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Spicy mustard aioli sauce makes a delicious dip or spread for your favorite snacks, topping for sandwiches and other dishes, and can even work well in some salads. Our recipe uses a combination of heat, sweet, and spice to make the perfect sauce.  

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What is Mustard Aioli made of

Mustard aioli is a simple recipe that uses a few ingredients to make  spicy, somewhat hot and sweet sauce for dipping and topping your favorite recipes. You can use it on sandwiches, as a dip, or pour over top of your favorite recipes.

In its simplest form, it uses mayo, mustard, and possibly some salt and then some pepper. When we make it, we build on the simple recipe and add lemon juice, garlic, two kinds of mustards, and fresh lemon juice.

When using these ingredients gives this recipe an amazing flavor and spiciness that you’ll love.

What makes this recipe awesome

First, our mustard Aioli recipe uses fresh lemon juice and mashed garlic to give it a pop of freshness and flavor. We also use two different kinds of mustard and then combine it with some honey for a bit of sweetness to cut into a bit of the heat. 

The result is an amazing combination of flavor, spice, and sweetness that is perfect for dipping, topping, and using in your favorite recipes.

Ingredients to create the best Mustard Aioli sauce

When you make grain mustard aioli sauce, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • Mayonnaise - We use regular mayo, but you could use a low fat version if you prefer. use vegan mayo to veganize it.
  • Dijon mustard - You can use your preferred brand.
  • Whole grain mustard - You can typically find this in the deli or where other mustards are sold.
  • Honey - You can use your preferred brand. you can use maple syrup or agave too
  • Garlic - We mash garlic to make a bit of a paste for this.
  • Lemon juice - We prefer using freshly squeezed lemon juice for this.
  • Paprika - You can add this to taste.

How to make mustard Aioli

When you make mustard aioli, you can follow these easy to follow steps:

  • First, whisk the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, honey, lemon juice, and garlic. 
  • Next, sprinkle it with Kosher salt, pepper, and paprika as desired.
  • Finally, cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day before serving.

Pro tips and tricks

When making mustard aioli, you will want to follow these simple tips and tricks:

  • Use fresh lemons instead of bottled juice for the freshest flavor
  • Whisk the ingredients until an emulsion forms
  • Use regular mayo for the richest flavor
  • Let it rest for a longer period of time for the best flavor
Can I use bottled lemon juice?

Yes, you can use bottled lemon juice if you like or only have access to it. But we recommend using freshly squeezed for the best flavor and freshness.

What type of mustard is used in this aioli recipe

When we make this we use a combination of dijon mustard and grain mustard. These mustards have great flavor and add a bit of spice and heat to the sauce. 

Can I make this mustard aioli sauce more spicy?

When you are looking for more heat, then you need to try adding the following ingredients:
cayenne powder
paprika 
ghost powder

Do I need egg yolk to make mustard aioli

Our recipe for dijon mustard aioli does not require an egg yolk to make it. We find you get plenty of richness from using full fat mayo and do not need an egg yolk. 

How to serve

When we make this we love to serve our mustard aioli sauce with our favorite dippers. You may also like to serve it with:

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Spicy Mustard Aioli Sauce / Dijon Mustard Aioli

Spicy Mustard Aioli Sauce / Dijon Mustard Aioli

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Spicy mustard aioli sauce makes a delicious dip or spread for your favorite snacks, topping for sandwiches and other dishes, and can even work well in some salads. Our recipe uses a combination of heat, sweet, and spice to make the perfect sauce.  

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 heaping tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed to a paste
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Paprika as per taste

Instructions

  1. First, whisk the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, honey, lemon juice, and garlic. 
  2. Next, sprinkle it with Kosher salt, pepper, and paprika as desired.
  3. Finally, cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day before serving.

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About Soniya

Hello, I am Soniya, the cofounder of The Belly Rules The Mind.  Originally from Mumbai, India, I am settled in Virginia US with my husband.

I am a mother of 2 energetic boys, referred to as R2 (15-year-old) and R3 (10-year-old) on the blog. In case you are wondering who is R1, well that is my husband. 

My hubby and I were born in Mumbai, India, where we were spoiled by the wealth of food choices available to us. We could enjoy everything from yummy street food to multi-cuisine restaurants and we became very picky about what we like and what we don't. Read more

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