This quick and easy Lemon Caper Aioli recipe is fresh and light and comes together in less than 5 minutes. Aioli is pretty much the perfect condiment. It goes well with just about everything - on burgers, as a dip for fries, on roasted vegetables, on seafood, with steamed artichokes, you name it.
Ingredients in homemade aioli
Step by Step Instructions
How to make lemon caper aioli
STEP 1: In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, garlic, Dijon, lemon juice, onion powder, capers, salt and pepper.
STEP 2: Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
True aioli is an emulsion of garlic, olive oil, and salt. Over time things like egg, mustard, and lemon have been added to help with the emulsification process. While similar to a mayo in that there is egg emulsified with oil to make a creamy sauce, they are still different. Aioli is traditionally made with olive oil, while mayonnaise is made with a lighter more neutral oil, giving them distinctly different flavors.
Not in the traditional sense. This recipe utilizes mayonnaise as a base to make it a quick and easier version of aioli - all of the flavor with less work.
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