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Saffron Aioli

Yield About 1 1/4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)
Saffron adds earthy flavor and a golden hue to the classic French condiment. Serve on fish, over steamed vegetables, as a sandwich spread, or as an appetizer on crostini.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • Dash of saffron threads, crushed
  • 1 cup canola mayonnaise (such as Hellmann's)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 34
  • caloriesfromfat 93 %
  • fat 3.5 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 0.1 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 118 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 tablespoon warm water and saffron in a medium bowl, and let stand 30 minutes.

  2. Add mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, and garlic to saffron mixture, stirring well with a whisk. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk until smooth.