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4 Ingredient Garlic Aioli

Easy to make and crazy delicious, all you’ll need is 4 simple ingredients to make your very own homemade garlic aioli!

Bowl of garlic aioli next to some garlic, sea salt and lemons.

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Garlic. Mayo. Salt. Lemon. That’s it! Making garlic aioli is just as simple to make as the ingredients are to find.

Garlic Aioli is such an excellent, versatile sauce. It makes an excellent spread for burgers, dip for fries and chicken strips, or sauce for eggs. Ever had a benny with it instead of hollandaise sauce? Ridiculous.

I hope you love this recipe as much as my family and I do!

Why it works

  1. Fast and easy. Make this garlic aioli in minutes with 4 simple ingredients.
  2. Delicious. Packed with garlicky goodness, creamy deliciousness and just the right amount of lemon, this saucy spread is a house favourite!
  3. Dairy free and low carb. This garlic aioli is a great choice for a healthy spread without sugars or dairy.
Bowl of garlic aioli next to some garlic, sea salt and lemons.

Ingredients

  • garlic
  • sea salt
  • mayonnaise
  • lemon

Yup. That’s it!

Garlic Aioli recipe

It’s so easy! First you’ll want to get that garlic pressed down into a paste. Here’s how:

Peel the garlic cloves and then mince finely.

Minced garlic next to 1/4 tsp sea salt.

Sprinkle the sea salt over the garlic and then using the side and edge of your knife blade, crush the garlic. Alternate mincing the garlic and crushing it back and forth with the edge of your knife.

crushed garlic with the edge of a chef knife.

Eventually you will get a smooth garlic paste!

garlic paste.

Add the garlic paste to a bowl with the mayonnaise. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and add 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice to the bowl. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving, to allow the flavour to develop.

Expert Tips

  1. Turning the garlic into a paste is what gives the aioli its delicious flavour and smooth texture.
  2. Save yourself some time by pushing the garlic through a garlic press first before crushing it with your knife.
  3. This garlic aioli will last about a week if kept in an air tight container in the fridge.
Freshly made bowl of garlic aioli next to some garlic, sea salt and lemons.

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4 Ingredient Garlic Aioli

All it takes is 4 simple ingredients to make a creamy garlic aioli, packed with garlicky goodness. It's sugar & dairy free, low carb and crazy delicious!
Course Dip, sauce
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword garlic aioli
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 89.2kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp sea salt divided
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon squeezed 1 ½ tbsp juice

Instructions

Directions

  • Peel the garlic cloves and then mince finely. Sprinkle ¼ tsp sea salt over the garlic and then using the side and edge of your knife blade, crush the garlic. Alternate mincing the garlic and crushing it back and forth with the edge of your knife.
  • Add the garlic paste to a bowl with the mayonnaise. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and add 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice to the bowl. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving, to allow the flavour to develop. Taste and add remaining sea salt if needed.

Notes

Expert Tips

  1. Turning the garlic into a paste is what gives the aioli its delicious flavour and smooth texture.
  2. Save yourself some time by pushing the garlic through a garlic press first before crushing it with your knife.
  3. This garlic aioli will last about a week if kept in an air tight container in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  

Nutrition

Serving: 1TBSP | Calories: 89.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 9.7g | Sodium: 148mg

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