Give your mayonnaise more flavor by making this homemade Aioli Recipe. With just six simple ingredients, you can have this condiment on hand that goes with just about everything! Try my Homemade Ranch Dressing and Easy Tartar Sauce for a couple more homemade dressings you will love!


Overhead view of a Bowl of Aioli Recipe with some raw ingredients

Aioli Recipe

An aioli sauce is typically mayonnaise that is full of garlic. With garlic being the main ingredient added to the mayonnaise, it is sometimes called garlic mayo. Each aioli is unique in flavor and ingredients, but after trying a few recipes for the spread, I was happy with this final group of ingredients I used. After trying aioli, you may give up plain mayonnaise for good! Plus, it’s so easy to make and have on hand whenever you need it.

Raw Ingredients for Aioli

Aioli Recipe Ingredients

Mayonnaise: Feel free to use storebought, or make your own homemade mayonnaise!

Lemon Juice: I prefer freshly squeezed lemon juice, but bottled lemon juice works great too.

Jar of Aioli

How to Make Aioli

There really is no excuse not to make this aioli recipe. Start by using a mortar and pestle to mash the garlic. (You don’t want little pieces of garlic hanging out in the mayonnaise.) Then, simply whisk all the ingredients together and use it as a spread or dip. Yep, that’s it! It really is that easy, and it adds so much flavor to not only the mayonnaise but all the foods it pairs so well with.

Once you have the aioli recipe made, store it in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. The garlic may get a little stronger the longer it is stored, so keep that in mind before you make it. If you want to, you could mix up all the ingredients EXCEPT the garlic until you are ready to use it. Add the garlic at the last minute.

Spoonful of Aioli

How to Use Aioli

As I mentioned, aioli is good on almost everything! I used it on all my patty melt recipes, and here are some other ways to use this aioli recipe:

  • All kinds of sandwiches
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Vegetables
  • Dip for French Fries (Give it a try with my Roasted Potato Wedges!)
Dipping French Fries into Aioli

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5 from 3 votes

Aioli Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
This creamy, garlicky aioli recipe is easy to make and will be your new favorite condiment!


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup


  • In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
  • Serve as a sandwich spread or dip.

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  1. This has become a fast hit at our house and neighborhood!!!! One of my son’s friends asked if I would make a whole batch just for him for his birthday LOL! It is great on burgers, especially burgers made with a fried egg on top! Also dipped in french fries, crackers, eaten with their fingers 🙂 Thanks for a tasty new favorite recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    OMGoodness I can’t wait to try this on a Portabella Mushroom Burger. I buy the huge Portabella Caps and I’ve been searching for the perfect Aioli! Thanks so much.

    1. 5 stars
      I believe she said it can be safely stored for up to 7 days in the fridge in a tightly covered container along with the notation that the garlic tends to get stronger being stored. Hope this helps.

  3. You mentioned your Patty Melt. That would be delicious, but I can’t find your Patty Melt recipe. Please post it

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