Faux Aioli

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My friend Honore jokes that she’ll put lemon seeds in a dish of doctored-up jar mayonnaise to give her quickie aioli an air of authenticity. Feel free to serve this faux aioli recipe — pungent with smashed garlic and made with a mix of light and regular mayonnaise — with or without seeds.

Faux Aioli

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1/4 cup


  1. 1 clove garlic, smashed and peeled
  2. Sea salt
  3. 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  4. 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  5. 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (Meyer lemon is especially good, if you can get your hands on one)
  6. 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley


Mash the garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt in a mortar and pestle, and stir in mayonnaise, light mayonnaise and lemon juice. Scoop into a serving bowl and sprinkle with parsley.



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