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Provençal Aioli Dip wearecookandbaker-provencal-aioli-crudite-grazing-platter-recipe

Provençal Aioli Dip and Crudité Grazing Platter a Tapas Style Meal

The hardest part of this recipe is getting the aioli (garlic mayonnaise) to the right consistency. If you follow the steps below it is actually very simple. Choose fresh crunchy vegetables that you like and dip away.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French, Provencal
Servings 4 people


  • For the Aioli Dip:
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 250 ml (1 cup) Extra virgin olive oil
  • Assorted Vegetables:
  • Radishes cleaned and tops removed
  • Carrots cleaned and tops removed
  • Candy Beetroots sliced
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli washed and chopped
  • Chicory washed
  • Cherry Tomatoes washed
  • Fennel Bulb chopped


  • Using a pestle and mortar, crush the garlic together with the salt to form a paste (you can use a garlic crusher to give you a head start with this). The smoother you get the mixture now, the smoother your aioli will be at the end.
  • When it’s as smooth as you can get it, add the egg yolks and lemon juice to the bowl and blend well, ideally with a pestle but if it’s easier to use a bowl and whisk at this point, you can.
  • Gradually begin to add the olive oil, drop by drop, mixing well after addition. Work very slowly here to ensure that the egg yolks are well emulsified and the mixture doesn’t split.
  • Once you have a good emulsion, you can begin to add the olive oil in slightly larger streams, making sure to mix continuously in one direction. (If your mixture splits, place a third egg yolk into another bowl, and gradually mix in your broken aioli to re-emulsify it).
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary, and refrigerate until required.
  • Chop up your colourful, fresh veg and arrange onto a nice platter alongside your aioli dip.
  • Share with friends with a bottle of Mirabeau Provence Rosé.
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