Cilantro and Candied Jalapeño Aioli

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This is one of my "I want to put it on everything sauces." It only takes 5-10 minutes to make.  I love to use it as a dressing, dip and even a marinade. Chicken Wraps are my one of my favorite ways to use it. 



  • 1/4 cup drained candied jalapeños
  • 1 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste


Using a slotted spoon, transfer the candied jalapeños to a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl. In the food processor add mayonnaise, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, cumin and pulse until smooth. Add the minced candied jalapeños. Season with salt. Pour mixture into a quart jar and cover with lid, and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 1 hour. Can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

Posted on August 7, 2018 .