Saffron aïoli served in a small bowl

Saffron aïoli

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Prep: 15 mins No cook


Serves 8 as a dip

Make your own aïoli infused with saffron to use as a sauce at your next summer barbecue. Made with egg yolks, lemon juice, garlic and mustard, it's easy to make

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal244
  • fat27g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.2g


  • pinch saffron



    The stigma of a type of crocus, saffron threads have a pungent and distinctive aroma and flavour…

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ lemon, juiced



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 200ml olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Put the saffron in a small bowl with 1 tbsp boiling water. Leave for 10 mins to cool and for the water to turn a golden colour.

  2. Meanwhile, put the egg yolks, garlic, mustard and lemon juice in a jug or a tall container with a pinch of salt and blitz with a stick blender (or in a food processor) until smooth. Slowly add the olive oil, a small drizzle at a time, keeping the blender on, until you get a thick, glossy mayonnaise. Season with black pepper, then stir in the saffron water to loosen the aïoli and turn it a golden hue. Cover the surface and chill until ready to serve. Add a splash of water or lemon juice, to serve, if your aïoli thickens up too much in the fridge.

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emilycwatt's picture
25th Jun, 2019
How long will this keep for?
goodfoodteam's picture
27th Jun, 2019
Thanks for your question. We'd suggest keeping it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to five days.
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