Garlic Aioli

LAST UPDATED: Jan 25, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Jan 05, 2021 | By:

Garlic Aioli is the classic, unmistakably delicious way to dip and top a variety of your favorite foods. This incredibly fast and easy classic aioli recipe is going to add a citrusy, creamy flavor to anything it touches!

Even if you don’t love mayonnaise, you’re going to love this garlic aioli. It’s bold, bright, and oh-so-creamy… and so easy to make!

On a marble surface, a white ramekin dish full of fresh garlic aioli, with heads of garlic and a lemon to the side.

Aioli is the ultimate dipping sauce that can be elevated in a variety of flavor profiles, so there’s something for everyone! It’s creamy, decadent, and so easy to customize!

This garlic aioli is perfect for dipping french fries, veggies, and so much more! It’s also deliciously decadent as a topping on your favorite sandwiches and burgers.

Don’t skip my Chipotle Aioli, Pesto Aioli, Sriracha Mayo, Avocado Mayo and Truffle Aioli for more fabulous aioli flavor variations you’re going to love!

This garlic mayo recipe has minimal ingredients an incredible impact on anything it touches. There’s no need to make your mayo from scratch, so it’s technically a “cheater” aioli… but just as delicious and so much faster!

Garlic Aioli Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise – I like an olive oil mayonnaise here, but any kind will work. Learn how to make homemade Mayonnaise right here – so easy!
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Lemon Juice – fresh squeezed lemon juice is best for maximum flavor impact!
  • Garlic – Fresh minced garlic is best here so the fragrance and flavor can really shine. But if you want to buy store bought minced garlic from the produce section of your grocery store, I’ll never tell!
A marble surface with ingredients for homemade aioli recipe, including garlic, lemon, mayonnaise and salt and pepper.

Variations

  • Sub lime juice for your lemon juice for a different taste!
  • Try a lower fat mayonnaise for a healthier option.

How to Make Aioli

  1. Combine – Using a food processor, combine ingredients until smooth.
  2. Serve – Enjoy on your favorite sandwiches, vegetables, side dishes and more!
On a marble surface, a white ramekin dish full of fresh aioli, with heads of garlic to the side.

Serving Suggestions

How to Make Mayo

If you want to make Garlic Aioli from scratch, simply add the following items to this recipe in lieu of store-bought mayo.

  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  1. Pulse to combine above ingredients along with ingredients listed in the printable recipe below.
  2. Turn processor on and slowly pour olive oil and vegetable oil. Process until aioli forms, about a minute. Turn processor off, scrap sides, process again until well combined.
On a marble surface, a white ramekin dish full of fresh garlic aioli, with heads of garlic and a lemon to the side.

Recipe Tips

  • Marinate – Make aioli a day in advance and keep covered in the fridge so flavors can marinate.

Recipe Shortcuts

  • Use store-bought mayonnaise.
  • Use store bought lemon juice.
Is Aioli the same as garlic mayonnaise?

It isn’t exactly the same, but very close! Aioli generally uses lemon juice for acidity, whereas traditional mayonnaise uses vinegar.

Is garlic aioli healthy?

Yes! In fact, aioli can fit into a lot of wellness and lifestyle plans, like Keto, Whole 30, low carb, etc.

On a marble surface, a white ramekin dish full of fresh garlic aioli, with a head of garlic to the side.

How to Store

  • Refrigerate – Store Garlic Aioli refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three days.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

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On a marble surface, a white ramekin dish full of fresh garlic aioli, with heads of garlic and a lemon to the side.

Easy Garlic Aioli

Author: Julie Blanner
Garlic Aioli is the classic, unmistakably delicious way to dip and top a variety of your favorite foods. This incredibly fast and easy classic aioli recipe is going to add a citrusy, creamy flavor to anything it touches!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice about the juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic or 3 cloves

Instructions
 

  • Combine ingredients in food processor.
  • Turn processor on and blend until smooth aioli forms, about a minute. Turn processor off, scrape sides, process again until well combined.

Notes

How to Store

  • Refrigerate – Store Garlic Aioli refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three days.

Variations

  • Sub lime juice for your lemon juice for a different taste!
  • Try a lower fat mayonnaise for a healthier option.
 

Recipe Tips and Shortcuts

  • Marinate – Make aioli a day in advance and keep covered in the fridge so flavors can marinate.
  • Use store-bought mayonnaise.
  • Use store bought lemon juice.

Nutrition

Calories:128kcalCarbohydrates:1gProtein:1gFat:14gSaturated Fat:2gCholesterol:8mgSodium:216mgPotassium:4mgFiber:1gSugar:1gVitamin A:12IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:3mgIron:1mg
5 from 1 vote
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