About the Recipe
Lemon Aioli – a tantalizing blend of flavors that will awaken your taste buds and elevate any dish to new heights of culinary delight. Crafted with a harmonious combination of egg, zesty lemon juice, fragrant lemon zest, tangy mustard, aromatic Maggi seasoning, and a touch of Aromat, this creamy condiment is an absolute sensation.
Delicious doesn't even begin to describe the taste of this Lemon Aioli. The vibrant citrus notes from the lemon juice and zest infuse each bite with a refreshing tang, while the creamy texture and subtle hint of mustard provide a velvety richness that is simply irresistible. The Maggi seasoning and Aromat add an extra depth of flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile and ensuring a truly delectable experience.
But before we indulge in the exceptional flavor of this Lemon Aioli recipe, let's take a moment to appreciate the history behind aioli. Originating from the Mediterranean region, aioli is a traditional sauce that has stood the test of time. In its most authentic form, aioli is made by emulsifying garlic and olive oil, resulting in a lusciously creamy and pungent sauce.
Over time, variations of aioli have emerged, incorporating diverse ingredients to create unique and exciting flavor combinations. My Lemon Aioli is a delightful twist on this classic sauce, introducing the bright and tangy essence of lemons to complement a variety of dishes.
Pairing perfectly with steamed artichokes and asparagus, my Lemon Aioli is an excellent choice for both appetizers and side dishes. The creamy texture and refreshing lemony taste effortlessly enhance the natural flavors of these vegetables, creating a harmonious symphony on your palate.
Whether you're hosting a dinner party, looking to impress your guests, or simply treating yourself to a gourmet culinary experience, my Lemon Aioli is a must-try condiment. Its versatility knows no bounds, and its unforgettable taste will leave you craving more. So go ahead, elevate your meals to new heights with this tantalizing Lemon Aioli – a taste sensation you won't soon forget.
1 teaspoon Mustard
Maggi Seasoning to taste (see blog for alternatives)
Aromat Seasoning to taste (see blog for alternatives)
Lemon Juice from half a lemon
Zest from half a lemon
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (approximately 3/4 cup - 1 cup)
This aioli is so simple to make and tastes so delicious you'll want to make it as a condiment for every summer meal. So good as part of the barbeque spread or as a dipping sauce for appetizers. You'll want to be sure to make a bit extra as I can guarantee seconds will want to be had.
All you need is a blender.
Add the egg, mustard, lemon juice, Maggi and Aromat to the blender.
Tip: Both Maggi and Aromat can be a little tricky to find and aren't available everywhere. Maggi is most often found in the same aisles as Soy Sauce.
If you don't have Maggi seasoning on hand, there are a few substitutes you can use to achieve a similar flavor profile.
Here are some options:
Soy Sauce: Soy sauce can be a suitable replacement for Maggi seasoning as it provides a savory and umami taste. However, keep in mind that soy sauce has a stronger flavor, so you may need to use it sparingly and adjust the quantity according to your taste.
Worcestershire Sauce: Worcestershire sauce can be used as a substitute for Maggi seasoning due to its complex flavor profile, which includes tangy, savory, and slightly sweet notes. It can add depth and richness to your dish, much like Maggi seasoning.
Liquid Aminos: Liquid aminos, such as Bragg's Liquid Aminos, can be an alternative to Maggi seasoning. It is made from soybeans and provides a savory and slightly salty taste. However, like soy sauce, it has a strong flavor, so use it judiciously.
Tamari Sauce: Tamari sauce, which is a gluten-free soy sauce, can also be used as a substitute for Maggi seasoning. It offers a rich, savory taste and can add depth of flavor to your dishes.When using any of these substitutes, start with a smaller amount and adjust to your preference, as the flavor intensity may vary.
Same goes for Aromat.
If you don't have Aromat seasoning available, there are a few alternatives that can provide a similar flavor profile.
Here are some options:
Seasoned Salt: Seasoned salt blends, such as Lawry's Seasoned Salt or any other brand, can be a suitable replacement for Aromat seasoning. They typically contain a mix of salt, herbs, spices, and sometimes monosodium glutamate (MSG), which can add savory and flavorful notes to your dish.
Garlic Salt: Garlic salt, which is a combination of salt and garlic powder, can be used as a substitute for Aromat seasoning if you enjoy the garlic flavor. It adds a savory and garlicky taste to your dishes, enhancing their overall flavor.
All-Purpose Seasoning: All-purpose seasoning blends, like Mrs. Dash or similar brands, can be a versatile replacement for Aromat seasoning. These blends usually contain a mix of herbs, spices, and sometimes salt, providing a well-rounded and flavorful seasoning option.
Onion Powder and Salt: If you enjoy the onion flavor in your dishes, combining onion powder and salt can help replicate some of the flavor profile of Aromat seasoning. It will add a savory and slightly onion-like taste to your recipes.
Remember, the exact flavor of Aromat seasoning may not be replicated perfectly with these substitutes, but they can provide a similar overall seasoning effect. Adjust the quantities according to your taste preferences and the specific recipe you're using.
Blend the ingredients and slowly add in the oil. Make sure to add the oil slowly and to stop from time to time to check the consistency of the aioli. Stop adding the oil once you have achieved the desired thickness. I like mine slightly less dense than store bought mayo.
Once you are satisfied with the consistency, fold in the lemon zest.
As mentioned above, my favorite pairing with this aioli are artichokes and asparagus. However, other veggies work great too. Or why not give it a try with roasted potatoes? Don't be afraid to add your own twist and enjoy!