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How to Make a Homemade Aioli Dip from Scratch

Chef Dan Catanio , On April 6, 2023

Aioli is a mayo based sauce. This is a quick and easy homemade aioli dipping sauce recipe that you can make from scratch.

Aioli Dipping Sauce Recipe Overview

Aioli dipping sauce is a mayo based dressing that goes great on roasted salmon, halibut or as a dipping sauce with celery sticks.

Kitchen Tools Needed to Make this Aioli Dipping Sauce Recipe

  • Fork or Whisk

  • Plate or bowl

  • Measuring cups

  • Jar or storage container

Homemade Aioli Sauce Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks or 1/4 cup of mayonnaise

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 cup olive oil

Homemade Aioli Sauce Recipe Video Instructions

Homemade Aioli Sauce Recipe Written Step by Step Preparation Instructions

  1. In a small bowl ideally, whisk together the egg yolks, garlic, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper until well combined.

  2. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens and emulsifies into a smooth, creamy texture. This can take several minutes, so be patient and keep whisking.

  3. Once the aioli has reached the desired consistency, taste and adjust the seasoning as needed with more salt, pepper, or lemon juice.

  4. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

If you enjoyed making basic aioli you can also experiment with adding other herbs or spices to customize the flavor of your aioli sauce recipe.

Chef Dan Catanio

A Culinary Institute of America graduate from the 1990s, Chef Dan began his career as a saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan under the Hilton Corporation. Over the years, he has held key positions such as Corporate Executive Chef Director at 5-star restaurants, country clubs, and Indian Casino Resorts.