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Homemade Spanish Aioli

Aioli has to be Spain´s best known sauce around the world. It originated in Mallorca, Spain and was first made with just garlic and extra virgin olive oil. In today´s version we add egg, which makes it alot easier to make.

Homemade Spanish Aioli
This homemade aioli is a creamy and garlicky sauce that can be used is so many ways, and you gotta says it´s healthy too! raw olive oil and raw garlic! one taste and you will be hooked.

Homemade Spanish Aioli
The secret here is to use high-quality extra virgin olive oil. Watch the video below or print out the recipe card below to make this classic Aioli from scratch and enjoy one of Spain´s treasures to the food world. Salud!

Watch the Video Below on How to Make Homemade Spanish Aioli

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Aioli

Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Fresh Egg
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Sea Salt


  1. Mince the Garlic

  2. Add to a mortar and pestle

  3. Using the pestle, pound down on the garlic until it becomes a paste

  4. Add egg yolk to the garlic (discard egg white)

  5. Add 1/2 tsp lemon juice

  6. Add a pinch of salt

  7. Start adding the extra virgin olive oil in a slow stream into the garlic and egg and start stirring without stopping

  8. Continue to add the olive oil in a slow stream while never stopping to stir the aioli

  9. Once you are done with all the olive oil, your aioli is done! It should have the consistency of mayonnaise

  10. Enjoy!

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  1. Corinne Muggeridge

    Hi Albert,
    How long does the aioli last in the fridge?
    Kind regards
    Corinne in West Sussex, England.

    15 . Mar . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Between 2 to 3 days 🙂 Much love!

      17 . Mar . 2024
  2. Cecilia Ice-Mays

    Is it possible to simply use a garlic press instead of a pestle and mortar? Would doing so affect the consistency of the aioli?

    16 . Apr . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      In all honesty I have never tried making aioli with a garlic press, so I can´t tell you, however, I am sure it is possible, press the garlic into a bowl and using a whisk blend with the egg and then slowly add in the olive oil as you continue to whisk 🙂 much love

      16 . Apr . 2021
  3. Dan Douglas

    5 stars
    Excellent instruction. Is that a special Spanish bowl (mortar) and wood pounder implement (pestle) for making aioli? Where is it sold/ Many thanks. Dan in Manhattan, NY

    04 . Apr . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      In Spain, this is just your standard pestle & mortar, but you can use any type of pestle & mortar to make this aioli, sometimes they have it in amazon, but I rarely have seen it, much love and stay safe 🙂

      06 . Apr . 2020

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