Basic Aioli Recipe - A Garlic Mayonnaise Spread or Sauce

Garlic Aioli
The Spruce
  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes 1 Cup (serves 8)
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Garlic mayonnaise, or aioli, is one of America's most popular cold sauces. This simple aioli recipe has unlimited uses; from a super sandwich spread, to a great dip for vegetables, to a sauce for grilled seafood. There are many variations of this garlic mayonnaise - aioli recipe, but this is a standard base recipe, from which you can add any number of herbs and spices.

 

What You'll Need

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

How to Make It

  1. Crush the garlic cloves with the flat of a knife, and remove the skin. Then mince the garlic very fine.
  2. Add a pinch of salt, and using the flat of the knife again, scrap and press the garlic against the cutting surface to make a very smooth paste. It's making this paste from the fresh garlic that gives aioli its intense garlic flavor.
  3. Add the garlic to a small bowl, and whisk together with the rest of the ingredients. Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop. Serve cold.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 213
    Total Fat 21 g
    Saturated Fat 3 g
    Unsaturated Fat 5 g
    Cholesterol 12 mg
    Sodium 250 mg
    Carbohydrates 6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 1 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)