The best turmeric and garlic aioli

This recipe creates a homemade aioli that's fragrant in flavour and silky in texture. You’ll want to slather it on everything! For those who haven't made aioli before, it's easier than you think

By Eleanor Ozich
  • 5 mins preparation
  • Makes 1 cup
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  • 2 free-range egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 2 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • sea salt
  • 1 cup mild olive oil


  • 1
    Place the egg yolks, garlic, turmeric and lemon zest in a blender. Add a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 2
    Begin to blend on low and start to pour in the olive oil in a slow, steady trickle. You will know the aioli is ready when the consistency begins to resemble a thick, glossy mayonnaise.
  • 3
    Lastly, add the lemon juice. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed. Aioli will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge.