Easy garlic aioli

    35 min

    Use this recipe for a cheat's garlic aioli as a dipping sauce for fish cakes, or to spread on sandwiches. It's ready in minutes and is full of flavour, and no one will know you've used shop-bought mayo!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 165g mayonnaise
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Mix mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.


    For a lighter aioli, substitute Greek yoghurt or soured cream for up to half of the mayo.


    Easy garlic aioli
    Easy garlic aioli

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    Great! Really quick to make and it's really tasty. I made it to go with steak and the kids (including the husband) really enjoyed it. I used light mayo and no one noticed. I will be making it again!  -  02 Jun 2015


    So much easier than preparing it from scratch and with great results! Loved it, and it was perfect to accompany our crab cakes. I made no changes, nor will I next time.  -  23 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I loved this! I used this to dip my Garlic Pita Bread Bites I made from this site and they went very well together. I will say that the resting time is needed because if you don't 'rest' your dip will taste way too much like lemon juice. If you let it sit you won't have that lip puckering lemon tang.  -  05 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)