You’re only 5 ingredients away from making the BEST homemade Sriracha Mayo recipe! This spicy sauce is ready in 5 minutes by mixing sriracha, mayonnaise, lemon, and garlic into creamy perfection. Use as a dip for French fries, or as a sauce to add a kick to sushi, burgers, or fish tacos!

Mayo, sriracha, and other ingredients are mixed together in this Sriracha Mayo recipe.

Easy Sriracha Mayo Sauce

Back when I lived in San Antonio there was this very popular restaurant called The Cove.

I was absolutely OBSESSED with their sweet potato fries served with a side of sriracha mayo. So much so that I would often ONLY order fries with that addicting sauce for dinner!

After recently recreating and perfecting their Baked Sweet Potato Fries, the sauce was next in line.

So after a little tweaking and lots of taste-testing, this Sriracha Mayo recipe was born – and ya’ll! It’s so incredibly good!

You may initially think this big batch will last you AT LEAST a week. But fair warning – it tastes great on EVERYTHING!

In addition to using it as a dipping sauce, drizzle it on eggs, fish tacos, sushi rolls, or use as a spread on Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers.

But luckily this spicy mayo is so quick and easy to make, you can have another batch ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!

Mayonnaise, Sriracha, garlic, and lemon juice are the ingredients needed for this homemade Sriracha Mayo recipe.


The simple ingredients you need to make this sriracha mayo include:

  • Sriracha Sauce. This spicy sauce is also a little sweet and gives this mayo a wonderful kick of flavor. Read more below about the different types of hot sauce and substitutions you can try.
  • Mayo. Regular store-bought mayo, such as Duke’s or Hellman’s, is the best tasting for this recipe. However, an avocado oil- or plant-based mayonnaise will work as well. This popular condiment is easy to find.
  • Lemon Juice. Just a touch of fresh lemon juice helps to balance out the richness of the mayonnaise. If you don’t have this on hand you can squeeze in some lime juice instead.
  • Garlic. One small fresh garlic clove is crushed and then mixed in. You can also use ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder.

How to Make Sriracha Mayo

Here are the simple steps to follow to make this spicy mayo recipe:

Combine Ingredients

Add all ingredients to a medium-sized bowl. You can adjust the ratio of mayo-to-sriracha if you like it a bit spicier.

If you plan on storing the sauce for future use, you can save dishes and mix in an airtight container.

Mix Well

Stir until well combined.

Using a whisk is the best way to make sure all of the flavors are incorporated.

Sriracha Sauce and Substitutions

Up until recently this was a pretty hard-to-find hot sauce. However, with the boom of popularity you can now find all sorts of brands that create this Asian sauce.

Yellowbird’s Blue Agave Sriracha is my personal recommendation since it’s made with wholesome ingredients.

Huy Fong is a very popular brand and can be found in most grocery stores.

You can normally find sriracha sauce in either the condiment aisle or the ethnic or Asian food aisle at your grocery store.

If you’re having a hard time finding sriracha sauce, you can also use whatever hot sauce you have on hand. Frank’s Red Hot and Tabasco sauce are great substitutions. But do note, the spice level of these other hot sauces varies drastically. It’s best if you add them in smaller increments and taste after each addition.

Different types of Sriracha sauce can be used in this easy, homemade Sriracha Mayo recipe.

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: This sauce is great to meal prep ahead since it lasts for so long!
  • To Store: Seal the sriracha mayo in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator. If made with fresh garlic it will last for up to 2 weeks, and up to a month if garlic powder is used.
  • To Freeze: This will cause the sriracha mayonnaise to separate upon thawing, so it is not recommended to freeze any leftovers.
Sriracha Mayo is a homemade, spicy dip perfect for adding to appetizers, lunch, or dinner.

Dietary Modifications

The recipe you’ll find below is already low-carb, gluten-free, vegetarian, and dairy-free as written. Here are some adjustments and substitutions you can make to help it fit your other dietary requirements:

  • Vegan. Use an egg-free mayonnaise.
  • Paleo and Whole30. Find a hot sauce without any added sugar.
  • Keto. You can reduce the carbs even more by using a sugar-free hot sauce.

How spicy is sriracha mayo?

Spicy sriracha mayo is about a 5 out of 10 on the spicy scale when 1½ tablespoons of Sriracha sauce is used or a 3-4 out of 10 when 1 tablespoon is used. Feel free to use more or less depending on your desired spice level!

What is sriracha mayo made of?

The two main ingredients in sriracha mayo are mayonnaise and sriracha. Garlic and lemon juice are great flavor additions as well.

Is sriracha mayo the same as yum-yum sauce?

The two mayonnaise-based sauces are similar, however yum-yum sauce is not as spicy, and has a sweeter taste.

Is spicy mayo healthy?

Because this sauce contains mayo it can be high in fat. To make it healthier, use a low-fat mayonnaise.

Mayo, sriracha, and other ingredients are mixed together in this Sriracha Mayo recipe.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Double the batch. Make extra and enjoy it for weeks.
  • Get creative. Use this spicy sauce in place of ketchup on all your favorite foods.
  • Sub it out. Replace sriracha with another hot sauce to mix up the flavor.
  • Add and taste. This makes it easy to adjust the amount of spice to your liking.
  • Store it longer. Substitute garlic powder for the fresh garlic and keep the sauce for up to 1 month.

What to Serve With Sriracha Mayo

Have some extra sriracha mayo? Use up this creamy sauce with these tasty recipes:

This sauce is delicious on Baked Potato Wedges, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, and Sweet Potato Hash.

It also takes Shredded Chicken Tacos to a whole new level.

Serve sriracha mayo on Air Fryer Pickles and Air Fryer Zucchini Chips.

Or, top a Sushi Rice Bowl with a spoonful.

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Easy Sriracha Mayo Recipe

Learn how to make Sriracha Mayo with this easy recipe. Use as a dip for fries, or to add a kick to sushi, burgers, or fish tacos!
Yield 8
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
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  • ½ cup mayonnaise regular, avocado-oil, or vegan
  • 1 – 1 ½ Tbsp. Sriracha sauce or other hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 small clove garlic crushed
  • Salt to taste, optional


  • Add all ingredients to a medium-sized bowl.
  • Whisk until well combined.
  • Sriracha mayo will last in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Serve with Baked Sweet Potato Fries or on top of a Sweet Potato Hash. Enjoy!
Last step! If you make this, please leave a review letting us know how it was!

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4.80 from 5 votes



  • This sauce is about a 5 out of 10 on the spicy scale when 1 ½ tablespoons of Sriracha sauce is used or a 3-4 out of 10 when 1 tablespoon is used.
  • This recipe makes about ½ cup of sauce, or 8 tablespoons.


Calories: 96kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 211mg, Potassium: 7mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 17IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe! Just made it with a little more of Sriracha than 1 Tbsp, and LOVED it! My poke was truly amazing with this sauce. I’ll surely try it with other dishes 🙂

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Gaby! It’s good on so many things. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

  2. 5 stars
    This was one of the best meals I’ve had ever! Thank you for this.

    Your heat scale for using the Sriracha sauce was spot on. I used a Tablespoon and it was mildly spicy and just perfect for me! I added an extra squeeze of honey on the salmon for extra sweetness. It was PERFECTION!

    I do have a question though. I believe I followed your instructions but did not have ANY marinade left over to put in the pan with the salmon. Am wondering how much you typically have left over to pour back in there and then cook down when you make it?

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Tamara! That’s awesome. It depends on the size and thickness of the fish. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

  3. 5 stars
    This is the easiest and best tasting recipe for Sriracha Mayo!! My family loved it so much, they ate it all and were angry that I didn’t double the recipe!! Next time, I definitely will. We ate it on Banh Mi sandwiches. Yum!!!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Barbara! Doubling is so easy, too. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

  4. Really good sauce, head with your sweet potato fries. Definitely a keeper! I think that it would probably taste good on a fish taco too

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Sandra! This combo sounds great. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe Max! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and a rating.