Aioli - a strong garlic mayonnaise to fire up any dish

A southern-european inspired mayonnaise, this is a fiery aioli with a hot, almost chilli-like tang to lift, set alight your taste buds and boost your immune system.

SERVES: approximately 350ml PREP TIME: 20 mins COOK TIME: na


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 250 mls light olive oil
  • 8 cloves fresh garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon, freshly squeezed


  1. Place the yolks and pepper into a blender and blend on a high speed for 2 minutes.
  2. Add 80 mls of the oil very slowly… almost a drip at a time until it starts to thicken and form an emulsion.
  3. Add the garlic and lemon juice and continue to blend on a high speed for 4 minutes.
  4. Then slowly and steadily add the rest of the oil until you have your desired consistency.
  5. To store, decant into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


  • If it needs more thinning, add a little room temperature water.
  • Be warned this is a fiesty aioli… for a gentler option simply reduce the number of garlic cloves used
  • Make sure the person or people you kiss eats some when you do!

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Nut Free  |  Vegetarian

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