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Aioli - Homemade Garlic Mayonnaise Recipe

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a nice garlic aioli.  All you need is egg yolk, garlic, lemon juice and salt.  That is it, and it comes together quickly. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword emulsion technique, garlic aioli, garlic dip, homemade mayonnaise
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 4 servings
Calories 65 kcal


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt (paleo diet: sea salt)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon fresh squeezed juice

Important tip: Be sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.


  1. Remove peel from garlic and smash with a fork on a cutting board.

  2. In a bowl, beat egg yolk and add salt, lemon juice and smashed garlic.

  3. In a slow stream add the olive oil while whisking.

  4. Continue doing this until all the olive oil has been added.

  5. The resulting mixture should be slightly thick. It is very important to add the oil in a very slow stream. Enjoy with French Fries, crab-cakes, broiled fish or French bread!

Recipe Notes

Top tips for making aioli

  1. Make sure all you ingredients are at room temperature.
  2. Add the oil slowly, reallllly slowly.
Nutrition Facts
Aioli - Homemade Garlic Mayonnaise Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 12mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.