Try our homemade pizza aioli (garlic aioli sauce). It is the perfect dipping and drizzle complement to your favorite light and crispy pizza!
❤️ Why You'll Love This Recipe!
- Super easy to make one-bowl recipe.
- Very quick to make (like 5 minutes!).
- Something about tangy tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese and Italian spices in a traditional pizza really complements the sharp, yet smooth flavors of this aioli sauce.
- Rich and flavorful.
- Smooth and creamy
- Versatile and can be enjoyed many different ways.
- Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free, with a vegan option.
🥘 Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
Mayonnaise: The better quality the mayo you use, the tastier this aioli will be. For regular mayonnaise, I recommend making your own or using the Kraft brand. Yes, you can make this aioli vegan! Simply use vegan mayo in place of conventional. Follow Your Heart avocado oil vegan mayo is a fave around here.
Fresh garlic: You might worry that fresh garlic might be too strong, but it actually works perfectly. It almost melts into the other ingredients and tenderizes a bit due to the acids - it's delicious!
Olive oil: This lends additional creaminess to this aioli. If you would rather omit, you can, though it won't be quite as silky smooth.
Lemon juice: This balances and lightens some of the other flavors in this recipe. In a pinch, you can swap it our for apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar or lime juice.
Dijon mustard: This adds a really beautiful hint of mustard, without being overwhelming - it's truly yummy! If you do not have Dijon on hand, you can use any kind of mustard you prefer in its place.
Black pepper: Adds a bit of savory spice. If you love black pepper, you can add more; if you dislike it, you can omit it.
Salt: No aioli is complete without the flavor enhancer that is salt. I love to use Himalayan pink salt.
🔪 How to Make Pizza Aioli
- In a mixing bowl, combine the mayo, garlic, oil, lemon juice, mustard, pepper and salt. Mix well, until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
🍽 How-to Serve
- Use as a dip for pizza or drizzle over your slice of pizza.
- For those of you who leave your pizza crusts on your plate, this makes an excellent dip to make the crust more appetizing.
- Drizzle over roasted veggies.
- Serve alongside burritos or quesadillas.
- Use as a salad dressing. It's especially delicious drizzled over a bed of arugula or spinach.
- Use as a dip for french fries or potato wedges.
- Use as a dip for a veggie tray or an assortment of fresh veggies like cherry tomatoes, broccoli, or carrots.
- Drizzle over scrambled eggs.
- Serve alongside a good cheese board.
- Use as a pizza sauce on your favorite pizza.
- Use as a dip for roasted or grilled artichokes.
This sauce keeps in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
💭 Top Tip
If you want this aioli sauce as light, creamy and whipped as possible, pop the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, instead of whisking by hand.
Mayo and aioli are both classified as emulsions. Traditional aioli is made with just garlic and olive oil, whereas mayonnaise is made with egg yolks and oil. In this recipe, we are making a shortcut aioli.
Aioli stores in the fridge for one week. During that time, you can use just as you would when you made it fresh.
Aioli is native to the Mediterranean, including France, Italy, Spain and Malta.
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5-Minute Pizza Aioli Sauce
- 1 cup mayonnaise use vegan mayo for vegan option
- 4 cloves garlic minced or grated
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice fresh or bottled
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- In a mixing bowl, combine the mayo, garlic, olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, salt and black pepper. Mix until smooth and creamy.
- Use right away or keep stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Enjoy!
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