Homemade Aioli {Great With Fries & Veggies!}

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)!
Overview of Aioli in a glass 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.

Close up of ingredients for Aioli in a glass bowl.

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 fries or cheesy breadsticks! Or try it with these amazing vegetable skewers for a real treat!

Aioli prepared in a bowl.

How to Store Aioli

Regardless of the kind of aioli made, it should keep in a tightly covered container about 10 days, if it isn’t used up by then!

Creamy Dips and Dressings

Did you love this homemade Aioli? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!

Aioli prepared in a bowl

Easy to Make Aioli

Aioli can be used as a dip, sauce or dressing! It's creamy, flavorful & quick to make!
Course Dip, Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 105
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients together and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Notes

Makes approx 1 cup.
To make the mayonnaise from scratch, combine the following in a small thin container. 
  • Place an immersion blender at the bottom of the container and turn it on.
  • Hold still until the mixture at the bottom begins to thicken (emulsify).
  • Once it starts to thicken, very slowly pull the immersion blender up to the top to thicken the rest of the mixture.
  • Add remaining aioli ingredients and whisk to combine.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | 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
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