Cooking Tapas style – Alioli

Aioli , derived from alh for ‘garlic’ +  òli for ‘oil’ , is a traditional sauce made of garlic , olive oil and lemon juice. Some recipes add egg yolks but for those who would rather add mustard even that works . In Spain , it is commonly made with the addition of tomato and is usually served at room temperature.

It can be served with seafood , fish soup , croutons , potatoes , cauliflower, raw tomatoes , zucchini or even snails and mollusks.

Recipe (serves 8) :

Ingredients : 

– 3 cloves garlic


– salt to taste ( please use lesser if using mustard instead of eggs)

-1-2 egg yolks ( or 1.5 tablespoons of mustard)

– 2 cups or 500 ml of Olive Oil

– 2 table spoons of white wine vinegar or lemon juice

Preparation :

  1. Crush the garlic with a little salt to a paste in a mortar.
  2. Transfer to bowl and add egg yolks / mustard.
  3. Stir lightly with a whisk and then gradually whisk in the oil , 1-2 teaspoons at a time until about a quarter has been added to the bowl. Then whisk in the remaining oil to create a mayonnaise type of creamy paste.
  4. Then add the vinegar / lemon juice with 1-2 tablespoons of warm water.
  5. Serve at room temperature.

We suggest you try this recipe with Dolce Vita Olive Oil and Mild Dijon Mustard available at and through retailers across India. For further information write to :


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