Aioli Recipe

2013-04-04
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  • Yield : 1 cup
  • Servings : 8 - 12
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 15m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    262
  • Calories from Fat

    255
  • Total Fat

    28.3 g
  • Saturated Fat

    4.2 g
  • Cholesterol

    53 mg
  • Sodium

    50 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    1.8 g
  • Protein

    1.2 g
  • Vitamin A

    5%
  • Vitamin C

    5%
  • Calcium

    2%
  • Iron

    3%
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Aioli is a garlic sauce, a traditional Italian sauce, very similar to homemade mayonnaise.

It is mayonnaise with a difference!

This garlicky mayonnaise type sauce is wonderful served with fish or potatoes.

It also makes a great dip for vegetables and other crudites.

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 slice dry French bread without crust, soaked in milk, wrung out and broken into pieces (optional)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cold water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Finely chopped parsley (optional)

Method

Step 1

Skin, then chop finely the garlic cloves. Beat in the egg yolks, salt and bread. Add the oil slowly while beating constantly. As the sauce thickens, beat in the water and lemon juice.

Note: This aioli sauce is very easy to make using a food processor. No beating required.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve over fish, cold boiled potatoes, beet rounds, steak or boiled beef. It is also good served with bread sticks or other dippers as a dipping sauce.

You have probably seen this sauce made by celebrity chefs on TV cooking shows. You may be surprised that it is exceptionally easy to make at home.

This garlic sauce recipe is easiest to make in a food processor, but don’t fret if you don’t have one. The easy to follow instructions above show you now to make a perfect sauce by hand. It’s just a bit more tedious that way, but yummy just the same.

Make it Healthier

This luscious sauce is not something you should include in your diet every day, but everything in moderation, right? To make this recipe healthier, use the best cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) you can. Olive oil is extremely healthy for us.

This aioli recipe really isn’t bad for us, even with all the oil. You really use very little per serving. The fresh parsley is another ingredient that really packs a positive nutritional punch, so don’t leave it out.

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