Herb Lemon Aioli is an all-purpose sauce that can be used as a creamy addition to any meal! Aioli brings out the natural flavors in pretty much everything you add it to. You’ll be adding this aioli sauce to everything by the time you’re done!
Herb Lemon Aioli is a delicious condiment perfect for sandwiches, as a dipping sauce and even as a marinade! Garlic, lemon, mayonnaise, and some fresh herbs combined, is what makes up this Herb Lemon Aioli sauce!
What is aioli? I know it sounds fancy to say but it’s actually traditionally an emulsion made up of garlic, egg, and olive oil. What a shocker! Were you expecting something a bit more gourmet, cause I have to say I was the first time I heard the word.
Traditionally back in the day people would make aioli using a mortar and a pestle, but seriously who has time for that in this day and age. How about put everything in the food processor and pulse until smooth? Sounds pretty good to me!
Since mayonnaise is made up of oil, egg yolks, and either lemon juice or vinegar, it works perfectly with making this Herb Lemon Aioli. Garlic, mayonnaise, lemon juice, fresh dill, parsley, chives, and lemon zest all blended in a food processor creates this exquisite masterpiece.You can make a variety of aioli sauces just by using your garlic and mayonnaise as a base and adding in whatever you think goes. If you’re feeling like adding something spicy to your dish, then add some chiles and lime juice. If you want to just go the more classic route then you just need garlic, and mayonnaise. The possibilities are endless!
Use it as a dipping sauce with fries, and onion rings. Even smother it on some broccoli, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, green beans, and roast them in the oven. Or even on a burger, steak, seafood, chicken, literally anything you can think of, Aioli sauce goes amazing with it!
If you liked this Aioli Dipping Sauce, be sure to check out these other easy sauce recipes:
Tools for making Herb Lemon Aioli:
Mini Food Processor– I use this thing daily! It is by far my most used kitchen appliance, it is small and I throw all the parts into the dishwasher, well except the base and cord, of course!
- 2 cloves garlic , coarsely chopped
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill , leaves only
- 1 tablespoon fresh flat parsley , leaves only
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
In a small food processor combine garlic and mayonnaise. Grind until smooth and creamy.
Add lemon juice, dill, flat parsley, chives and lemon zest, pulsing until smooth.
Transfer to a serving dish, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Aioli will stay good in the fridge for 2-3 days.