Roasted Garlic Aioli will elevate the flavor of anything you use it with! The soft, sweet flavor of roasted garlic blends smoothly into this mayonnaise-based condiment. Spread it on sandwiches, use it as a sauce with steak or chicken, or as a dip for crispy french fries!
Roasted Garlic Aioli Recipe
Once you start making this roasted garlic aioli, you’ll be making it weekly. A creamy, flavorful condiment that works so well in so many applications. We love using it as a spread on this Meatloaf Sandwich, or as a dip for crispy Steak Fries.
You can roast the garlic in a traditional manner in the oven, or try making our Air Fryer Roasted Garlic to use in this sauce instead. Either way, you’ll end up with an addicting, bright, delicious aioli that will become a staple in your refrigerator.
How To Roast Garlic In The Oven
Start by cutting the top third off of a head of garlic. This recipe will work with one head of garlic or up to as many as you need to make. Make sure that the cut exposes all of the cloves of garlic for the garlic to roast properly.
Place the head of garlic in a piece of foil that’s large enough to wrap all around the garlic. Drizzle the head of garlic with olive oil and then season with salt and pepper.
Wrap the head of garlic up in the foil and place on a baking sheet in the a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes. The garlic should be caramelized and soft, if it needs more time wrap it up again and place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes.
After the garlic cools slightly, squeeze the cloves out into a bowl. Use a fork to smash the roasted garlic so that it’s smooth and will blend into the sauce easily.
Add mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper to the bowl and whisk to combine with the roasted garlic. For best results, let the aioli chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to let the flavors blend together.
What Do You Serve Roasted Garlic Aioli With?
Like we mentioned above, this garlic aioli is delicious used as a dip or a spread on sandwiches or burgers. We also use it as a dip for grilled chicken, fish or steak. The cool sauce combined with warm meats and fish is a delicious combination.
- Shoestring French Fries
- Steamed Broccoli
- Parmesan Haddock
- Breaded Shrimp Recipe
- Tuna Cakes
- Italian Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich
- New York Strip Steak
How Long Does Aioli Last In The Refrigerator?
This Roasted Garlic Aioli will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week. Make sure to keep the aioli in an air tight container for the ultimate freshness.
Avoid freezing aioli as this mayonnaise based sauce will separate or “break” upon defrosting. This recipe makes about a cup at a time, so we usually don’t run into the problem of throwing any away.
To switch up the flavors in this garlic aioli, you can add fresh herbs like basil, much like we do in this Garlic Basil Mayonnaise. Other herbs could include tarragon, thyme or parsley.
Traditionally, aioli is made from an emulsion of garlic and olive without the use of mayonnaise. We Americans have come to love this mayo-based, creamy version. If you’re looking to try a more traditional aioli, check out this delicious version!
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Homemade Roasted Garlic Aioli is creamy, garlicky, and so easy to make. Slather it on burgers or sandwiches or use it as a dip for vegetables or french fries!
- 1 head of garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Fresh ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Start by cutting the top third off of a head of garlic. This recipe will work with one head of garlic or up to as many as you need to make. Make sure that the cut exposes all of the cloves of garlic for the garlic to roast properly.
- Place the head of garlic in a piece of foil that’s large enough to wrap all around the head of garlic. Drizzle the head of garlic with olive oil and then season with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.
- Wrap the head of garlic up in the foil and place on a baking sheet in the oven for 45 minutes. The garlic should be caramelized and soft, if it needs more time wrap it up again and place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes.
- Squeeze the cloves of garlic into bowl and use a fork to smash the cloves until smooth. Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine, cover and let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to blend the flavors.
Store: Store the garlic aioli covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- Category: Marinades & Sauces
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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