Classic Aioli


Notes: If you're concerned about salmonella or bacteria in raw eggs, use pasteurized whole eggs (available through some grocery stores). Or make our egg-safe quick aioli (recipe follows), which is based on purchased mayonnaise. If using a pungent, peppery extra-virgin olive oil, start with 1/3 to 1/2 cup, then add a milder oil to make 1 cup total. You can store the aioli airtight in the refrigerator up to 1 week. PREP TIME: About 10 minutes.

Makes about 1 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)


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1 large egg (see notes)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 to 6 cloves garlic, peeled
About 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup olive oil (see notes)


1. In a blender or food processor, whirl egg, lemon juice, garlic to taste, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until well blended.

2. With machine running, gradually add olive oil in a thin, steady stream until all is incorporated. Add more salt to taste.

Quick Aioli: Omit the egg and oil, and use 1 cup purchased mayonnaise instead. Whirl mayonnaise with lemon juice, garlic, and salt until smooth. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition analysis per tablespoon

Created date

February 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 125
Caloriesfromfat 100 %
Protein 0.4 g
Fat 14 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Carbohydrate 0.4 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 40 mg
Cholesterol 13 mg