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3 Ingredient Roasted Garlic Aioli

A super simple way to make "aioli" using three ingredients: roasted garlic, mayonnaise, and lemon juice! Of course, you'll want to add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper, too. Enjoy as a dip or spread with your favorite recipes!
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Course: Dip
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Becca Mills


  • 1 garlic bulb
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the top off of the garlic bulb, approximately 1/2 inch down, so that the tops of each garlic clove is exposed. Place in a piece of aluminum foil and drizzle olive oil on the top of the garlic bulb. Wrap the foil around the bulb and bake for 20-25 minutes until cloves are tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Let the garlic bulb cool slightly until you're able to handle it; turn upside down and squeeze out the garlic cloves. Roughly chop the cloves (or alternatively mix into the mayonnaise with a fork to break them apart). Stir into mayonnaise mixture until completely incorporated, being sure to taste test for salt levels again.
  • Serve as a dip, on a sandwich, or with seafood dinner. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days.


Additional add-ins: fresh or dried herbs! Chives and rosemary are my favorites.
You can use freshly minced garlic, but it will have a much more potent garlic punch.
This recipe makes approximately 3/4 cup of aioli. 


Serving: 1.5tbsp | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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