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Lemon Dill Mayo

Lemon dill mayo is a creamy dip, spread, or sauce that can be used to flavor your favorite appetizers or sandwiches. Made with store-bought mayonnaise, fresh dill and lemon, this creamy dill sauce comes together in five minutes and is delicious with seafood, chicken, or vegetables.  

Dill mayonnaise in a small jar with lemon wedges around it.

Homemade lemon mayo dill dip is a simple condiment that is delicious with appetizers, veggie trays, or spread on a sandwich or wrap.

We love using this creamy sauce with air-fried breaded shrimp or our favorite shrimp salad sandwiches.

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Why we love this recipe:

  • Quick – This condiment comes together in just five minutes and doesn’t require any special equipment.
  • Simple Ingredients – Made with just three simple ingredients, this dip is both easy and inexpensive.
  • Versatile – This condiment is one of our favorites because it works well as a dip, spread, or sauce. And goes well with almost anything. A jar will keep for about two weeks in the refrigerator so you can always have it on hand.

I love having a few jars of flavored mayonnaise in the refrigerator.  

​These simple condiments have many uses, from a dipping sauce, to a sandwich spread, and can be made in almost any flavor to suit any meal.

Flavored mayos such as this are sometimes referred to as aioli, and while they are not quite the same as a true aioli, and I like to think of these flavored mayos made with prepared store-bought mayo as a cheater aioli.

However, if you are feeling more ambitious, you can certainly make your own homemade mayonnaise too.

This dill aioli recipe, or mayo, has a creamy texture and bright flavor from the fresh dill weed and lemon juice.  

If you love a lot of lemon flavor, you can increase the intensity by adding a bit of lemon zest.  Just be sure you add the bright yellow part of the rind only and avoid the white pith or you will end up with a bitter flavor. 

We love using this lemon dill sauce recipe with breaded shrimp, salmon, or crab cakes. It is a great condiment to add extra flavor to Deviled Eggs or can be used as a dip for veggie sticks. It is also a delicious spread on my favourite shrimp salad sandwiches.   

A small glass mixing bowl with mayonnaise and dill stirred together.

Ingredients & Substitutions for Lemon Dill Mayo

For a full list of ingredients and measurements, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

This easy recipe comes together with just five ingredients. 

Mayonnaise – Choose your favorite brand of store-bought mayonnaise. You can use full-fat, low-fat, or even fat-free mayonnaise. If you have a favorite recipe for homemade mayonnaise, you could also use that. 

Dill – This recipe is made with fresh dill.  Fresh will have a much more intense flavor than dried dill, and using dried can produce a gritty textured mayo.  When fresh herbs, choose ones that are bright green and fragrant.  While we use about ¼ cup of fresh dill, you can use any amount of dill you like depending on how much flavor you want.

Lemon juice – For the best flavor, be sure to use fresh lemon juice in this recipe.  If you want to increase the intensity of the lemon without making the mayo too runny, you can add some fresh lemon zest.  Just be sure you are zesting the bright yellow parts of the rind only as the white pith will make the mayonnaise bitter.

Optional Ingredients

Add a little garlic if you want to make this a garlic dill aioli, you could use a small clove of fresh, or a teaspoon of garlic powder.

Add a bit of black pepper if you want to add a bit of spice.

A teaspoon or two of dijon mustard will add some extra acidity and spice and goes especially well with chicken dishes.

Ingredients for lemon dill mayo.

Step by Step Instructions

Making this dill mayo is super easy.

Finely chop the dill, then all all of the ingredients to a small bowl and stir well to combine.

You can enjoy this mayo right away, but it’s even better if you have time to let it rest at least thirty minutes before servring.

Mayonnaise, chopped dill, and lemon juice in a small glass mixing bowl.

Serving Suggestions for Creamy Dill Sauce

Lemon dill mayo is a delicious condiment that can be used in a variety of ways.

The rich texture of this mayo makes it the perfect dip for French fries, sweet potato fries, french fries, potato wedges, or roasted veggies. 

It is also excellent with breaded shrimp and other appetizers. 

We also love this as a delicious sauce with our favorite grilled salmon recipe or as a spread on salmon burgers.

Storing Dill Mayonnaise

You can store homemade lemon dill mayonnaise in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It should keep well for about ten days.

Small mason jars work very well for this.

If you use homemade mayonnaise rather than prepared, store-bought mayonnaise as the base for this recipe, storage time may be reduced.

Lemon dill mayo in a mason jar with a small wooden spoon.

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Dill mayonnaise in a small jar with lemon wedges around it.

Lemon Dill Mayonnaise

Lemon dill mayonnaise is a creamy dip, spread, or sauce that can be used to flavor your favorite appetizers or sandwiches.  This creamy dill sauce comes together in five minutes with just three simple ingredients and is delicious with seafood or chicken.  
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Course: Sauces and Spreads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Deanna


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup dill fresh, loosely packed
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice fresh


  • Finely chop the dill, then add all of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Move to an airtight container for storage. It should keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.


This mayo can be enjoyed immediately, but the flavor will be even better if you let it rest for at least 30 minutes. 


Estimated Nutrition Facts
Lemon Dill Mayonnaise
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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