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Za'atar Aioli

This simple za'atar aioli is great for dipping.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: aioli, mayonnaise, za'atar
Author: The Elegant Economist


  • 2 garlic cloves peeled, and chopped
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 cup mayonnaise I used Best Foods vegan mayonnaise here, but any good mayonnaise will do.
  • ΒΌ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 Tbsp za'atar can be substituted with 1 Tbsp sumac for a lemony aioli
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place your chopped garlic and your lemon juice in a food processor, and allow to sit for 10 minutes. This helps the garlic 'bite' to mellow a bit.
  • After 10 minutes, blend your lemon and garlic, then add your mayo. Process until fully combined.
  • Slowly, while the processor is running, drizzle your olive oil into the mixture, until it incorporates.
  • Finally, add your za'atar for a final blending, and salt and pepper to taste.