Cumin Aioli

neil bougourd | 19 September, 2020

            Cumin Aioli


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 large egg yolks (preferably organic)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt


Stir cumin in a small skillet over medium heat until fragrant, 2 minutes; let cool. Coarsely grind in a spice mill. Whisk yolks, lemon juice, and garlic in a small bowl. While whisking, slowly pour in oil drop by drop, whisking vigorously until emulsified. Whisk in cumin and 1/2 teaspoon water. Season with salt. Cover; chill.