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Lemon Caper Aioli

This quick and easy Lemon Caper Aioli recipe is fresh and light and comes together in less than 5 minutes. Aioli is pretty much the perfect condiment. It goes well with just about everything – on burgers, as a dip for fries, on roasted vegetables, on seafood, with steamed artichokes, you name it!

a ceramic bowl, full of lemon caper aioli, garnished with a lemon and capers




Ingredient Notes

mayonnaise, dijon, garlic, onion powder, lemon juice, salt, pepper and onion powder all laid out in separate bowls

Ingredients in homemade aioli

  • Mayonnaise: While true homemade aioli starts with an emulsification of oil, garlic, salt and egg, I used mayonnaise as a base to make this a quick and easy keto aioli recipe. (more homemade condiment and dressing recipes)

  • Dijon mustard: The Dijon mustard in this recipe adds a nice tang. You can also use stone ground mustard or spicy brown mustard.

  • Lemon juice: The lemon juice adds a burst of fresh acidity and balances out the intensity of the garlic and onion.

  • Garlic: When it comes to aioli, garlic is the star of the show. If you ask me, the more garlic the better.

  • Onion powder: The onion powder adds a little extra savory flavor to this aioli recipe. If you do not have onion powder, you can also add some dried minced onion.

  • Capers: I love adding capers to my aioli. They add the perfect amount of brininess.

Step by Step Instructions

A mixing bowl with mayo, capers, lemon juice, garlic, salt, dijon, and capers

How to make lemon caper aioli

STEP 1: In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, garlic, Dijon, lemon juice, onion powder, capers, salt and pepper.

A mixing bowl with mayo, capers, lemon juice, garlic, salt, dijon, and capers

STEP 2: Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving. 

A mixing bowl with mayo, capers, lemon juice, garlic, salt, dijon, and capers

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. (be sure to check the expiration date on the condiments you use to make this) These are my favorite condiment jars and lids.

  • Spice it up: Add a little bit of pure horseradish root to make a spicy version.

  • Make your own mayo: You can really amp up this garlic aioli recipe by using this Roasted Garlic Mayo Recipe as the base. If you are not a fan of roasted garlic, try this Easy Peasy 2 Minute Avocado Oil Mayo Recipe.

  • Change up the flavor: For another delicious spin on traditional homemade aioli, try making this Roasted Red Pepper Garlic Aioli Recipe.

  • Add chives: Try it with chives in place of or in addition to the capers. Delicious!

  • Add dill: Some chopped fresh dill really takes this to the next level.

  • Other flavor combos: tomato basil, pesto, cilantro lime, chipotle lime.

Fresh steamed artichoke leaves being dipped in a lemon caper aioli sauce

Frequently Asked Questions

What is aioli? How is it different than mayonnaise?

True aioli is an emulsion of garlic, olive oil, and salt. Over time things like egg, mustard, and lemon have been added to help with the emulsification process. While similar to a mayo in that there is egg emulsified with oil to make a creamy sauce, they are still different. Aioli is traditionally made with olive oil, while mayonnaise is made with a lighter more neutral oil, giving them distinctly different flavors.

Is this recipe a true aioli?

Not in the traditional sense. This recipe utilizes mayonnaise as a base to make it a quick and easier version of aioli – all of the flavor with less work.

Serving Suggestions

  • Use it as a dip for these Steamed Artichokes.

  • Serve it with these Crispy Fish Nuggets instead of tartar.

  • Pair it with these Keto Shrimp Cakes.

  • Use it as a dip for these Air Fryer Potato Wedges.

  • Serve it with these Almond Parmesan Zucchini Crisps.

a ceramic bowl, full of lemon caper aioli, garnished with a lemon and capers

Other Recipes You Might Enjoy

  • Lemon Caper Aioli
  • Not So Secret Burger Sauce
  • Keto Russian Dressing – whole30
  • Garlic Dill Tartar Sauce

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a ceramic bowl, full of lemon caper aioli, garnished with a lemon and capers

Lemon Caper Aioli



  • Author:
    Kyndra Holley

  • Prep Time:
    10 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    0 minutes

  • Total Time:
    10 minutes

  • Yield:
    1 ¼ cups (10 servings)

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free


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This quick and easy Lemon Caper Aioli recipe is fresh and light and comes together in less than 5 minutes. Aioli is pretty much the perfect condiment. It goes well with just about everything – on burgers, as a dip for fries, on roasted vegetables, on seafood, with steamed artichokes, you name it!


Ingredients


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  • 1 cup mayonnaise (get my homemade recipe here)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, garlic, Dijon, lemon juice, onion powder, capers, salt and pepper. Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving. 

Notes

  • net carbs per serving: less than 1 g
  • Storage: store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (be sure to check the expiration date on the condiments you use to make this)
  • Spice it up: Add a little bit of pure horseradish root to make a spicy version.
  • Add chives: Try it with chives in place of or in addition to the capers. Delicious!
  • Other flavor combos: tomato basil, pesto, cilantro lime, chipotle lime.

  • Category: Condiment Recipes
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: French

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 148
  • Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: less than 1 g
  • Fiber: less than 1 g
  • Protein: 1g

Keywords: homemade aioli recipe, lemon caper aioli, garlic aioli recipe, how do you make aioli, what is the difference between mayo and aioli

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