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Garlic aioli with French fries.
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5 Minute Garlic Aioli

This garlic aioli is creamy, garlicky, and ready in just 5 minutes! It's an easy Mediterranean sauce made with fresh garlic, egg yolk, olive oil, and lemon juice. Serve as a dip, spread, or sauce to go along with steak, chicken, seafood, or roasted vegetables!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dips, Sauces
Cuisine: American, French, Mediterranean, Spanish
Servings: 4
Calories: 136kcal


  • 1 large egg yolk see Note 1 for mayo alternative
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard (optional)


  • Add the garlic, egg yolk, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and salt to a small food processor or use an immersion blender. Turn it on and slowly drizzle in the olive oil until emulsified. It should be thick and creamy. See Notes 2 if you don't have a food processor or blender.
    1 large egg yolk, 1 to 2 cloves garlic, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, ⅕ teaspoon sea salt, ½ teaspoon dijon mustard, ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Taste and add more salt or lemon juice if desired. Blend in more oil if it's too thin or water if it's too thick. Transfer to a bowl and serve. Enjoy! Makes ⅓ cup.


  1. Don't want to use egg yolk? Substitute the egg yolk and olive oil with ¼ cup of mayo and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix together all the ingredients until combined.
  2. If you don't have a food processor or blender, mince and mash the garlic into a smooth paste. Add it to a mixing bowl with the egg yolk, mustard, lemon juice and salt. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking constantly until emulsified and thickened. 
  3. For a mild garlic flavor, you can use roasted garlic or leave out the garlic and use garlic infused olive oil. 


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg