Try our homemade aioli recipe to add more flavor to your mayonnaise that uses just six simple ingredients! Also known as garlic mayo, this condiment is perfect for a variety of dishes and is easy to make at home. Once you’ve tried our aioli, you’ll never want to go back to plain mayonnaise. We’ve also got recipes for homemade ranch dressing and tartar sauce that you’ll love.


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

What is Aioli Sauce?

While aioli is similar to mayonnaise, it is often distinguished by its strong garlic flavor. Traditionally, aioli is used as a dip for seafood, fish, and vegetables. However, it’s also a versatile condiment that can be used as a spread or dip, making it a popular choice for many dishes. With its unique flavor and endless variations, aioli can be customized to suit individual taste preferences.

Raw Ingredients for Aioli

Ingredients & Substitutions

Mayonnaise: Feel free to use storebought, or make your own homemade mayonnaise as the base for the spread.

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

Jar of Aioli

How to Use Aioli

Garlic 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:

Spoonful of Aioli

How to Store Aioli

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.

Dipping French Fries into Aioli

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5 from 12 votes

Aioli Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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. 5 stars
    Used about 3/4 cup greek yogurt and 1/4 cup mayo. The longer this aioli sits, the better the flavors blend together. I ALWAYS have some of this in my fridge now. Nice way to elevate a meal w/ fries. 😉 LOVE that I found this!

  2. Subway has this on one of their new choices of subs. I asked what was in the sauce and the worker said Mayo and garlic and you could probably buy something similar at the grocery story. I looked and couldn’t find a mayo/garlic spread. Sooooo happy to see this recipe, gonna try it! TY

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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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