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Cilantro Lime Aioli, Big Flavor Simple Recipe

Cilantro Lime Aioli is made with freshly squeezed lime, chopped cilantro, and a touch of garlic mixed with mayo and makes this aioli a must have next to your grill this summer! 

Cilantro Lime Aioli

What is Aioli Sauce?

Ok, it is a flavored mayonnaise. But technically and scientifically it is more sophisticated as its name.  It is an emulsion. An emulsion is when foods are forced to mix. Muhahahahaaaa! Anyway, you can geek out on it with this article on the ends and outs of oil not wanting to mix with water blah blah blah. 

Lime Cilantro Aioli Ingredients

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  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh Lime
  • Fresh Garlic

How to Make Cilantro Lime Aioli 

Finely chop fresh cilantro. Next zest and juice a fresh lime. Mince the garlic. Finally, add the ingredients into the mayonnaise and stir. Let the aioli sit for at least 2 hours in a refrigerator. This will allow the flavors to develop. 

Cilantro Lime Aioli

What goes with Aioli Sauce?

Let me just start with all the fabulous foods we put this Cilantro Lime Aioli Sauce on:

  • grilled chicken
  • grilled fish
  • dip for french fries
  • sandwich spread.
  • hamburger spread
  • fish tacos

It is that good! I know you will love it.

How long is Aioli good for?

It keeps good in your fridge for 48 hours. Just give it a good stir before serving.

Cilantro Lime Aioli

Cilantro Lime Sauce Aioli Recipe

Cilantro Lime Aioli
4.09 from 12 votes

Cilantro Lime Aioli

Fresh lime and cilantro aioli. Spread on sandwiches, grilled chicken or fish. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cuban
Keyword aioli, cilantro lime sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Servings 6
Calories 188 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbs fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • zest from 1 lime.


  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. This allows the flavors to develop.
Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Aioli
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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