5-Minute Pizza Aioli (The Yummiest Dipping Sauce)

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Try our homemade pizza aioli (garlic aioli sauce). It is the perfect dipping and drizzle complement to your favorite light and crispy pizza!

top view of a white creamy aioli sauce for dipping pizza in.
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a garlic aioli sauce drizzled over a slice of cheese pizza on a white plate.

❤️ 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.
white creamy pizza aioli sauce in a small glass jar resting next to tomatoes on the vine.

🥘 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.

creamy white pizza aioli sauce in a clear jar dusted with freshly ground black pepper.

🔪 How to Make Pizza Aioli

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the mayo, garlic, oil, lemon juice, mustard, pepper and salt. Mix well, until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
a close view of a wooden spoon mixing aioli sauce drizzled with olive oil.

🍽 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.
a slice of cheese pizza drizzled with homemade pizza aioli dipping sauce.

🥡 Storing

This sauce keeps in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

fresh pizza aioli sauce surrounded by tomatoes and heads of garlic.

💭 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.

5-Minute Pizza Aioli [The Yummiest Dipping Sauce]

❓ FAQ

What is the difference between mayo and aioli?

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.

How do I use leftover aioli?

Aioli stores in the fridge for one week. During that time, you can use just as you would when you made it fresh.

Is aioli Italian or French?

Aioli is native to the Mediterranean, including France, Italy, Spain and Malta.

white creamy garlic aioli dusted with black pepper.

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5-Minute Pizza Aioli [The Yummiest Dipping Sauce]

5-Minute Pizza Aioli Sauce

Try our homemade pizza aioli (garlic aioli sauce). It is the perfect dipping and drizzle complement to your favorite light and crispy pizza!
4.87 from 43 votes
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

Please refer to the full post above for valuable tips, tricks and information.
You might also like: How to Reheat Pizza in the Oven and 50 Vegetarian Mediterranean Recipes.
Also see: Air Fryer Pizza Rolls.
You might like: Pizza Bowls Recipe.
If you enjoyed this dipping sauce for pizza, you might also like Boom Boom Sauce!

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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32 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Why did I not find this sooner! I have always dipped pizza in extra red sauce – but this. THIS. OMG it’s good.

  2. 5 stars
    Love this simple aioli. We drizzled over homemade pizzas and it was the perfect addition.

  3. 5 stars
    We always dip our pizza in ranch, but we had never dipped it in aioli before. My kids absolutely loved it! It may be their new favorite dip!

  4. 5 stars
    I am somewhat of a fiend for garlic so this was right up my alley. Thank you – delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    This sauce is just perfect for dipping everything and so easy to make too. Perfect!

  6. 5 stars
    I LOVE aioli and this recipe is just fantastic. Perfect for Friday pizza night in my house!

  7. 5 stars
    This is a versatile recipe that is great on so many things the kids loved it on broccoli and for dipping raw veggies! Great recipe

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you for the awesome recipe! I am loving this aioli and can’t wait to use it on all sorts of things!

  9. 5 stars
    We made homemade pizza the other night, and I also made this sauce; it was phenomenal! Best for dipping those pizza crust ends. Just YUM

  10. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness that sounds delicious. I must make this to serve with pizza this weekend.

  11. 5 stars
    I just made this aioli and i think its wonderful! Thought of commenting because it is so easy, delish and tried recipe really! Thank you!

  12. 5 stars
    We are doing pizza night tomorrow night and I can’t wait to add this to our menu! It would be perfect drizzled on top of one of the white pizzas we plan to make!

  13. 5 stars
    It truly is the yummiest dipping sauce ever! Good amount of garlic and love the mustard in this too! Highly recommended! 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    Oh yum! This aioli looks amazing drizzled over the pizza. I love those flavors and how easily it comes together.

  15. 5 stars
    A super quick and healthy addition to pizza. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks for idea!

  16. 5 stars
    This sounds incredible to use as a dip for pizza or as pizza sauce! I’m a sucker for a good aioli!