Easy Lemon Garlic Aioli

For all the die hard aioli fans out there, please note the title… EASY lemon garlic aioli.  If you read my blog, you know I try to take the occasional short cut in the kitchen to make my life easier.

Skip the long winded story and jump to the recipe now!


So I didn’t pull out the mortal and pestle.  I don’t actually have one.  I didn’t grind my garlic into a paste.  That’s what Gourmet Garden tubes are for!  And I didn’t whisk egg yolks, mustard, and olive oil together to basically end up with mayo.  Blasphemy!

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had made-from-scratch aioli, and it’s freaking delicious.  But I wanted some aioli for my Low Carb Salmon Patties recipe, and in my mind, I was already spending enough time in the kitchen.  Especially as I also made caulimash to go with it.

So I cut out some time by using mayo as a base.

Aioli can be flavored a number of ways.  The recipe below is a basic lemon garlic base.  But you could adjust the flavors by adding rosemary, italian seasoning, chipotle powder, or saffron.  I’ve even seen a saffron orange aioli floating around the web which sounds amazing.

Aioli can be used as a sauce, a spread, a dip… really just about anything!  I typically use it on fish, but you could just as easily flavor any meat with it.

I normally make the basic recipe below.  Sometimes I’ll increase the lemon, but not too often as the kids start complaining.

Feel free to experiment and let me know if you have any flavors you like to add!

If you want to skip the instructions with the pictures, and just want the written recipe, click here.


Easy Lemon Garlic Aioli



  • -3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • -1 tbsp olive oil
  • -2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • -1 tbsp garlic paste
  • -1/2 tsp Lite salt
  • -1/2 tsp ground black pepper


1.  Add all ingredients into a small bowl.


2.  Whisk ingredients together.


3.  Continue whisking for at least one minute.

lemon garlic aioli

4.  Use it as a dip for veggies, or top your favorite meal with it!  Enjoy!



It’s hard to say how many servings you will get out of this, but if we break it down into teaspoons, there are about 36 servings in this batch.  Using a calculation of 36 teaspoon size servings, this came to about 36 calories, 0 gram net carbs, 0 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fat per teaspoon.  I used the MyFitnessPal recipe creator to calculate nutritional information.  Nutritional values may change based off the ingredient brands you use, and of course, the size/number of servings you make.

I hope everyone enjoys!  Let me know what you think in the comments!

Please don’t mind the mess.

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Easy Lemon Garlic Aioli recipe minus the story:

Easy Lemon Garlic Aioli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 36 servings

Serving Size: 1 tsp

Calories per serving: 36 calories

Fat per serving: 4 g

Saturated fat per serving: 1 g

Sodium per serving: 63 mg


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Lite salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Add all ingredients into a small bowl.
  2. Whisk ingredients until well blended. At least one minute.
  3. Use it as a dip for veggies, or top your favorite meal with! Enjoy!
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  2. This paired perfectly with my Parmesan crusted pork chops!!

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