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.
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
- Kenyan Potato Bhajia
- Broccoli Quinoa Fritters
- Panelle – Sicilian Chickpea Fritters
- Chicken Pakora
- Chicken Zucchini Burgers
- Herb Butter Roasted Asparagus
It’s also delicious as a dip with chips or crudite veggies!
Enjoy it as part of a light summer meal over some Roasted Salmon with Carrot Mung Bean Salad!
Spinach Dip – Spinach Aioli
- 4 cups firmly packed spinach leaves
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 cup olive oil mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- a pinch of salt
- smoked paprika for garnish
- 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.
- To serve, garnish with paprika.
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Yum! This sounds so good! Love aioli and I can’t wait to try this!
thanks – sure you will love it
This looks like a healthier version of aioli, definitely worth trying. Like the addition of spinach. Thanks for sharing!
your welcome – hope you like it!
I love aoli! I have never thought about adding spinach to it before, though! What a great idea – and thanks for all the suggestions on how to use it!
sure – it is so great goes with almost anything!
Using store bought mayo makes this a super easy and quick condiment. I am sure my family will love this on sandwiches.
yep – perfect for sandwiches
This is a fantastic one Mir, reading about it for the first time, good choice!
thx – yes it is very versatile so a great choice to go with almost anything!
I have never made or used aioli before. The quick method with store bought mayo may be the ideal recipe to try.
I’m sure you will like this easy condiment
Might make this over the weekend
tell me how it works out for you!
I’ve never made or used aioli. Wonder how I’ve missed such an excellent condiment. Would love to use it on burgers.
it would be wonderful on burgers!
Ooooh, spinach aioli, I’ve never made that one before! This looks like it would be perfect alongside so many summer dishes. I’m going to have to give this a go. Have you made it with any other greens besides spinach? I’m thinking fresh arugula would be nice!
no I haven’t – but why not – I think the possibilities are endless!
I love this it looks amazing. I loved that you gave us other dishes to try this with too!
Sure – I think you would love any of the dishes I suggested to go with it!
I came to know about aioli after watching masterchef Australia. This version with ready made mayonnaise sounds simple to make and surely sounds flavourful..
when you don’t have the time of patience to make it from scratch – this instant version comes in handy!
Oooooo what a brilliant idea to add spinach to aioli! I absolutely love aioli and always have a batch in the refrigerator 🙂
now I hope I’ve inspired you to always have a batch of spinach aioli 🙂
This looks absolutely delicious and also unique. It reminds me of spinach dip. I am going to try this. I have all the ingredients! Thanks for the inspiration!
Sure – hope you enjoy it!!!
I love dips and I love aioli. Never made it with spinach though! Definitely want to try this!
I am sure you will like this instant Spinach version as well!
Omg, this aioli rocks, what an incredible condiment, i feel like having some steamed potato chunks with this spinach loaded aioli. Lovely dish.
it would go great with Potatoes and even better with a garnish of some grated Parmesan cheese on top – oooh you’re giving me ideas!
Love the spinach aioli.. perfetly done.
thanks – it is a versatile condiment and so easy to put together
Oh wow! I am lovin this on salmon but I bet it would be delish as a dip too!
it’s so versatle – from sandwiches to dips to salmon
This is indeed a wonderful and healthier dip to grace many snacks. Loved the green color of spinach in aioli
thanks – yes it is very versatile
I think this is your best picture post till date, Mir. Loved everything about this – the cute ramekin, the healthy spinach Aioli dip and the baby spinach strewn across the pic… awesomely done..
Do you think Aioli can be made eggless ? Will that make a lot of difference without them ?
thank you – I am always trying to improve my photos and trying out different photo styles – Yes just use Vegan mayo
I love the instant dips as they are so much easier to whip up for a quick afternoon snack. love the beautiful color of the spinach aioli and what a great idea this is.
this comes together so quick and easy is perfect for any time