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.
Makes 1 Cup Aioli - Garlic Mayonnaise
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
Crush the garlic cloves with the flat of a knife, and remove the skin. Then mince the garlic very fine. 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.
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.