Lemon-Caper Aïoli

Capers, tarragon, and lemon juice add fantastic flavor to mayonnaise in this quick take on a classic French aïoli.

Lemon-Caper Aioli
Photo: © John Kernick
makes 3/4 cup


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped capers

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the lemon juice, capers, tarragon and garlic. Whisk in the olive oil in a steady stream and season with salt and pepper. Use on grilled chicken, pork, fish and shellfish.

Make Ahead

The aïoli can be refrigerated overnight.

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