Meet your new favorite dipping sauce-the spicy mayo sauce with Sriracha! This creamy spicy mayonnaise based sauce is excellent with fries, sandwiches, burgers, sushi and many more. Let me show you how to make this spicy mayo recipe in no time with just 4 ingredients!
What is Spicy Mayo?
Spicy mayo sauce is made with mayonnaise, sriracha hot sauce, lime juice and cayenne pepper. It has a touch of heat, with a small splash of sweet, tangy, and salty flavors. The ingredients in this recipe are simple, yet the end result is amazing.
This homemade spicy mayo sauce recipe is perfect for french fries, sandwiches, burgers, sushi, rice bowls or almost anything. They're perfect with my Air Fryer Carrot Fries and many more Air Fryer Fried Recipes. This is a quick and easy sauce you'll find at many Asian, sushi restaurants and also drizzled on top of your takeaway sushi from the store.
Once you taste this sauce, you'll get hooked, trust me! And you'll never go back to the plain old mayo again.
What is Sriracha?
This spicy mayonnaise uses Sriracha sauce to spice up the dishes. It's a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from red hot chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. It's used in South Asian cuisine like in Thai and Vietnamese food and is also now popular all over the world.
Why We Love This Recipe:
- Creamy, spicy and tangy
- Quick and easy with just 4 ingredients
- Great as a dipping sauce or dressing
- Goes well with anything
Spicy Mayo Ingredients
- Sriracha sauce
- Cayenne pepper
- Lime or lemon juice
How To Make Spicy Mayo Sauce
Scroll below for the printable recipe card and ingredient measurements.
Making sriracha mayo is a simple way to add a kick to virtually any recipe. Here's how to make this spicy sauce.
In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, sriracha hot sauce, lime juice, and cayenne pepper. Mix well until combined. That's it!
The sauce will be of pouring consistency and perfect for dipping. If you want to use this as a dressing you need to add a tablespoon or two of water to thin it down.
This spicy sauce can be used right away, but leaving it for a few hours will develop its flavors.
How To Use
Here's how you can use sriracha mayo as a condiment to elevate the flavor of your food :
- I love to use as a dipping sauce with Air Fryer French Fries, Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries, Air Fryer Zucchini Chips and Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs.
- Use it as a burger sauce like in this Air Fryer Frozen Burgers and chicken sandwiches.
- It's great to drizzle on sushi, poke bowl, rice bowl and salad bowls.
Spicy Mayo Without Sriracha
You can still make this amazing sauce even if you don't have sriracha. Frank's hot sauce will be a good substitution.
To make spicy mayo with Frank's hot sauce you follow the same recipe adding the hot sauce instead of sriracha. Additionally, you need to mix in 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup.
Substitutions and Variations
Mayonnaise - I use Helman's regular mayonnaise. You can use a keto version or a vegan mayo depending on your diet. Greek yogurt or sour cream will also be good substitutions.
Sriracha - Franks hot sauce or any other hot sauce. You might need to adjust the flavors depending on the hot sauce you use.
Cayenne pepper - use red chili powder instead or paprika to reduce the heat. Adjust the amount used depending on how hot you want the sauce to be.
For a sweeter sauce - add 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup if you want the spicy mayo to taste sweet.
As a dressing - add a tablespoon or two of water to thin it down. Use as much as needed.
How To Store Spicy Mayo
You can store the spicy mayo in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. The flavors will develop as it sits in the fridge and you'll find it tastes better the next day.
If it's thick straight out from the fridge, you can add some water to thin the sauce down. I don't recommend freezing this sauce.
Spicy Mayo Sauce
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoon sriracha
- 1 tablespoon lime juice or lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper/red chili powder
- In a large bowl, add the mayonnaise, sriracha hot sauce, lime juice and cayenne pepper. Mix well until combined. Enjoy!
- Transfer to a jar to store.
- Spicy mayo sauce can be used right away, but leaving it for a few hours will help the flavors meld together resulting in a more flavorful sauce.
- More heat - increase the cayenne pepper used or for a mild flavor use paprika instead.
- Sweet version - To increase the sweetness, add 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup.
- To use as a dressing - add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water to thin it down.
- Store - in the fridge for up to one week.