Greek Lemon Aioli Recipe

This Greek lemon aioli recipe is a creamy, multi-purpose sauce that is super easy to make. A little tangy, but still smooth in flavor this sauce is perfect for dipping, spreading and more. With just 5 ingredients, you can have it ready for serving in under 10 minutes.

A bowl of a Greek Lemon Aioli Recipe on a table with lemons and whole artichokes.

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This easy lemon garlic aioli comes together in a matter of minutes. The creamy smoothness of mayonnaise and Greek yogurt is paired with the spice of garlic and a tang of lemon.

The aioli is great to serve with a wide variety of foods like these air fried artichoke hearts or these calamari fritti.

There’s not many recipes easier than this one as it really just takes a little stirring of the ingredients. Plus, this versatile aioli works well with brunch, lunch, dinner, appetizers and more.

Lemon Garlic Aioli being dipped with an artichoke heart.

What Makes Garlic Lemon Aioli So Great?

  • Ready in 10 minutes. With limited ingredients and just stirring required, this aioli is ready in 10 minutes or less.
  • Versatile. Use this as a dip or spread on a wide range of food from vegetable side dishes to sandwiches and more.
  • Balanced flavor. The creamy, smooth mayo blends supremely with the tangy and spicy herb flavors.
Ingredients for a Lemon Aioli Recipe.


  • Greek yogurt – provides a creamy base for the aioli.
  • Mayonnaise – provides a creamy base for the aioli with a little tanginess.
  • Lemon Juice – freshly squeezed is best. Not only does it add a punch of flavor but it also thins out the yogurt and mayo to make it more dippable.
  • Lemon Zest – intensifies the lemon flavor.
  • Garlic clove – finely grated for a tiny bit of heat.


  • Go low fat – instead of using full fat mayo and Greek yogurt, you can use reduced of low fat. Just keep in mind that it may slightly change the consistency and richness of the creamy base.
  • Make it spicy – like a little heat in your food? Add in a dash of spice with paprika, cayenne pepper, harissa or your other favorite spicy additions.
  • Add a little more protein – try using Skyr, an Icelandic yogurt, instead. It packs in more protein than Greek yogurt and is a little tangier.
Lemon Garlic Aioli Recipe in a bowl on a table with lemons and artichokes.

How to Make Lemon Aioli

Follow along with these simple steps to easily make this lemon garlic aioli recipe.

  1. If using fresh lemon, zest your lemon and squeeze your lemon juice.
  2. In a medium bowl, add in Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest and grated garlic.
  3. Use a spoon or whisk to combine all of the ingredients.
Lemon Garlic Aioli ingredients in a bowl with a spoon.


This can be stored in the refrigerator for around 7 days as long as it is kept in an airtight container.

Freezing, though possible, is not recommended as the texture and consistency will change upon defrosting.

A bowl of a Greek Lemon Aioli Recipe on a table with lemons and whole artichokes.

Greek Lemon Aioli Recipe

Alisa Infanti | The Delicious Spoon
This Greek lemon aioli recipe is super easy to make in just a few minutes with limited ingredients. The creamy smooth base blends well with the tart and spice of the seasoning additions.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 16 tbsp
Calories 28 kcal


  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic finely grated


  • Grab you lemon and zest it.
  • If using fresh squeeze lemon juice, go ahead and get that ready as well.
  • Add to a medium bowl, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tsp lemon zest and 1 grated clove of garlic.
  • Use a spoon or whisk to completely combine all the ingredients into one smooth mixture.
  • Serve as desired.


Calories: 28kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 0.03gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.02mg


Storage: Keep it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days.  Freezing is not recommended due to texture and consistency changes.
Variations:  use low fat or reduced fat Greek yogurt or mayonnaise.  Or, make it spicy by adding a touch of cayenne pepper or paprika.
Please Note:

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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