Homemade sriracha mayonnaise is packed full of flavor. A creamy sauce that is a little spicy, tangy and can be made in 5 minutes. A wonderful way to add a kick of zest to seafood, sandwiches, burgers and more.
Sriracha mayo really brings it when it comes to flavor. It’s one of those wonderful takes on mayonnaise like this boom boom sauce or zesty sauce. This condiment can be found at many restaurants and even in bottles at the grocery store.
Why buy it at the store when you can make it at home in minutes and adjust the ingredients to your liking. This sriracha mayo recipe is super easy and so tasty. All you need are a few simple ingredients you might already have at home.
Sriracha – Sriracha is a type of hot sauce made with chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, and sugar. It adds color and just the right amount of sweet and spiciness to this sauce. It can be found on the international aisle at most grocery stores.
Mayonnaise – The creamy base layer of the sauce. Full fat will give the best taste but you can substitute with low-fat or vegan mayo.
Lime Juice – Lime juice adds a nice tang. You can substitute with lemon juice.
Garlic – Minced garlic adds another layer of flavor. You can substitute with 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder if you don’t have fresh garlic on hand.
Salt – Just a pinch to balance out the flavors.
How to make sriracha mayo
- Place mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, lime juice, salt, and garlic in a bowl.
- Stir until completely combined. Use a spatula or whisk to get it nice and creamy.
- Serve immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator.
How to store
This sauce will keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
It’s not recommended to freeze sriracha mayonnaise. When the sauce thaws the mayonnaise will separate giving it a strange texture.
The great thing about making sauces at home is that you are in control of the ingredients. Here are a few options to make the sauce your own:
Heat: Want a spicier sauce? Add an extra teaspoon of sriracha sauce. Want it less hot? Reduce the amount of sriracha to 2 tablespoons.
Sweetness: If you would like the sauce to be a little sweeter, try replacing the lime juice with pineapple juice. You could also try adding a tablespoon of honey or agave nectar for added sweetness.
Vegan: Want to make vegan sriracha mayo? Replace the mayonnaise with vegan mayo.
Base: Don’t love mayonnaise, try substituting with plain Greek yogurt or sour cream.
How to serve
This sauce is so good you will want to put it on everything. Here are a few suggestions on how to serve this spicy sauce.
- Dip: Use is at a dipping sauce for vegetables, egg rolls, fries, sweet potato fries, or onion rings.
- Spread: Spread on sandwich bread, wraps, hamburger bun, or hot dog bun to liven up your meal.
- Drizzle: Drizzle over tacos, fajitas, nachos, sushi rolls, or ahi tuna.
How spicy is sriracha? It’s actually pretty mild compared to sauces like Tabasco. It also has a hint of sweetness which helps to balance the heat.
The longer the sauce sits, the more the flavors will come together. I recommend letting it sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to get the full impact of the flavors.
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- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Place mayonnaise, sriracha, lime juice, garlic and sauce in a bowl.
- Stir until completely combined and creamy.
- Serve immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.