side view of a jar full of lime aioli

Lime Aioli

Aioli is super easy to make and so refreshing and delicious when seasoned with lime. Done in just a few minute it's the perfect pairing for any type of seafood dish (clams! barbecued shrimp! calamari! fish tacos!) and absolutely gorgeous together with a paella.
Course Sauce
Cuisine dairy free, European, gluten-free, Mediterranean, vegetarian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 453kcal
Cost $3



  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tsp French Dijon mustard or other French mustard
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 3 dl vegetable oil a neutral kind, eg. rapeseed oil


  • Start by placing all ingredients except vegetable oil in a food processor or bowl with high sides. Mix together.
  • Then add the vegetable oil very slowly. Once you've added a bit and the aioli is starting to look creamy, you can add it a bit faster. The sauce is ready once all oil has been mixed in.


  • Make sure all ingredients are roughly the same temperature - especially make sure the oil is at room temperature
  • If the aioli breaks, place an egg yolk in a separate bowl and mix in the broken aioli slowly, before adding the remaining oil. If you don't have another egg, use 1-2 tsp of water instead.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg