Homemade Spanish Aioli

Homemade 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. 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. 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!

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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