Spicy mayo is a delicious and versatile condiment you want to have in your fridge at all times. It makes a perfect addition to burgers, sushi, sandwiches, wraps, dipping sauce for French fries, and more.
This is a quick and easy recipe you will love, let me show you how to make spicy mayo in two minutes.
Homemade spicy mayo
If you are looking for a mayonnaise-based dipping sauce, then this spicy mayo recipe is for you. It is as simple as it gets and all you need is a handful of ingredients and 2 minutes. This is an Asian-inspired recipe and it is not made with kewpie but mayonnaise which is easily available in shops.
Kewpie (Japanese mayo) is not easily found in the shops where I live but mayonnaise is everywhere and you can even make it at home yourself if you fancied.
You can make this condiment with just two ingredients, mayonnaise, and sriracha (hot chili) but I like to add either lime or lemon juice for an all-balanced flavor.
This sauce is thick, creamy, and delicious, if time is not of the essence, then keep the sauce in the fridge for a few minutes for the flavors to meld before serving. That said, it can be served immediately and it would still be delicious.
This recipe is
- Vegetarian but can be made vegan if you used vegan mayo
- It is gluten free
- dairy free
- keto friendly
What you’ll need
Mayonnaise: full fat or reduced-fat to make it healthier
Fresh lemon juice
How to make spicy mayo
Mix all the ingredients together in a medium-size mixing bowl, cover with a plastic film or a cling film.
Place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes for the flavors to meld or serve immediately.
How to store
For best result, transfer the spicy mayo into a squeeze bottle or an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or longer.
Please do not leave it out overnight, always keep it in the fridge at all times and under the right temperature.
Mayo dipping sauce variation
You make these variations vegan by using vegan mayo
Make sweet chili mayo: a combination of mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and sour cream
Lime mayo or honey-lime mayo for a hint of sweetness.
Fry sauce: this is mayonnaise and ketchup-based dipping sauce.
Cajun mayo: a combination of mayonnaise, good quality cajun seasoning, salt and black pepper to taste, and a pinch of garlic granules.
How to use spicy mayo
This versatile (all-purpose) sauce is not just for sushi and tacos only, it can be used on most food you would eat with mayonnaise and that includes sandwiches and salad.
Use it as a base with other spices of choice in your egg salad and potato salad
Drizzle on your omelets, Korean beef bowl, or over your chicken shawarma
Use as a dipping sauce for homemade fries, Parmentier potatoes, potato croquettes, mozzarella sticks, and more.
- Make a big batch provided you have a squeeze bottle or a good airtight container.
- Adjust the sriracha to your level of heat tolerance
- Season the sauce with salt and freshly ground pepper of desired.
Is spicy mayo the same as yum yum sauce?
No, they are both mayo-based sauces but are made with different other ingredients. Yum Yum sauce is mayo and tomato paste-based.
Can I make spicy mayo without Sriracha?
Yes, you can substitute sriracha for the followings ingredients.
hot sauce (Franks hot sauce)
sweet chili sauce
Gochujang (red chili paste)
Shichimi (a Japanese spice blend)
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How To Make Spicy Mayo
- ½ cup Mayonnaise: full fat or reduced fat to make it healthier
- 2 tablespoon sriracha or as needed
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Mix all the ingredients together in a medium size mixing bowl, cover with a plastic fil or a cling film.
- Place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes for the flavours to meld or serve immediately.
Nutritional data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients and brands you use. Under no circumstances will thedinnerbite.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.
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