This 4-ingredient smoked paprika aioli is spicy, smoky and intensely flavorful. It’s the perfect dipping sauce for anything that needs a bit of help in the flavor department, such as fried fish nuggets or plain shrimp.
Why make this recipe?
This aioli comes together in a matter of minutes with just 4 simple ingredients and packs a punch of intense flavor. It was inspired by my spicy smoked paprika sauce and the flavors work together really well in this aioli. It’s spicy, smoky, tangy, garlicky and has a nice freshness from finely chopped cilantro.
You need garlic, cilantro, mayonnaise and smoked hot paprika to make this aioli.
Note: Originally, aioli was just an emulsion of olive oil and garlic but nowadays the term also includes flavored garlic mayonnaise sauces, such as the one here.
How to make it:
Step 1. Add all ingredients to a bowl.
Step 2. Whisk together until smooth. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
Frequently asked questions:
This aioli is great as a dipping sauce for shrimp, fried fish nuggets or chips.
Because of the fresh herb in it, I recommend to consume this aioli within 1 day. Keep it refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to use.
This aioli has a medium level of spiciness from the smoked hot paprika.
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Smoked Paprika Aioli
- measuring cups and spoons
- knife and cutting board
- garlic press (optional)
- mixing bowl
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced or pressed through a garlic press
- 1 teaspoon smoked hot paprika
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro (you need about 12 four-inch sprigs or an equivalent amount for that)
- Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.
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