Embark on a culinary journey with our homemade aioli recipe, a delightful twist on traditional mayonnaise that elevates flavor using just six simple ingredients! Commonly known as garlic mayo, this condiment is a perfect accompaniment for various dishes and can be effortlessly prepared in the comfort of your home.
Exploring Aioli’s Essence
What is Aioli Sauce?
While sharing similarities with mayonnaise, aioli sets itself apart with its robust garlic essence. Traditionally, this condiment serves as a dip for seafood, fish, and vegetables. However, its versatility extends to being an excellent spread or dip, making it a sought-after choice for a wide array of dishes. With its distinct flavor and limitless customization options, aioli can be tailored to suit individual taste preferences.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Mayonnaise: Whether opting for store-bought convenience or creating your homemade mayonnaise, it serves as the base for this delectable spread.
Lemon Juice: While I recommend the freshness of squeezed lemon juice, bottled lemon juice is an equally viable alternative.
How to Store Aioli
After crafting your aioli masterpiece, store it in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Keep in mind that the garlic intensity may heighten over time, so consider this when planning. To maintain a fresh garlic kick, you can mix all the ingredients EXCEPT the garlic until you’re ready to use it, adding the garlic at the last minute.
- 1 cup (240 ml) mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons (45 ml) lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) pepper
- 3 tablespoons (9 g) garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
- 3 tablespoons (45 g) ketchup
- In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients thoroughly.
- Serve your homemade aioli as a delectable sandwich spread or a delightful dip, adding a burst of flavor to your culinary creations.