Parmesan Aioli

parmesan aioli Snowbird Recipe
Parmesan Aioli is fantastic and versatile -- as a sandwich spread or sauce for beef, fish, poultry, crab cakes and much more

Snowbird Recipe:

Parmesan Aioli

Aioli is a mayonnaise-based Mediterranean sauce made with garlic and olive oil. I first fell in love with it during a 2016 visit to Bud and Alley’s rooftop restaurant in Seaside, Florida. Aioli is amazing served with fish, seafood, steak, poultry, beef or as a sandwich spread on burgers. It's also fantastic with steamed fresh broccoli or as a dipping sauce with crudite or chips. Make it at least one hour in advance for best flavor.

My version of Parmesan Aioli is based on a recipe published on Family Circle’s website:

Snowbird meals tend to be much simpler, using fewer ingredients and a very limited selection of appliances and gadgets to prepare them. Choose the freshest, highest quality ingredients and find alternate ways to make your favorite recipes. Forget about what you don't have to cook with, instead focus on what you can accomplish with what you do have. - Midlife Snowbird


Two to Four Servings

¾ cup light mayonnaise

Two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Three cloves garlic, minced and smashed into a paste

Five or six tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese

1/8 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

Granulated garlic, two or three dashes or to taste

Granulated onion, two or three dashes or to taste

Several dashes of Creole salt (optional)

*Commercially grated Parmesan cheese from a store-bought green shaker is an alternative

Suggested brand: Zatarain's® Creole Seasoning


In medium-size bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and olive oil together

Add the garlic, Parmesan cheese, pepper and seasonings

Cover and chill for at least an hour, preferably overnight, so the flavors can blend

Serve chilled



Two to four

Serving Suggestions:

--As a sauce with fish, seafood, poultry, steak, beef

--As a sandwich spread with burgers, deli sandwiches

--As a sauce with fresh steamed broccoli

--As a dip with chips or crudite, adjust the consistency if needed

Equipment List:

--small glass bowl

--measuring cup

--fork or whisk

--measuring spoons





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