Preserved Lemon Aioli


  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp whole grain mustard
  • ½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp finely chopped Food Snob Preserved Lemon


In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, and salt. Add the canola oil a few drops at a time, whisking vigorously. The mixture will be loose at first and will then turn foamy before finally pulling together and thickening. Once it starts to thicken, you can add the oil in a thin stream (I like to think of it as a thread). It helps to have someone pour while you whisk and hold onto the bowl. If no one is around, fold a tea towel and set it underneath the bowl to steady it.

Once all the canola oil has been incorporated whisk in the olive oil — again, slowly. Add 1 Tbsp Food Snob Preserved Lemon, mix it in and taste your aioli. Add more lemon juice, the rest of the Food Snob Preserved Lemon, and salt as desired.