Easy Basil Aioli

This Basil Aioli is not only super easy to make, it’s absolutely delicious! The perfect condiment for your turkey sandwiches. Yummy!

easy basil aioli

I was making the family some turkey sandwiches one day and I wanted to do something a little different than the usual mustard or mayonnaise. I decided to make this Basil Aioli with is super easy to make.

easy basil aioli

Aioli is a creamy sauce very similar to mayonnaise. The major difference between the two is that Aioli is typically made of garlic, salt, and olive oil while mayonnaise is made from egg yolks and canola oil. While similar in appearance, the flavor profile of each is very different.

basil aioli on turkey sandwich
Basil Aioli on Hoagie Roll

When making this aioli I usually just whisk everything together in a small bowl until it’s nice and creamy. Alternatively, you can combine all the ingredients in a food processor and puree till smooth. I hate cleaning my food processor so I make mine by hand.

fresh basil leaves
Fresh Basil Leaves

Whenever I cook and need lemon juice I prefer to use fresh lemons. Since I have a lemon tree at home I always have some on-hand.

Since one lemon can yield anywhere between 3 and 5 tablespoons of lemon juice, you might find it a bit wasteful since this recipe only calls for 1/2 teaspoon.

You can either freeze the rest in an ice cube tray or put the lemons in your garbage disposal.

aioli on sandwich

Besides putting aioli on your favorite sandwich, you can also use it on grilled salmon, vegetables or even chicken. Actually, it goes well with just about everything so go ahead and experiment with it.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Easy Basil Aioli recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Fresh Basil, Garlic Cloves, Lemon Juice, Yellow Mustard and Mayonnaise.

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic and basil with the lemon juice, yellow mustard and mayonnaise.
  2. Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Printable Recipe Card

Easy Basil Aioli

Easy Basil Aioli

This Basil Aioli is not only super easy to make, it's absolutely delicious! The perfect condiment for your turkey sandwiches. Yummy!
4.55 from 11 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Dips, Spreads & Aioli
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 129 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Basil, very finely chopped
  • 1 small Garlic Clove, minced
  • ½ Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ Tsp Yellow Mustard
  • Cup Mayonnaise

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic and basil with the lemon juice, yellow mustard and mayonnaise.
  • Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Notes

→ Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 126mgPotassium: 9mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 166IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Mary says:

    Great recipe everyone loved it.

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