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How to Make Black Garlic Aioli – Black Garlic Mayo Recipe

I´m a huge fan of the classic garlic aioli, It´s a creamy garlicky mayonnaise type sauce that goes with just about anything. With that in mind, a couple of weeks ago I noticed my local grocery store started selling black garlic. As a garlic-oholic, I immediately bought some and ran back home. When I tasted the black garlic it blew me away, totally not what I expected, soft and sweet, it was devine.

How to Make Black Garlic Aioli
The first idea that ran through my head was to create a black garlic aioli, so I got to work in the kitchen. After a couple of test run recipes the perfect black garlic aioli was born. Today I´m going to show you How to Make Black Garlic Aioli. It is a sweet and salty mayo like sauce that literally goes with just about anything, from grilled fish to grilled vegetables, but I love it spread on a crunchy baguette 🙂 . 

How to Make Black Garlic Aioli
Invented by the Asians thousands of years ago for medicinal reasons, black garlic has a ton of healthy benefits to it. First off black garlic is made by slowly baking each bulb of garlic in a very low heat for several weeks, this does not caramalize the garlic so it doesn´t lose any of its health benefits.

How to Make Black Garlic Aioli
Black garlic has more allicin than raw garlic, double the antioxidants and is rich in amino acids. If you can´t find black garlic in your local grocery store, you can get some on And remember this, black garlic cannot replace raw garlic in a recipe, they´re 2 completely different types of ingredients. Check out the video below on How to Make Black Garlic Aioli or print out the recipe card below. Salud!

Watch the Video Below on How to Make Black Garlic Aioli

Black Garlic Aioli Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • -4 cloves black garlic
  • -1 clove raw garlic
  • -1 organic egg yolk
  • -1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • -1/2 cup extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -sea salt


  1. Finely mince 4 cloves of black garlic and finely dice 1 raw clove of garlic, add both minced garlics to a mortar and using a pestle pound down on the garlics until you form a paste
  2. Then add 1 organic egg yolk at room temperature, season with with sea salt and add about 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  3. Start slowly pouring in 1/2 cup of extra virgin Spanish olive oil while you mix all the ingredients together in a circular motion, once all the olive oil has been added you should have a mayonnaise like consistency (very important that you don´t stop stirring the mixture while you pour in the oil)
  4. Cover the mortar with seran wrap and add to the fridge for at least 1 hour to let all the flavors develop, it should hold for up to 3 days in the fridge
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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    20 . Aug . 2020

    I can’t wait to try this! I have not used black garlic before. Albert, you’re site is looking gorgeous!

    04 . Jun . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      You will love this Stacey! thank you so much for your comment, much love 🙂

      04 . Jun . 2018

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