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Basic Aioli Recipe - A Garlic Mayonnaise Spread or Sauce

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Aioli ingredients
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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.

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.
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Garlic, Member lusay11

This recipe calls for 3 cloves of garlic - this was way too much - maybe 1 clove and a small clove at that.

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