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Quick & Easy Herbed Aioli

This creamy herbed aioli comes together in minutes and will instantly elevate your meals. Serve it as a dip for Grilled Potatoes or Oven Fries (or other veggies), spoon it over chicken or white fish, slather it on sandwiches and burgers, and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy aioli, garlic herb aioli, herbed aioli
Servings: 1 cup


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, basil, tarragon, dill and/or chervil


  • In a medium bowl, combine the lemon juice and garlic. If you have the time, let it sit for 5 minutes (this will mellow out the garlic). Whisk in the mayonnaise and chopped herbs (I prefer to do a mix of at least 2 herbs—you can use whatever you like or have!). Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Do Ahead: The aioli can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
  • You can use a mix of wherever fresh herbs you like in this herbed aioli. Parsley, chives, basil, tarragon, dill and/or chervil are all fantastic.
  • For a vegan aioli, use a vegan mayonnaise .
  • Grating the garlic using a microplane allows it to fully integrate into the aioli, but you could finely chop it instead.
  • For a milder garlic flavor, add a crushed garlic clove to the lemon juice and let it sit for 15-30 minutes (the garlic will infuse the lemon juice with a mild garlic flavor). Remove the clove before adding the mayonnaise.
  • For a Mexican style aioli, swap out the lemon juice for lime juice and use fresh cilantro. 
  • You can transform this aioli into a creamy salad dressing by adding more lemon juice (it should taste bright yet balanced).
  • This herbed aioli is AMAZING with these Grilled Potatoes and Oven Fries!