Homemade Garlic Aioli Recipe

Whip up homemade garlic aioli in minutes for a flavorful addition to any meal.


4/25/20241 min read

burger with cheese and vegetable on stainless steel tray
burger with cheese and vegetable on stainless steel tray

Garlic aioli is a classic condiment, known for its creamy texture and bold garlic flavor. While it may sound fancy, making homemade garlic aioli is surprisingly simple and requires just a few basic ingredients. Not only does homemade aioli taste fresher and more vibrant than store-bought versions, but you also have full control over the quality of ingredients used. Plus, customizing the flavor to your liking is a breeze, whether you prefer a subtle hint of garlic or a robust garlic punch. Our favorite way to eat this is super simple - dip your fries in it!

Traditional aioli is made first by making your own mayo. Our simple garlic aioli recipe uses store-bought mayo for a helpful shortcut, but if you want to make your own mayo, we recommend this Inspired Taste recipe.


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, combine minced garlic, mayonnaise, and lemon juice.

  2. Mix well until the garlic is evenly distributed throughout the aioli.

  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

  5. Serve as a dip for fries, a spread for sandwiches, or a topping for grilled meats and vegetables.