Have a few spare seconds and looking for a yummy topping/dip/dressing? Ever tried to make your own aioli? Now's the time! Try this super simple and tasty recipe and you may never look back! Garlic-y with a hit of creamy lemon it is a perfect partner to so many dishes!
You will be surprised how easy and quick this recipe is!
What You Need:
3/4 cup oil of choice,
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
Grated zest from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
1 large or 2 small garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
Fine sea salt
What To Do:
Put the egg, egg yolk, lemon zest, juice, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender or Ninja style processor.
Blend the egg mixture on medium speed for about 15 seconds.
Increase the speed to high and start pouring the oil into the blender in a slow, steady stream. Continue blending until all the oil is incorporated and the mixture is thickened. If using a Ninja - pour all ingredients in at the same time and blend until creamy- around 20 seconds.
Taste for seasoning and add more lemon or salt if you like.
Transfer to a jar or other container and use right away or refrigerate up to 5 days.
A few other flavour ideas if you are looking for inspiration:
Smoky Chipotle Aioli: Add 1 or 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to the blender after drizzling in the oil, then blend on low until pureed.
Sriracha Aioli: Stir in 2 or 3 tablespoons sriracha sauce (or to taste) to the finished aioli.
Fresh Herb Aioli: Add a few tablespoons of fragrant tender herbs to the blender before adding the oil – try fresh chopped tarragon, chives or basil.
Cilantro-Lime Aioli: Use grated fresh lime zest and lime juice instead of the lemon, and 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro.
Roasted Garlic Aioli: Omit the raw garlic clove and blend 3 or 4 cloves ofroasted garlic instead.
Pesto Aioli: stir a tablespoon or more prepared pesto into the aioli.