This easy, flavorful garlic dill aioli is the perfect dip or sauce for fried seafood. It's great with tilapia, cod, salmon and other fish and you can easily make it ahead of time.
For another flavorful fresh herb aioli, also check out this chimichurri aioli.
What is dill aioli?
Dill aioli is a creamy sauce made with dill and other ingredients, like garlic and mayonnaise.
Originally, aioli was an emulsion of just olive oil and garlic. But over time the definition of the term "aioli" evolved to include mayonnaise sauces flavored with herbs or spices.
Dill aioli ingredients:
In addition to the traditional dill aioli ingredients, the recipe here also includes a hard boiled egg. A boiled egg is an unusual ingredient in an aioli but it really works great here. It counters the sourness of the mayonnaise and creates a wonderful, silky creaminess similar to that of deviled egg filling.
Recipe and ingredient notes:
- Be sure to mince the garlic as finely as possible to release maximum flavor. (Alternatively, press the garlic through a garlic press.)
- Fresh dill is best for this recipe and I don't recommend substituting dried dill. You need about 6 sprigs of fresh dill for this recipe. If you have more than that on hand, use it to make this salmon panini sandwich recipe!
How to use dill aioli:
- Dill aioli is great with boiled potatoes and fried or baked fish, such as cod or salmon.
- Serve dill aioli as a sauce with crab cakes or salmon cakes.
- Spread dill aioli onto fish burgers.
How to make it:
This aioli is made in a matter of minutes. Simply add all ingredients to a bowl and stir together.
How to store it:
Transfer the aioli to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 day.
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Dill Aioli Recipe
- measuring cups and spoons
- knife and cutting board
- garlic press (optional)
- mixing bowl
- wooden spoon
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill* (also called dill weed)
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced or pressed through a garlic press
- 1 whole, large, hard boiled egg, cooled, peeled and finely chopped
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until well combined.
Nutrition Information (Estimated):
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