Garlic Aioli


This is a great garlic aioli recipe. Enjoy! We use this as a dip for crab cakes or as a spread on sandwiches.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 cup

Rich and tangy garlic aioli makes the perfect dipping sauce for fries, seafood, sandwiches, and vegetables. With just five ingredients, this incredibly easy dip deserves to be a part of your recipe rotation. Our community of home cooks keeps coming back for more of this creamy condiment that goes with everything —try it once and you will too.

Garlic Aioli Ingredients

Garlic aioli is made with just a few pantry-friendly ingredients that create an intensely savory swirl of flavor. Lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper mix with mayonnaise for a pleasantly sharp taste that you're sure to love.

How to Make Garlic Aioli

Making this deliciously garlicky sauce couldn't be easier. You'll find the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions, but here's what you can expect when you make this top-rated recipe;

Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a bowl. Then, refrigerate for at least half an hour — this will allow time for the flavors to develop fully. The result is a zesty spread with a wonderfully velvety consistency.

What To Serve With Garlic Aioli

Aioli is a highly versatile sauce that pairs well with anything from crab cakes to crispy French fries. Try this 5-star condiment recipe as a spread for burgers or as a partner for grilled seafood. Use garlic aioli anytime you need a bright, luscious burst of flavor to bring out the best in your favorite dishes.

How to Store Aioli

While garlic aioli is best enjoyed on the day it's made, it will last up to 7-10 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Avoid freezing, as the mayonnaise will split and become unpalatable.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Great!" raves reviewer Doris. "I add a little oregano to mine and it's so good on my bruschetta."

"Easy to make with ingredients normally in the pantry," says home cook MEB. "For some strange reason, I was out of fresh garlic so used granulated. Delicious. This time it was perfect for dipping steamed artichokes but I can foresee many other uses."

"Very good and so much easier than from scratch," shares dwhite0849. "For health reasons I used half mayo and half Greek Yogurt...a little tart but like everything else in life more garlic fixed it."

Editorial contributions by Rai Mincey


  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Mix mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

    a close up of garlic aioli in a small bowl
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

151 Calories
16g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 336mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* 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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