Traditional Aioli

Aioli is a simple Spanish garlic sauce with origins in Catalonia. Made with a mortar and pestle with lots of garlic, it is laborious but worth it.

Serves: 24Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 pasteurized raw egg yolk
  • 1½ cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Directions

  • Put the salt in the bottom of the mortar and then add the garlic cloves. Pound the garlic into a mush, and then a paste, with the pestle.
  • Add the lemon juice (squeeze your own for best flavor) and pound it into the garlic paste. Add the egg yolk and pound it into the garlic.
  • Add the olive oil drop by drop to the garlic paste while pounding with the pestle until it emulsifies; keep adding the oil steadily, drop by drop, whisking with a wire whip until all of the oil is incorporated. Add water if it gets too thick.

Recipe Information

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 pasteurized raw egg yolk
  • 1½ cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Directions

  • Put the salt in the bottom of the mortar and then add the garlic cloves. Pound the garlic into a mush, and then a paste, with the pestle.
  • Add the lemon juice (squeeze your own for best flavor) and pound it into the garlic paste. Add the egg yolk and pound it into the garlic.
  • Add the olive oil drop by drop to the garlic paste while pounding with the pestle until it emulsifies; keep adding the oil steadily, drop by drop, whisking with a wire whip until all of the oil is incorporated. Add water if it gets too thick.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories120
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium25mg
Total Carbohydrate0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein0g