coconut milk without replacing. You can try nut milk if you tolerate that, or replace the milk with water if you’re still following the AIP. I hope you enjoy it and the sweet potato toast!
Also, I have a coconut free cookie recipe you should try! You can swap the chocolate chips with raisins for an AIP option. https://grassfedsalsa.com/blog/gluten-free-chocolate-chip-cookies/
I am assuming this should be refrigerated. How many days does it keep?
Looks great! Thanks!
Yes, definitely keep it refrigerated. I haven’t kept it longer than a week since I eat it all up before then. 🙂 But it stays that long, and it stays just as green as day 1 so long as you keep the lid on tight. Enjoy!
This is SO delicious!!! I used it with these sweet potato poppers: http://unboundwellness.com/sweet-potato-chicken-poppers-paleo-aip-whole-30/. Avocados are my life on AIP, but they get a little boring with just salt and lime. I have been missing hot stuff that I used to add to everything. The horseradish did the trick! Thanks so much!!
I have been so missing condiments, especially mayo. Thanks so much for this recipe.
You’re welcome! So glad you’re enjoying it!