Grilled Lemon Aioli

Aioli gets a smoky flavor infusion thanks to grill lemon halves. Get ready to start spreading the DIY sauce on just about everything!

Grilled Lemon Aioli
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 1/4 cups


  • 1 large lemon, cut in half

  • 3 large egg yolks

  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • ½ cup avocado oil

  • ½ cup olive oil


  1. On a hot grill, grill 1 large halved lemon, cut sides down, 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly charred. Remove from heat; let cool. Juice lemon (about 2 Tbsp.).

  2. Meanwhile, in a blender add 3 large egg yolks; 2 tsp. Dijon mustard; 1 clove garlic, grated; 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt; and the lemon juice. In a 2-cup measure, combine 1/2 cup each avocado oil and olive oil. Turn blender to low and, with the motor running, slowly drizzle in oil mixture. Blend 2 to 3 minutes or until dip is thick and yellow.

No Avocado Oil?

Use 1 cup olive oil and omit the avocado oil.


Use pasteurized egg yolks if serving to anyone with compromised immune system.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
12g Fat
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 5mg 0%
Folate, total 4.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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