In the world of condiments, few can rival the sheer flavor and versatility of a well-crafted garlic aioli. This creamy, garlicky spread is the perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes. In this article, I’ll instruct you how to make the best garlic aioli recipe at home.

1. The BEST Garlic Aioli Recipe


  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper until well combined.

While whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in the extra-virgin olive oil, a few drops at a time, until the mixture begins to emulsify and thicken. Once the mixture starts to thicken, you can gradually increase the flow of the oil, whisking continuously.

Continue whisking and adding the oil until all of it has been incorporated and the aioli has reached a thick, creamy consistency.

Taste the aioli and adjust the seasoning if necessary, adding more lemon juice for tanginess, salt for flavor, or pepper for a bit of heat.

Transfer the garlic aioli to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe, you can experiment with various flavor variations. For a spicy kick, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper or a few drops of hot sauce. You can also stir in chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, dill, or chives, for added freshness.

Serve it as a dipping sauce for crispy fries, use it as a spread on sandwiches and burgers, or even use it as a topping for grilled fish or roasted vegetables.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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