Easy 5 Minute Spinach Dip – Instant Spinach Aioli Recipe

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Last Updated on May 20, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Instant Spinach Aioli is an all purpose condiment that  has so many uses. It can be used as a dip for fried foods or chips, as a delicious sauce to pour over roasted meat or vegetables and even as a sandwich spread. You can also use it as a salad dressing.

5 minute Spinach Dip Recipe in a bowl on a wooden platter with spinach leaves garnish

What is an aioli?

An aioli (ay-oh-lee) is basically mayonnaise flavored with garlic, salt and pepper. Basically it’s a fancy word for a dip! Most aioili recipes involve making the mayonnaise yourself by beating oil and eggs together. In this instant version, the aioli is made super quick by using store bought olive oil mayonnaise. I’ve made Spicy Corn Aioli before.

With this easy aioli recipe, you can adapt it to make so many varieties. Instead of spinach, roast some garlic with broccoli, cauliflower or carrots. Then process it with the mayonnaise. You can also process the mayonnaise with some canned artichoke hearts or defrosted frozen green peas. These are just a few ideas, but the possibilities are endless!

This Spinach Dip goes well with so many foods. Here are some ideas to serve with this Instant Spinach Aioli.

Recipe Ideas with Instant Spinach Dip

It’s also delicious as a dip with chips or crudite veggies!

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Enjoy it as part of a light summer meal over some Roasted Salmon with Carrot Mung Bean Salad!

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Spinach Dip – Spinach Aioli

This instant aioli is fast and easy to prepare and has so many uses from dip to sandwich spread.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 130kcal



  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add spinach and cook for about 1/2 minute until leaves wilt.
  • Drain immediately and run with cold water.
  • Once cooled, squeeze out all the excess water.
  • In a food processor, combine spinach, garlic, mayonnaise, pepper and salt. Process until thoroughly combined.
  • Chill.
  • To serve, garnish with paprika.


Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Mir, I made this instant spinach aioli as a dip for some crudites and you guessed it right hubby is adding to just about anything he is eating. Thanks a lot.

  2. 5 stars
    my my ! what an interesting dip to go with crudites (or absolutely anything from pakoras to baked fries). Will get hold of an eggless mayo to try out a batch

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