basil aioli

Basil Aioli

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This recipe for basil aioli is herby, creamy, and delicious. It’s important to closely follow the directions – the oil needs to be added slowly to make sure it fully combines.

basil aioli

Why You’ll Love this Basil Aioli

This recipe for basil aioli is an excellent creamy topping for fries, steak, fishcakes, roasted veggies, and more. It’s incredibly useful and versatile.


Ingredients for Basil Aioli

Here’s what you’ll need to make an excellent aioli.

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves


How to Make this Recipe

  1. Whisk the egg yolk, garlic, salt, and 2 teaspoons of water in a small bowl. 
  2. Continue to whisk the egg mixture and very slowly drizzle in the grapeseed oil, while continuing to whisk.
  3. Very slowly add the olive oil to the egg mixture, continue to whisk until the consistency is quite thick.
  4. Add the lemon juice, black pepper, and basil leaves and stir to combine.


A Note about Consuming Aioli

Please note – consuming raw eggs may increase the risk of foodborne illnesses. Children, pregnant women, and the elderly should not consume raw eggs.

Yield: about 1 cup

Basil Aioli

basil aioli

This recipe for basil aioli is herby, creamy, and delicious.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Whisk the egg yolk, garlic, salt, and 2 teaspoons of water in a small bowl. 
  2. Continue to whisk the egg mixture and very slowly drizzle in the grapeseed oil, while continuing to whisk.
  3. Very slowly add the olive oil to the egg mixture, continue to whisk until the consistency is quite thick.
  4. Add the lemon juice, black pepper, and basil leaves and stir to combine.

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