Homemade Aioli Recipe

Homemade Aioli Recipe

How To Make Homemade Aioli

This aioli recipe is a sauce with intense garlic flavor and a versatile option for any vegetable platter spooned over fish or swirled into fish soup.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 2clovesgarlic,finely chopped
  • tspkosher,or coarse salt, plus more to taste
  • 1large egg yolk,at room temperature
  • 2tsplemon juice
  • ½cupmild tasting olive oil,or ¼ cup olive oil plus ¼ cup vegetable oil


  1. In a mortar, combine the garlic and salt. Mash together until the garlic forms a smooth paste.

  2. If you don’t have a mortar, place the garlic and salt on a cutting board and drag the blade of a large, heavy knife across it a few times until it forms a smooth paste.

  3. Set the bowl on top of a dampened kitchen towel to keep the bowl from sliding around. In the bowl, whisk the egg yolk and lemon juice until combined. Pour the oil into a measuring cup with a spout.

  4. Whisking constantly, slowly add the olive oil a few drops at a time and gradually increase the amount to a thin steady stream as the egg and oil are emulsified.

  5. If the mixture starts to separate, stop adding the oil and whisk until the oil is fully incorporated before adding more oil.

  6. Whisk in half the garlic. Taste and add more salt and garlic if desired.

  7. If the aioli is thicker, whisk in a few drops of water or lemon juice. If it is too thin, slowly whisk in more oil.

  8. Place in a small bowl, cover with plastic, and refrigerate until ready to use. Aioli will keep refrigerated for 3 to 5 days.


  • Calories: 510.32kcal
  • Fat: 56.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 40.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.65g
  • Fiber: 0.08g
  • Sugar: 0.21g
  • Protein: 1.56g
  • Cholesterol: 92.23mg
  • Sodium: 5.72mg
  • Calcium: 17.24mg
  • Potassium: 27.07mg
  • Iron: 0.59mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.90mg
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