Over the next few months, I’m going to be sharing a series of delicious aioli recipes along with simple ways to use them! First up, one of my favorites: Truffle Aioli.
To make truffle aioli, you simply whisk together store-bought mayonnaise with black truffle oil, garlic lemon juice, salt and pepper. The lemon juice provides some much needed balance to the richness of the mayo and truffle oil, while the garlic adds a spicy bite.
This truffle aioli pairs beautifully with steak, chicken and vegetables. Use it as a spread for a steak sandwich or as a dipping sauce for French fries, roasted asparagus or steamed green beans. Continue reading for the recipe.
What is Truffle Aioli?
Truffle aioli is a mayo-based sauce infused with the flavors of truffles and garlic. The sauce can be made with freshly shaved black or white truffles or with black or white truffle oil. Truffle oil is more affordable and readily available at grocery stores, so it’s more frequently used over fresh truffles.
What does Truffle Aioli taste like?
If you’ve never had truffle aioli, you’re in for a treat. It’s bold and rich with a mellow earthiness from the truffle oil. It really adds a touch of luxury to a dish.
Given that there are so few ingredients in this recipe, you want to make sure they are all good quality. Use fresh garlic (not pre minced), lemon (not bottled) and truffle oil (not one that’s been sitting in the pantry for 5 years).
The use of prepared mayo here is what gives this recipe its easy designation; however, if you want to take things over the top, you could certainly use homemade mayo instead. To learn how, check out my homemade olive oil mayonnaise recipe!
How to use Truffle Aioli?
This versatile sauce pairs well with various meats and vegetables. Here’s how I like to use it:
- Slather it on a burger topped with bacon, Gruyere and arugula.
- Serve it with roasted asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts or potatoes.
- Drizzle it over French fries sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and parsley.
- Pair it with grilled or roasted chicken.
- Use it to dress up a club sandwich or BLT.
Here’s one of my favorite pairings: Steak Frites with Truffle Aioli (recipe coming soon!)
Truffle Aioli Recipe
- 1 cup store-bought mayonnaise*
- 1 tablespoon black truffle oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
- 1 garlic clove, finely grated
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
Add mayo, truffle oil, lemon juice and garlic to a medium bowl, whisking to combine. Season to taste with salt, pepper and more lemon juice. Flavors should be rich and bold. Store aioli in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
*If you’d like to use homemade mayo instead, try my recipe for Homemade Olive Oil Mayonnaise.
Here are my other aioli recipes on Kitchen Konfidence:7