Charred Jalapeno-Lime Aioli

The combination of creamy mayo with acidic lime and spicy-smoky grilled jalapenos makes a surprising topper for hot dogs. Don't be afraid to try it on your tacos, burgers, or steaks.

Charred Jalapeno-Lime Aioli
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
1 1/2 cups


  • 1 head garlic

  • 4 jalapeno peppers

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Cut 1/2 inch from top of 1 garlic head. Remove loose papery outer layers. Place cut side up on a 6-inch-long piece of heavy-duty foil. Drizzle with 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil. Bring up sides to enclose garlic. Brush four jalapeno peppers with 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil. Place foil packet on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium. Grill 10 minutes. Add peppers to grill rack. Grill 15 to 20 minutes more or until garlic is softened and peppers are charred, turning peppers once. Remove. Wrap peppers in foil. Let peppers and garlic cool completely. Peel blistered skin from peppers. Remove stems and seeds, if desired. Chop peppers. Squeeze garlic from garlic cloves; mash with a fork.

  2. In a small bowl stir together 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon lime zest, 1 tablespoon lime juice, the garlic, and chopped peppers. Season with salt and black pepper. Chill, covered, up to 24 hours. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
15g Fat
2g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Vitamin C 7.1mg 36%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Folate, total 2.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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