17 March 2010

stevia honey aioli

Stevia Honey Aioli

I've been sitting on this recipe for a while out of laziness and then other posts that needed to come first. Now, I can talk about one of the most amazing things I've made this year: aioli.

Aioli is basically a garlic-flavored mayonnaise sauce made with olive oil, and absolutely worth making at least once. Unlike some recipes, the recipe I used (from Stevia in the Raw) uses the entire egg and not the yolk. You also make this using a hand held blender instead of wrist strenth, a blender, or a food processor. Once the egg, garlic paste, lemon juice, and a bit of olive oil is mixed together, you slowly drizzle in the remaining oil until fully emulsified and thick. Stir in the half packet of stevia, honey, and some coarse salt (I forgot to add black pepper) and you're good to go (and by go I mean eating aioli straight from a spoon -- wait, what?).

Stevia Honey Aioli


A long time ago I thought of making mayonnaise. I'm not sure if it was for a recipe, or if it was simply because I wanted to try it once, I really can't recall. I do remember that it was a flop. Unfortunately, I can't remember how it messed up, but it had to do with not quite emulsifying correctly even after blending it longer than necessary. Needless to say, the batch got thrown out and I never went back to trying it again. I wasn't defeated, I just don't often eat mayonnaise anyway. So you can imagine how thrilled I was at how easily this recipe came together, and how completely delicious it turned out.

Spread on a sandwich, on meat, on fish, (from a spoon), on eggs, on toast, on crackers, on steamed vegetables, or... from a spoon. I served this with breaded and pan fried chicken strips and a simple barley-spinach salad. And I think I doubled the garlic because that's how I roll.

Recipe after jump



Stevia Honey Aioli
from Stevia Extract In The Raw

ingredients ~

1 egg
1 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed to a paste
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1/2 packet Stevia Extract In The Raw
Sea salt to taste

directions ~
  1. In small bowl combine egg, 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic paste and lemon juice.

  2. Using hand held mixer, process at high speed until garlic is fully incorporated. With mixer still on, slowly add remaining olive oil in a stream and blend until mixture is fluffy and creamy. (If the mixture gets too thick, you can add a little cold water and continue blending) Stir in honey, Stevia Extract In The Raw and sea salt to taste.


Makes (1 1/4 cups) 8 servings.

11 comments:

  1. I never heard of Stevia before. But it sounds delicious. :) I don't have a hand held mixer or a food processor! Can I use my magic bullet? haha.

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  2. Sounds tasty...doubling garlic is always best. ;) Keeps away the vampires.

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  3. Can't you get salmonella from eating raw eggs?

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  4. Stevia is my new kitchen best friend. Great way to use it.

    I just found out that my week for Family Bites is not until September. I can't wait.

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  5. i still haven't tried stevia! or making my own mayo... but it does look fantastic and i bet it tastes even better :)

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  6. Esther ~ Heh, I don't really know, but it might be possible to slowly add the oil and blend it for 10 seconds before adding more. Maybe add a tsp of dijon mustard to help with the emulsification.

    Laurel ~ Ah yes, garlic and its many uses!

    Jogger ~ The lemon juice takes care of that.

    Mom on the Run ~ Oh yay, I can't wait until September!

    Shannon ~ You have to make this! You don't need the stevia if you don't have it, but this just tastes so incredible.

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  7. I tried a raw food diet for a few weeks stevia had such a funny taste to me...have you tried agave?

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  8. No matter what, my house pantry will NEVER be out of vegenaise and stevia! different flavors of each kind too, ha ha. toffee stevia and grapeseed mayonnaise are my current obsession.

    I found that vegenaise has a way smoother texture similar to aioli than hellmans mayonnaise does, ha ha.

    now...to stop being lazy and emulsify my own stuff!
    (not to mention save money, vegenaise is not cheap!)

    thanks for the recipe :)

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  9. Looks like a great meal!

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  10. My, my. How good does this look! I want some. I think I would eat it by the spoonful, too.

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  11. Bo ~ I haven't tried agave yet, but I'd like to test it out to see what it's like.
    Stevia does have a taste, but some brands are better than others. This just brought back horrible memories of the first stevia powder I ever tried.

    Glutster ~ Yeah, regular mayonnaise is smooth, but it's also gloppy, you can stand a spoon in it and it'll hold it up!

    Go forth and emulsify.

    Maria ~ Thanks!

    Emily ~ You and I think too much alike!

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~Christina

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