Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise) Recipe -
Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise) Recipe
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Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise)

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"This mayonnaise is quick and easy to make."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard and egg yolk. Slowly pour in olive oil while whisking rapidly. After all the olive oil is in the mixture, blend in the garlic and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 20, 2008

Delicious! If you read the other reviews that said this didn't "set" then they probably made one or both of these mistakes: The blender you use to make the mayonnaise must be COMPLETELY, UTTERLY DRY. Only make this recipe if you haven't used your blender for at least a day and it's totally air-dried. Also, you must add the oil to the blender at a very, very slow drizzle to get the mayonnaise to set up properly. Do these two things and your mayonnaise will come out perfect every time!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 26, 2007

I found this recipe easy to make in my blender the first time. The second time I used a different blender and tried two batches--to no avail. So...I took about 1 cup of canola mayonnaise, whipped in about 1/4 c. or less of olive oil, added two minced garlic cloves, a splash of lemon and some pepper. Not as fabulous as the homemade on my first try, but a fine substitute.

May 12, 2008

I like it a LOT! I put a shallow metal bowl on a dish cloth draped over a larger bowl. Much easier to whisk. The bowl was DRY and the yolk room temperature. The dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt & 1/4 t paprika was whisked first, then the SLOW (this is absolutely essential--I probably whisked, very quickly, for 6 minutes or so) process of whisking the oil in, which worked *great*! At the end, I put in 1 t horseradish for more bite, paprika, and 4 cloves of garlic crushed, minced and pounded. Tomorrow, I will adjust seasonings and strain. mmm! I'm surprised I haven't seen this dip with yam 'fries' which is one of my favourites to order at a restaurant. I dunno what they put in it, but I think I'm getting closer! ps if your mayo 'separates' (tastes like yucky oil and is lumpy) don't throw it away! Get a new bowl, a new yolk with some seasoning and whisk it. Now pour in (VERY SLOWLY!!!) your ruined mayo very patiently and wha-la!! your mayo comes together beautifully ';-)

Oct 30, 2007

My friend in Valencia Spain taught me to make this wonderful aioli. I make it on Thanksgiving to serve over halved, scored, oven baked potatoes, sprinkled with olive oil and paprika. Add this sauce and the potatoes are delightful. My entire family waits anxiously for aioli & potatoes on Thanksgiving...and all are hoping there's some they can take home. I now make each family a container of aioli. I wasn't taught to use the mustard, but was taught the egg yolk must be room temperature, and to use several cloves garlic...for a "zip" in the taste. I was also taught to use a submersive mixer...or whatever that gadget is called...that comes with it's own mixing cup. When made as Puri taught me...this recipe deserves 5 stars. Grandma Pam

Nov 30, 2010

My husband went nuts over this recipe, it was incredible with crab cakes. We ate it ALL at dinner with just us two! I read all the reviews and suggestions...egg yolk at room temperature, add paprika, increased raw garlic to 4 cloves. I would add that I would run the garlic thru a press for the most garlic flavor. Also, this tastes very different alone as opposed to with food. Don't discount it until you accompany it with shrimp, salmon croquettes or crabcakes. Next time, I will add chives, fresh basil and some herbies, too lazy to wander to the garden today: November 1 and 90 degrees in Tucson, AZ! Thanks to all for suggestions and LIANNEF for a great recipe! UPDATE: I just made my Salmon Cakes and for the sauce here I doubled this recipe with 2 egg yolks, 2 teaspoons of dijon mustard, and then added 4 giant cloves of fresh garlic, but STILL only put in 1 cup of EVOO. Lemon juice ended up at 1 Tablespoon; I added the 1/2 teaspoon of Giant Kosher Salt Flakes while whipping the Aioli. At the end, added Freshly Ground Black Pepper on top to taste, a splash of olive oil and toasted pine nuts. YUMMY! No paprika. Enjoy it, we keep it in the frig for other seafood for up to 2 weeks.

Oct 26, 2009

Tweaked by less oil (about half),double the dijon and garlic, used lime juice and seasoned with salt, cracked pepper and a couple of pinches of sugar just to balance the taste. Fabulous consistency even hand whisked. Everyone loved it, used as a dip and a salad dressing.

Feb 16, 2010

Excellent alternative to plain store-bought mayonnaise! Although I think the recipe calls for a bit too much oil, the first time I tried the recipe it seemed to be setting until the last little bit of oil I added... BUT i took MJJK's advice and started over with another egg yolk and it turned out perfectly! (thanks MJJK!) One thing though is I find the aioli has a litte bit of a bitter after-taste, is that just me? It is delicious none-the-less! (and quick!)

May 26, 2009

I used this recipe and added some fresh Tarragon. I then used it as a dipping sauce for fresh deepfried Artichoke hearts.


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  • Calories
  • 260 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 17 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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