Lemon Aioli

The delicate flavor of this lemon aioli is the perfect accompaniment to a burger or sandwich. The canola oil adds body, while the olive oil adds just enough flavor to complement the other ingredients without overpowering them.

a recipe photo of the Lemon Aioli served in a bowl
Photo: Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature

  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest, grated with a microplane

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ½ small clove garlic, grated with a microplane

  • 1 ½ teaspoons white-wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Place egg yolks, egg, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender; process on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. With the processor running, slowly pour canola oil and olive oil through the chute, processing until combined and thickened, about 3 minutes.

To make ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Stir well before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

77 Calories
9g Fat
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 28
Serving Size 1 Tbsp.
Calories 77
% Daily Value *
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 27IU 1%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Vitamin D 4IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 3mcg 1%
Vitamin K 3mcg 3%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Potassium 6mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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