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 over fish, meat or potatoes.
It also makes a great dip for vegetables and other crudites.
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 This Garlic Sauce Healthier
This luscious sauce may not be something wwe want to include in our diets 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.
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 slice French bread, dry, 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
- 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.
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.