Dill Aioli with lemon and garlic comes together in minutes and adds a huge flavor. It's great for everyday meals - serve it on salmon, with fries, in sandwiches and wraps, or use it as a topping on burgers or chicken breasts. The possibilities are endless!
Dill aioli is a quick and easy sauce that's packed with flavor. This easy version uses mayonnaise so you can whip it up in minutes!
This recipe uses dill along with lemon and garlic to create a delicious dill sauce. It will wow the tastebuds.
You can use aioli in a variety of different ways. As a dip, it's perfect for serving with crudités or roasted vegetables.
As a dressing, it's great on salads - especially green salads with plenty of herbs. And as a spread, it's perfect for sandwiches and wraps.
You'll never run out of ways to enjoy this deliciously easy and versatile condiment!
What is aioli?
Aioli is a type of garlic mayonnaise. It's made with olive oil, lemon juice, egg yolks, and garlic. Aioli can be flavored with many different herbs and spices - like in this flavor-packed dill aioli.
Why Make This Recipe
If you love the taste of dill, you'll love this dill aioli! It's creamy, zingy, and full of luscious dill flavor.
Storebought aioli can contain unwanted chemicals or preservatives. Homemade contains clean ingredients.
You can control the flavor by adding as much or as little of the seasonings as you prefer.
It can be used as a spread, dip, or dressing making it super versatile.
Homemade aioli turns up the flavor on anything you use it with.
- Mayonnaise - Used as the creamy base for the aioli, mayo mixes well with the herbs and seasonings.
- Minced Garlic Cloves - Adds classic fresh garlic flavor to aioli.
- Fresh Dill - Gives this dip its dill flavor. You can use fresh or dried for this recipe.
- Lemon Juice & Zest - Adds acidity and a bright refreshing citrus flavor to the spread.
- Sea Salt - Balances the bold and zesty flavors. Add to taste.
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Wondering how to make this Garlic Dill Aioli recipe? It's easy!
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Prepare ingredients: Carefully measure out your ingredients. Zest and juice the lemon and finely mince the garlic. Add all ingredients to a small bowl.
Combine Aioli: Whisk together until completely combined and all ingredients are incorporated.
Chill to develop flavors: Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. Use within 5 days of preparing.
Taste the finished dill aioli and adjust seasonings as desired.
If using dried dill, make sure it is not expired as that will turn down the flavor intensity of the aioli.
Make sure the lemon juice is fully whisked into aioli along with the other ingredients to help the flavors absorb properly.
Use a sanitized jar or container to store the aioli to prevent any bacteria from forming.
Chilling the aioli in the fridge is important as it allows the flavors to develop and mingle.
Spice it up by adding a pinch of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.
Add in some fresh herbs like parsley, basil, or cilantro for an extra herb kick.
If you're looking for a vegan version, swap out the mayonnaise for Vegenaise or another vegan mayo substitute.
Use the zest and juice of a lime to change up the citrus flavor profile.
Add smoked salt or a dash of liquid smoke to add a layer of smoky flavor.
Ways to Use Dill Aioli
- As a dressing for potato salad.
- On crab cakes.
- Drizzled over salmon.
- As a dip for raw veggies or potato chips.
- Spread onto smoked salmon.
- As a dip for fries, wedges or tater tots.
- Spread in sandwiches or wraps.
- As a burger sauce.
- Drizzled over air fryer baby potatoes.
- As a sauce for chicken. Try it on Louisiana Rub Wings, Bisquick Oven Fried Chicken, or Air Fryer Drumsticks.
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Storage & Freezing
After chilling for at least 30 minutes, store the lemon garlic dill aioli in an airtight container or jar for up to 5 days.
Because of the nature of mayonnaise, freezing is not recommended.
Mayonnaise is a type of sauce that is made with eggs, oil, vinegar, or lemon juice. Aioli is a variation of mayonnaise that uses garlic as one of the main ingredients.
Yes! You can swap out the regular mayonnaise for a vegan version like Vegenaise without any problems.
If using dried dill, use about 1 teaspoon for every tablespoon of fresh dill.
More sauce and dip recipes
We hope that you love this tasty dill aioli! Be sure to also check out these other side dishes too!
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill finely chopped or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl.
- Whisk together until completely combined.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Store in the fridge and use within 5 days.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.