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jalapeno arugula aioli
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Jalapeño Arugula Aioli

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 jalapeño peppers destemmed and quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 cup arugula leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  • Place the jalapeño pepper and garlic in a blender and process until minced.
  • Add the spinach and arugula leaves, along with the mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, Dijon mustard, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  • Once smooth, keep the blender running and slowly add the olive oil and canola oil. Continue to blend until the oils are incorporated into the aioli.
  • Use immediately, or for best flavor refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours prior to use to allow the flavors (and spiciness) to meld.


Want it hotter? Try serrano peppers instead of jalapeños. Depending on the size of the serranos (they tend to be smaller), add more to the recipe (but note serrano peppers are often twice - if not more - the heat of jalapeños). Adapted from Earthbown Farm.