Quick and Easy Garlic Aioli

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“I was taught to make this Aioli in Spanish cooking classes, it is basically a fast way to make an real (or almost real) Aioli without resorting to using pre made mayonnaise. It tastes great and takes under 5 minutes to prepare. You will need a thin tall measuring cup or jug and a hand held (vertical or stab) blender. If you don't like garlic, you can make without. You can add things like herbs (fresh or dried), black pepper, smoked paprika or other things you like. Experiment with the amount of oil and lemon juice, or try lime juice. If you want it to be more rich add two eggs yokes instead of one whole egg.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In the bottom of a tall (yet thin) measuring cup or jug crack the whole egg, add the garlic and salt.
  2. Pour in olive oil to make up one cup (a little more if you want a little thinner Aioli - the actual amount of olive oil required will depend on the size of egg.
  3. Push the handheld blender to the bottom of the jug and turn on the blender. Slowly lift the blender to the top of the oil. Repeat two or three times, or until smooth. Remove blender, shaking off excess.
  4. Add lemon juice and stir in using a spoon.
  5. Taste and add more lemon juice and salt as required.

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