Mayonnaise vs. Aioli

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mayonnaise and Aioli is that the Mayonnaise is a thick, creamy sauce often used as a condiment and Aioli is a Provençal sauce made of garlic, olive oil, usually egg yolks, and seasonings.

  • Mayonnaise (noun)

    A dressing made from vegetable oil, raw egg yolks and seasoning, used on salads, with french fries, in sandwiches etc.

  • Mayonnaise (noun)

    Any cold dish with that dressing as an ingredient.

    "We served a lobster mayonnaise as a starter."

    "hair mayonnaise, facial mayonnaise"

  • Aioli (noun)

    A type of sauce, similar to mayonnaise, made from garlic, egg, lemon juice and olive oil.

  • Mayonnaise (noun)

    A thick white sauce compounded of raw yolks of eggs beaten up with olive oil to the consistency near to that of a gel, and seasoned with vinegar, pepper, salt, etc.; - used in dressing salads, fish, etc. Also, a dish dressed with this sauce.

  • Aioli (noun)

    a French garlic-flavored mayonnaise. It is often served with fish and other seafood, and sometimes with vegetables.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mayonnaise (noun)

    egg yolks and oil and vinegar

  • Aioli (noun)

    garlic mayonnaise

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