how to cook garlic aioli step by step recipe

Garlic Aioli

5/5 (1)
40 mins
Vadim Rachok
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Indulge in the rich and tangy flavors of garlic aioli, the ultimate dipping sauce for fries, seafood, sandwiches, and vegetables. Made with just five simple ingredients, this creamy condiment is incredibly easy to prepare and is sure to win over even the pickiest of eaters. The smooth texture of this dip is perfect for coating your favorite foods, while the bold garlic flavor adds a delightful kick to every bite. Our community of home cooks swears by this irresistible sauce, making it a go-to condiment for every meal. Once you try it, you won’t be able to resist the temptation to add it to everything.

Ah, garlic aioli, a true culinary gem that elevates any dish it accompanies to new heights of flavor and satisfaction. This recipe strikes the perfect balance between creamy richness and zesty tanginess, making it the ultimate dipping sauce for all occasions. Whether you're dunking crispy fries, succulent seafood, or hearty sandwiches, this garlic aioli is sure to take your taste buds on a tantalizing journey they won't soon forget. Trust me, once you've tried this homemade version, you'll never go back to store-bought again!

Garlic Aioli Ingredients

Garlic aioli is made with pantry-friendly ingredients that create an intensely savory swirl of flavor. Lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper are mixed with mayonnaise for a pleasantly sharp taste.

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How to Make Garlic Aioli

Making this flavorful garlic sauce is simple. Find the complete recipe below, along with step-by-step instructions. Here’s what to expect from this highly-rated recipe:

Combine all ingredients thoroughly in a bowl, then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. This will allow the flavors to develop fully, resulting in a zesty spread with a velvety consistency.

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What To Serve With Garlic Aioli

Aioli is a very versatile sauce that goes well with a variety of dishes, such as crab cakes and crispy French fries. You can use this 5-star recipe as a condiment for burgers or as a side for grilled seafood. Whether you want to bring out the best in your favorite dishes or just need a bright, luscious burst of flavor, garlic aioli is a great choice.

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How to Store Aioli

You should consume garlic aioli on the day you make it for the best quality, but it can remain fresh for up to 7-10 days if you store it in an airtight container in the fridge. Avoid freezing it, as this can cause the mayonnaise to split and become unappetizing.


The benefits or harms of this dish largely depend on the composition of the mayonnaise you will use for cooking. The best option is to make mayonnaise at home by yourself. However, if you are choosing mayonnaise at the supermarket, then I recommend paying attention to the ingredients listed on the back of the packaging (choose mayonnaise with the fewest ingredients and the lowest fat content). It is also important what exactly you will be pairing this sauce with. From a health perspective, the best dish for this sauce would be something light: vegetables, white fish, or seafood. But if you are looking for a sauce for meat or fried potatoes, it would be better to look for another recipe option (without mayonnaise).

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Health score:
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Garlic Aioli
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
This is a delicious garlic aioli recipe that works perfectly as a dip for crab cakes or as a spread on sandwiches. Enjoy!
how to cook garlic aioli step by step recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 cup
Ingredients you will need
¾ cup mayonnaise
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Let’s start !

1 Collect all the necessary ingredients.


2 To make a garlic sauce, combine mayonnaise, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well.


3 Make sure to cover the dish or container and place it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 151
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g21%
Saturated Fat 3g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 336mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 2g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Total Sugars 0g 
Protein 0g 
Vitamin C 3mg13%
Calcium 5mg0%
Iron 0mg1%
Potassium 15mg0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For an extra punch of garlic flavor, try roasting the garlic cloves before adding them to the aioli mixture. Simply wrap the cloves in foil, drizzle them with olive oil, and roast them in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 20-25 minutes, or until they're soft and golden brown. Roasting garlic mellows its sharpness and brings out its natural sweetness, resulting in a more complex and nuanced aioli. Plus, your kitchen will smell absolutely divine while the garlic is roasting! Once cooled, simply mash the roasted garlic cloves and mix them into the aioli for a truly irresistible flavor boost.

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