Creamy Brazilian Garlic Sauce (Molho de Maionese para Churrasco)

This aioli-style garlic mayonnaise is delicious with all kinds of grilled meats, but it is also good on sandwiches or as a dipping sauce for vegetables or grilled bread.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1⁄2 tsp. cumin
  • 1⁄2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 1⁄2 cups mayonnaise


  • Place the garlic and onion in the bowl of a food processor. Process with several brief pulses until finely chopped.
  • Add the lime juice, smoked paprika, cumin, hot pepper sauce, and mayonnaise and process briefly until well mixed and smooth.
  • Store in refrigerator until ready to use, for up to 5 days.