Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Aioli for a Quick, Easy, and Flavorful Condiment


This flavorful sun-dried tomato basil aioli makes a delicious creamy dip for fries or roasted vegetables, spread for sandwiches, or burger topping. It’s easy to prepare and has wonderful depth of flavor. Since my husband isn’t a big fan of basil, I sometimes omit it.

For a roasted garlic sun-dried tomato aioli, you can substitute 3 to 6 cloves of roasted garlic for the fresh minced garlic. This adds a little depth in flavor and very subtle sweetness from the roasting.

Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli Recipe - naturally dairy-free and gluten-free with vegan option

Special Diet Notes: Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Aioli

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, optionally vegan, vegetarian, and paleo optional.

Most brands of plain mayonnaise are naturally dairy-free, but they are made with eggs. If you confuse eggs with dairy, you’re not alone! See this post: Are Eggs Dairy?

Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Aioli
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Feel free to omit the basil leaves if you want just a sun-dried tomato aioli. It's equally delicious! For more depth of flavor, you can use roasted garlic cloves in place of the minced garlic.
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1¾ cups
  • ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1½ cups regular mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  1. Place the sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl and cover with them with the hot water. Let sit to rehydrate for 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer the sun-dried tomatoes and their soaking liquid to a blender or food processor. Add the basil leaves and garlic, and pulse a few times to roughly chop everything.
  3. Add the mayonnaise and balsamic vinegar, and process until relatively smooth.
  4. Transfer the aioli to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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