Nothing pairs better with french fries than a delicious garlic aioli. Our homemade garlic aioli is our take on a classic condiment that perfectly compliments crisp truffle fries and even a perfect steak. 

Our homemade baked fries are the perfect mess-free fries that taste incredible with this garlic aioli recipe, but the true match would have to be our homemade truffle fries. It’s a match made in heaven.

Homemade aioli in a ceramic jar.

An aioli is simply the immersion of olive oil with garlic – kind of like mayonnaise! Our simplified recipe makes the seemingly challenging task less intimidating. Using mayonnaise skips the hard work of making it yourself and allows you to create a flavorful aioli using fewer ingredients. 


This aioli joins our list of our favorite homemade sauces and dips. If you’re not making your own honey mustard sauce or flavorful tzatziki sauce… you’re missing out!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Homemade is better. Making your own aioli is unlike anything you would find at a store. 
  • Easy recipe. This whole sauce comes together in less than five minutes to make. 
  • Perfect sauce. A garlic aioli will go great with so many dishes. From easy homemade sandwiches to other classic appetizers

Ingredients for Garlic Aioli

  • Mayonnaise – your favorite mayo makes the perfect base for this aioli. 
  • Garlic – you can’t have garlic aioli without the garlic’s flavor! Mince the peeled garlic cloves. 
  • Fresh lemon juice – adds a refreshing zest to the aioli while balancing the heaviness. 
  • Olive oil – thins out the aioli. 
  • Seasoning – salt and ground black pepper complement the flavors of the aioli. 

See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and quantities.

All the ingredients for garlic aioli in their own glass container.

Substitutions and Variations

This base recipe for garlic aioli is the perfect sauce for experimenting!

  • Chipotle aioli: Add a dash of chipotle sauce for a spicy garlic chipotle aioli. Perfect for a homemade chipotle bowl
  • Cilantro aioli: Chop up some fresh cilantro and add it to the aioli for a refreshing sauce. Cilantro aioli would make the perfect topping for easy shrimp tacos.
  • Sriracha aioli: Add a dash of Sriracha to this aioli to bring it to a high heat – the perfect drizzle for a salmon rice bowl. You can also add a dash of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for a subtle spice. 

How to Make Garlic Aioli:

The easiest step-by-step:

A glass container with the garlic aioli ingredients.

1 – Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl. You can also use an immersion blender or a food processor for the perfect texture.

The combined aioli ingredients in a white bowl.

2 – Add the aioli to a mason jar or an airtight container. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator. 

Serving Suggestions

Recipe FAQs

Can I make the mayo from scratch? 

Making your mayo would be incredible and would surely take this aioli to the next level!

What’s the difference between mayo and aioli? 

Although very similar, aioli has a slightly different texture and is made with the key ingredient, garlic. Not only does the garlic change the flavor profile, but it also alters the texture. 

Can aioli be used as a spread? 

This garlic aioli can absolutely be used as a spread! It tastes incredible on a classic grilled cheese or even a club sandwich

Store & Reheat

  • Storage. This garlic aioli will store in the fridge for 7-10 days. Store in an airtight container or a mason jar. 
  • Freezing. We do not recommend freezing the aioli.

More Sauce Recipes

If you enjoyed this aioli recipe, be sure to try our other popular sauce recipes; here are some of our favorites:

If you tried this garlic aioli recipe or any other recipe on my website, please leave a star rating and let me know how it went in the comments below – we appreciate it!

Garlic Aioli Recipe (Sauce)

Author: Valentina
Homemade aioli in a ceramic jar.
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5 from 1 vote
This garlic aioli is the most incredible condiment. This homemade garlic aioli is the perfect dipping sauce for fries and works as an ideal sandwich spread.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients.
  • Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition

225kcal Calories1g Carbs0.4g Protein24g Fat4g Saturated Fat13g Polyunsaturated Fat7g Monounsaturated Fat0.1g Trans Fat12mg Cholesterol324mg Sodium17mg Potassium0.1g Fiber0.3g Sugar19IU Vitamin A3mg Vitamin C5mg Calcium0.1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Aioli Recipe (Sauce)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 0.4g1%
Vitamin A 19IU0%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)