Garlic Aioli is a flavor-packed spread (or dip) and the perfect addition to a sandwich, a wrap, or a burger.

This short-cut version is made with mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon and takes just a couple of minutes to prepare (but I’ve included from scratch directions if you’re feeling adventurous too)!
Aioli prepared in a bowl

What is Aioli

Aioli comes from the Mediterranean but there are variations from Spain and France as well (and pretty much everywhere really).

It’s basically mayonnaise with garlic and sometimes other flavorings like lemon, chipotle, or even splash of truffle oil!

Use it to jazz up any burger or as a dip for french fries, zucchini fries, or sweet potato fries.

Spoon a bit into a macaroni or potato salad, just a couple of tablespoons will really change up the flavors!

How to Make Garlic Aioli

Once you create your own aioli, you’ll never buy it again!

  1. Start with mayonnaise (store-bought to make it quick or homemade if you prefer).
  2. Whisk all ingredients together (per recipe below).
  3. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes and serve!

For a milder garlic flavor, roast garlic in the oven wrapped in aluminum foil until tender and golden.

Aioli ingredients

Flavorful Variations

Homemade aioli lends itself to so many different flavors, here is a list to inspire signature aioli sauces! Add as much as preferred of the following:

  • SPICY: sriracha sauce, chipotle or cayenne powder.
  • SAVORY: pesto, basil, roasted garlic or red peppers, sundried tomatoes, or truffle!
  • CREAMY: avocado, dijon or stone-ground mustard.

What to Serve it With

Homemade aioli is a simple condiment that can dramatically improve the flavor of meats, veggies, salads, and sandwiches!

It’s a great dip for homemade french friescheesy breadsticks or sweet potato wedges!  Or try it with these amazing vegetable skewers for a real treat!

Lemon garlic aioli

How to Store Aioli

Regardless of the kind of aioli made, it should keep in a tightly covered container in the fridge for about 2-3 days.

Creamy Dips and Dressings

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Aioli prepared in a bowl
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Homemade Garlic Aioli

Aioli is creamy and flavorful. It can be used as a dip, sauce, or dressing.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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Ingredients  

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper to combine.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

Makes approx 1 cup.
Keep in a tightly covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.125cups | Calories: 105 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 162mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dip, Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine Mediterranean
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  1. Delicious. It was a little salty on its own but once we put in on our chicken burgers, wow! Hubby really likes it.5 stars