This creamy and zesty Vegan Horseradish Aioli is delicious and easy to make! Make this versatile dip in five minutes with vegan mayonnaise, prepared horseradish, lime juice, garlic, and apple cider vinegar.
This horseradish aioli is perfect for serving at parties, snacking, and on game day. It pairs well with pretzel bites, onion rings, fries, sandwiches, vegan crab cakes, and burgers! I never watch the Super Bowl, but I'd certainly be ready for it with this horseradish dip to go with the snacks.
What led me to create this recipe? First, I wanted to make a vegan version of aioli. The original recipe is traditionally made with egg yolks, minced garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil.
Rather than make mayonnaise, I wanted to make this quick version with store-bought vegan mayonnaise. Finally, I thought it would pair well with these vegan pretzel bites.
Here are the simple ingredients you'll need to make this easy vegan Horseradish Aioli without animal products.
- Garlic - I minced one fresh garlic clove. Feel free to use more garlic if you prefer.
- Dairy-free Mayonnaise - You can make it yourself, although I usually purchase it. I used a brand that I've enjoyed for years, even before I went vegan: dairy-free and egg-free Follow Your Heart's Grapeseed Oil Vegenaise (not sponsored, just sharing something I genuinely enjoy). To keep this recipe simple, I chose not to include dairy-free sour cream.
- Prepared horseradish - I love Bubbies Prepared Horseradish, or you can use your favorite! For this recipe, I drained it, although you don't have to. You can find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
- Apple Cider Vinegar - I used the type with the "mother," although you can also use regular apple cider vinegar.
- Lime juice - It's not pictured, but I added some fresh lime juice to this recipe.
See the recipe card for the exact amounts.
How to make this Vegan Horseradish Aioli
This dairy-free and egg-free horseradish aioli is easy to put together; you only need 5 minutes.
As you can see from the ingredients photo, I drained the prepared horseradish, but it's not a must.
- Mince the garlic. You can do this with a chef's knife or a garlic press. Here's a helpful resource on how to mince garlic.
- Mix all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld and serve! That is all there is to it!
Variations & Substitutions
Here are a few alternatives you can try:
- Lime juice - Instead of lime juice, you can use fresh lemon juice. Do not use lemon juice concentrate.
- Apple cider vinegar - Alternatives are white wine vinegar or distilled white vinegar
- Garlic - If you love garlic, add another clove or two. Fresh garlic can quickly get overpowering, so one is enough for me in this case! You can also try garlic powder instead. If you don't care for garlic, feel free to skip it.
- Fresh herbs - Try adding chopped fresh herbs such as basil, dill, marjoram, oregano, or parsley.
- Prepared horseradish - You can use fresh horseradish (the root vegetable) and grate it, although I haven't tried it. Start with a smaller quantity, such as one tablespoon of horseradish root. If you try it, let me know how it turns out! Or you can use Dijon mustard instead; I'd start with a teaspoon and adjust it to taste.
- Spicy - Add chili sauce or a teaspoon of hot sauce.
- Mayonnaise - If you prefer to make your mayonnaise, you can make it with soft tofu.
- Add freshly ground black pepper if you wish.
Here's the equipment you need to make this easy recipe. No food processor is necessary. You can mix this dipping sauce by hand.
- Cutting board
- Chef's knife or garlic press
- Medium bowl
- Spoon or spatula
- Glass jar or container for storage
How to serve
You can serve this horseradish aioli so many ways: with pretzels, onion rings, fries, sandwiches, artichoke hearts, vegan roast, vegan crab cakes, in a vegan steak panini, or on vegan burgers.
I think this dipping sauce would go well with pierogies and a beetroot salad; it would make a great salad dressing. If needed, thin it with water or neutral plant-based milk such as organic soy milk.
Store this in the fridge in a sealed glass container for up to 5 days.
These ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
If you have the time, let this horseradish aioli rest in the fridge for half an hour to develop the flavors.
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Vegan Horseradish Aioli
- In a small bowl, combine vegan mayonnaise, prepared horseradish, garlic, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, and fine sea salt.
- Chill for 30 minutes and serve.
- Fresh herbs - Try adding one tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs such as basil, dill, marjoram, oregano, or parsley.
- Spicy - add chili sauce or a teaspoon of hot sauce.
- Freshly ground black pepper.
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