Aioli is a rich, creamy sauce traditionally made with garlic, egg yolks, lemon juice, and olive oil, using a mortar and pestle. It is a staple condiment in Provence, France and the Catalonia region of Spain. There are countless variations out there in the world—and many of them omit egg yolks, use mayonnaise as a shortcut, or include other spices. Whichever way it’s prepared, aioli is found served alongside an array of dishes that range from burgers and fries to vegetable crudités and boiled eggs.
Sample aioli in the Salmon Burgers with Chive Aioli this week.