The Cajun aioli is a spicy condiment packed with delicious flavors. Additionally, it's easy to put together in less than 15 minutes. By serving as a dip, make onion rings, French fries, or shrimp skewers even more delicious.
Now, let's learn how to make this creamy and comforting Cajun aioli with simple pantry-ready ingredients. Effortless versatile sauce could indeed become one of your family’s favorites.
Are you eager to know why we love this Cajun dipping sauce?
Firstly, it tastes creamy with a rich aroma and a hint of heat. Secondly, it is perfectly spiced up to enjoy with any type of food. Thirdly, adds a great texture and character to the main dish.
Try this fabulous dipping sauce with your favorite appetizer, sit back, relax, and enjoy the evening with your friends and family. And try our other popular recipes like Cajun coleslaw and Cajun hot chocolate.
The serving choices are many, literally going in as sauce for pasta, dressing for salad, topping for taco, dipping for fried pickles, shrimp skewers, or homemade French fries.
Forget about getting the dipping sauces from the stores; they're super expensive. And making it at home is not as difficult as you think.
Just whip up all the ingredients, and a wholesome, flavorful dipping sauce(same as this Cajun butter sauce) for seafood gets ready within a few minutes.
I have made this side dish from scratch to make it flavorful and cost effective.
Do not get intimidated by the word 'making from scratch.' Here, it simply adds a couple of ingredients more rather than adding the store-bought ready-made Cajun seasoning.
Ingredients and its possible substitution
Mayonnaise. I have used store-bought mayo, which I usually get from the nearby Costco. I feel it's economical and handy. However, feel free to use homemade mayo or vegan mayo.
Lemon juice. Brighten up the flavors. Add half a teaspoon of lemon zest for an intensified variation.
Fresh garlic and garlic powder. The Cajun aioli recipe calls for garlic powder and fresh minced garlic because both have different values. They vary in texture and fresh garlic provides robust flavors. Aioli is known for its garlicky flavors; being generous adds them together.
Smoked paprika. We emphasize smoked paprika, as it accentuates the dip. For extra heat, add in cayenne pepper if needed.
Onion powder. Works as a thickening agent besides works as a flavor enhancer.
Oregano. Its flavors are magnificent when combined with onion powder and garlic powder.
Dijon mustard sauce. Gives a punch and balances other ingredients in here.
How to make Cajun aioli sauce
In a small mixing bowl, add all the ingredients together.
Using a fork or whisk, combine until all the ingredient comes together.
Transfer to a serving bowl, and enjoy as a dipping sauce with any finger food.
Low fat. If you are stuck with calories involved, think of substituting mayo with light mayo, avocado mayo, or olive oil mayo.
Vegan. Swap mayo with vegan mayonnaise for vegan variation.
For more flavors. Add in lemon zest; half a teaspoon can do wonders.
For more heat. Add a dash of cayenne pepper, minced jalapeno, or other peppers.
Ways to serve
As a dipping sauce. Cajun aioli sauce compliments any finger food type, including but not limited to crab cakes, fried pickles, French fries, onion rings, shrimp skewers, crab, grilled meat, shrimp party appetizer, and potato wedges.
As topping. Squeeze over a taco, burger, or sandwich.
Recommended tools for making this aioli sauce
Mixing bowl. These are stackable and essential tools that we need.
Measuring tools. This comes as a set, along with cups and spoons. Very convenient to use in any recipe.
Printable recipe card
- In a mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, minced garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, lemon juice, Dejon mustard sauce, dried oregano.
- Using whisk combine all the ingredient together.
- And serve as dipping sauce with appetizers.