Easily make Sriracha Mayo at home with only four simple ingredients and in under 5 minutes! This creamy and spicy sauce recipe makes a great addition to your favorite fish tacos or sushi, as a spread on burgers or sandwiches, and even as a dip for fries. Make a big batch of it now and keep it in the refrigerator when you want a fast way to take your dishes over-the-top!
Sriracha Mayo Recipe
Back when we lived in San Antonio there was this very popular restaurant called The Cove.
We were 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 condiment on the side 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!
From eggs in the morning, on fish tacos at lunch, as a spread on Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers, and then of course as a dip with fries at dinner.
But luckily, it’s such a quick and easy recipe to make, you can have another batch ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!
As I’m sure you’ve already guessed the two main ingredients in this recipe, let’s take a close look at some substitutions you can make as well as the other two ingredients you will need:
- Sriracha Sauce – This spicy sauce is also a little sweet and gives this mayo recipe a wonderful kick of flavor. (Read more below about the different types and substitutions you can try.)
- Mayo – Regular mayo, such as Duke’s or Hellman’s, is the best tasting for this recipe. However, if you’re on a Paleo diet you can always use an avocado oil-based mayonnaise. If vegan, a plant-based mayo may also be used.
- Lemon Juice – Just a touch of freshly squeeze lemon juice helps to balance out the richness of the mayonnaise. If you don’t have this on hand you can also use lime juice instead.
- Garlic – One small fresh garlic clove is crushed and then mixed in. If you’re worried about eating raw garlic, you can also use ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder instead.
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 any other type of 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.
How to Make
If you think I’m kidding when I say this recipe is ready in under 5 minutes, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
The part that takes the longest time is actually locating the ingredients. So once you have those, the process for making it is super quick and easy to do.
Add all ingredients to a medium-sized bowl.
Whisk until well combined.
How Spicy is It?
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.
Feel free to use more or less depending on your desired spice level!
Serving and Storing
Since sriracha mayo is made with ingredients that have a relatively long shelf life, it will last for up to 2 weeks when stored in the refrigerator.
If you’d like to make it last even longer, use garlic powder instead of the fresh garlic cloves. This version will last for up to a month when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Freezing sriracha mayo will cause the mayonnaise to separate upon thawing, so it is not recommended to freeze any leftovers.
Instead, why not try using it up! Anytime you would normally use ketchup or mayonnaise, give your dishes a spicy kick with a bit of this sauce instead.
5-Minute Sriracha Mayo Recipe
Easily make Sriracha Mayo at home with only four simple ingredients and in under 5 minutes! This creamy and spicy sauce recipe makes a great addition to your favorite fish tacos or sushi, as a spread on burgers or sandwiches, and even as a dip for fries.
- 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
- 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.