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How to Make Aioli Sauce With Just 5 Ingredients

Learn how to make aioli sauce

Learn how to make aioli sauce

How to Make Aioli

Aioli is a very common and popular Mediterranean sauce. Traditionally, it is made by combining garlic paste and olive oil. In more recent times, however, some have modified the recipe to include other ingredients such as lemon juice and egg (the egg acts as an emulsifier). Since mayonnaise usually contains egg, oil, and lemon juice, some modern aioli recipes call for mayonnaise as a three-in-one ingredient.

Aioli sauce pairs perfectly with any of your favorite fried foods.


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


For Preparation:

  • 2 small bowls
  • 1 large bowl
  • mortar and pestle
  • pairing knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • spoon

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

30 min

30 min

1/2 cup


  1. Add garlic and salt in a mortar.
  2. Pound garlic until it becomes a paste.
  3. Transfer garlic paste in a bowl.
  4. Add mayonnaise. Mix until well blended.
  5. Season the mixture if needed.
  6. Serve with your favorite fried foods.

Aioli Sauce Video Tutorial

Tips and Techniques

  1. Adjust garlic to achieve a stronger taste.
  2. Add seasonings if necessary.
  3. Serve with your favorite fried foods.
  4. Make your own homemade mayonnaise.
  5. Lemon juice is omitted from the list of ingredients when homemade mayonnaise is used.
  6. Try serving with dynamite, one of my favorite Filipino snacks.

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