Make a Roasted Garlic Aioli to spread on sandwiches or to use as a flavorful dip for veggies, chips, fries and more. Learn how to roast whole heads of garlic in the oven and then mix into a creamy and tangy dip!
Make the most delicious aioli for spreading and dipping with roasted heads of garlic
I love to use different aiolis and flavored mayos to spread on sandwiches or to use as a dip for French fries. After purchasing several varieties at the store, I decided it was time to make my own recipe!
I roasted two heads of garlic prior to mixing them into this creamy aioli resulting in a smooth and subtle garlic flavor that is easier to digest than a raw garlic dip. Follow this roasted garlic aioli recipe to learn a simple method for roasting full heads of garlic in the oven and then mixing them into a smooth and creamy sauce!
What kitchen tools will I need to make this creamy dairy free aioli?
- Tinfoil and baking pan
- Measuring cups and measuring spoons
- Food processor
- Glass jar for storage – I use half pint jars
What ingredients will I need to make this roasted garlic aioli?
- Heads of garlic
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Mayonnaise – I like to buy avocado oil mayo at the store or your can use my homemade One Minute Mayo
- Lemon juice
- Dijon mustard
- Smoked paprika
- Balsamic vinegar
How to roast garlic?
You can roast whole heads of garlic in the oven. Just drizzle oil over trimmed heads of garlic and season with salt and pepper.
Then, wrap the seasoned heads of garlic in tinfoil. Place in an oven safe dish and roast at 400F for 40-50 minutes or until the garlic is soft and fragrant.
Roasted Garlic vs. Raw Garlic
Roasted garlic will give your recipes a softer, more subtle garlic flavor while raw garlic gives a strong, sharp punch of garlic flavor. Roasted garlic cloves are subtle enough to be spread directly onto toast.
You can sub roasted garlic cloves for raw garlic cloves in any of your favorite recipes like hummus. Try adding a few roasted garlic cloves to my Creamy White Bean Hummus.
How to make Roasted Garlic Aioli
Step 1: Preheat oven and prepare garlic heads to roast
To begin, preheat oven to 400F. Slice off about 1/2 inch of the top of 2 full heads of garlic.
Step 2: Roast garlic heads in the oven
Next, roast the heads of garlic in the oven at 400F for 40 minutes. Then, remove the garlic from the oven and carefully open the tinfoil.
Allow the roasted garlic heads to cool until you can hold them without them being too hot.
Step 3: Add aioli ingredients to a food processor and process
Then, add the mayonnaise, lemon juice, dijon mustard, smoked paprika, and balsamic vinegar to a food processor. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of the heads of garlic and into the food processor.
How should I use this roasted garlic aioli?
- Use it a dip for Homemade Baked French Fries
- Spread it on Greek Turkey Burgers
- Use it a dip for Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
- Spread it on a No Bread Turkey Club
How long will this garlic aioli keep in the fridge?
Once prepared, transfer roasted garlic aioli to an airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to one week.
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You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- Preheat oven to 400F. Slice off about 1/2 inch of the top of 2 full heads of garlic. Drizzle olive oil over the top of the heads of garlic and season with salt and pepper. Wrap the heads of garlic in tinfoil and place in a baking dish.
- Roast the heads of garlic in the oven at 400F for 40 minutes. Remove the garlic from the oven and carefully open the tinfoil. Allow the roasted garlic heads to cool until you can hold them without them being too hot.
- Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice, dijon mustard, smoked paprika, and balsamic vinegar to a food processor. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of the heads of garlic and into the food processor.
- Turn on the food processor and process until a smooth and even mixture remains. Transfer to a glass storage container and store in the refrigerator.