A simple combination of mayonnaise, yoghurt, garlic, lemon and mint jelly (or mint sauce) make it yourself at home, Garlic Mayo Sauce.
Make your own delicious garlic mayonnaise in minutes with this simple, low preparation, 5-ingredient recipe.
Just mix all the ingredients together, adjust seasonings to taste, and you have a creamy, flavorful sauce perfect for dipping or spreading!
Can also be made with low-fat yoghurt and mayonnaise if following a low-calorie reduced-fat or healthy diet this is a great dip to have in the fridge.
How to make Garlic Mayo Sauce from scratch?
Garlic Mayonaise Sauce is so easy to make at home; see the step-by-step video below.
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Yoghurt, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon and mint jelly (or mint sauce) and a small bowl, are all you need to make a quick and easy garlic mayo sauce at home.
We tend to use natural yoghurt when we make our garlic mayo. However, we have used Greek yoghurt instead.
Greek Yoghurt is thicker, higher in fat and has a slightly tangier flavour.
It is a personal preference which one you use.
When making garlic mayo sauce at home, it is important to use good-quality mayonnaise. Look for thick mayonnaise made with olive oil or avocado oil, as these will give you the best flavour and texture.
If you want to make your own homemade mayonnaise for the recipe, that is also an option!
For a tasty and creamy garlic mayo sauce, try adding garlic puree to your mayonnaise and yoghurt. The puree is easy to blend in and will give the sauce a wonderful flavour whilst staying smooth.
If you don't have garlic puree on hand, you can use minced or crushed fresh garlic instead or for an extra special dip, mush up some roasted garlic cloves.
You could use garlic powder instead of garlic, which is a great way to add the same flavour without having to peel and mince the cloves. Garlic powder has a more concentrated flavour than fresh garlic, so start with only a small amount and slowly build up to more.
Fresh lemon juice in garlic mayo can add a bright, tartness to the garlic mayonnaise. The lemon juice helps to balance out the richness of the mayonnaise, giving it an overall more balanced taste.
It also adds a bit of acidity that contrasts nicely with the garlic. When making garlic mayo, it's best to use freshly squeezed lemon juice, as this will give you the most intense and flavorful result.
Adjust the amount of lemon juice according to taste, as too much can make it overly sour.
Mint Jelly is sweet and gives this garlic sauce a delicious fresh twang. You can use mint sauce instead which is mint in vinegar.
But you may want less lemon juice and add some sugar or sweetener into the sauce to counteract the sourness.
Alternatively, you could add freshly chopped mint, you may want to add sugar for extra sweetness.
You can also season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Pop all into a bowl and stir or whisk; add extra garlic, lemon or mint jelly to your desired taste. Thats it, super easy!
How to make a homemade low-fat garlic sauce?
If you want a lower-fat and calories garlic sauce, all you need to do is substitute the full-fat natural/greek yoghurt with 0% fat (or low-fat) yoghurt.
The same with mayonnaise; opt for light or lighter than light mayo! Use fresh mint instead of mint jelly.
Store any leftover sauce in a jar or sealed airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Oven-baked fish or any protein taste great with this garlic sauce.
It also makes a great dressing for serving with salads.
Using garlic sauce as a dip?
This garlic mayonnaise recipe is equally great served up as a dip for dipping pizza crust (similar to domino's or pizza hut garlic and herb dip), vegetable crudites, crisps, chips or poppadums in.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Garlic Mayo Sauce - Quick and Easy Homemade Recipe
- 3 tablespoon Mayonnaise Low fat version can be used
- 3 tablespoon Natural Yoghurt or Greek Yoghurt Low fat version can be used
- 2 teaspoon Garlic Puree or 2 garlic cloves finely minced
- 2 teaspoon Mint Jelly or Mint Sauce
- ½ Lemon just the juice
- Add all ingredients in and mix well to combine3 tablespoon Mayonnaise, 3 tablespoon Natural Yoghurt or Greek Yoghurt, 2 teaspoon Garlic Puree, 2 teaspoon Mint Jelly, ½ Lemon
- Taste and if stronger flavour required, simply add more garlic, mint or lemon to taste.
This Garlic Mayonnaise Recipe was originally posted on 07/09/2020 it has been updated with more advice, clearer instructions and links to our other recipes added on 18/02/2023.
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It is important to make sure that the ingredients used to create the mayonnaise you choose to use don't contain raw eggs. Most commercial mayonnaise contains pasteurized egg yolks that are safe to eat in pregnancy.
Yes, garlic mayonnaise can be frozen and still remain safe to eat. However, the texture may not be the same after thawing as it has a delicate consistency, that is easily disrupted with freezing and thawing.
To preserve the best texture of your homemade mayonnaise, it is best to cover and store it in the fridge
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