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Lemon Aïoli

(recipe, Kelly Myers)


This recipe will make more aïoli than you might eat with artichokes. Keep the rest on hand for sandwiches, as the base for a salad dressing, or to use as a dip for steamed summer green beans and new potatoes.


  1. 4 egg yolks, at room temperature
  2. 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  3. 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 3 to 4 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  5. Salt
  6. Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put egg yolks and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Process until egg yolks get frothy and lighter in color.
  2. With the machine running, very slowly pour in the extra-virgin olive oil — at first drop by drop, and then in a very thin stream. Once the egg yolks have absorbed all the oil, add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.