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Easy Homemade Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce Recipe

This Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce is so simple to make, just takes four ingredients and you are ready to use this as a dip or spread for your favorite sandwich.

While you can buy sriracha mayo at the store, it is easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. This homemade version can be adjusted to your tastes and it just seems more flavorful than the store-bought varieties.

You can make it with your own homemade mayonnaise too.

It’s just the best thing to be able to make your own condiments in minutes at home.

What to Use Restaurant Spicy Mayo Sauce on?

Maybe you have never had the pleasure of enjoying this sauce at a restaurant. If you have ever been to a taco place and ordered a fish taco, you have probably already enjoyed this tasty condiment.

Once you try this sauce, you might be spooning it over grilled chicken, pork, and beef. Drizzle it over cooked vegetables. My daughter loves using this as a dipping sauce for French fries, sweet potato fries, sushi rolls, rice bowls, crab cakes, and the list goes on.

Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce
Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Of course, if I am talking about the many uses of this versatile sauce, I would be remiss if I did not bring up the Vietnamese street food.

Vietnamese Banh Mi Meatball Sandwich
Vietnamese Banh Mi Meatball Sandwich

Banh Mi Sandwich Sauce

Yes, this sriracha mayo sauce is paramount in the delicious Banh Mi Sandwich. It has all the flavors and textures that excite the taste buds; spicy, sweet, savory, crunchy, and hearty.

Sriracha Mayonnaise Sauce
Sriracha Mayonnaise Sauce

Asian Condiment used in Restaurants

In the last few decades, this condiment is becoming more popular where we live. Now days, you can find a bottle of this sauce on every table as we are continuing to find so many uses for this spicy and creamy sauce.

Often, restaurants will have a “secret sauce” to serve with their specialty menu items. As someone that enjoys eating out, I love it when I figure out what ingredients are in the condiments that are served. This is one of those cases.

In fact, I have been able to find pre-made jars of this popular condiment in our local grocery stores now.

I am sharing this recipe with you so you can enjoy it at home anytime you want too.

Make Your Own Creamy Sriracha Mayonnaise Sauce Ingredients in Bowl
Make Your Own Creamy Sriracha Mayonnaise Sauce

How spicy is sriracha?

Sriracha is a mild to medium spicy sauce. It has a Scoville heat unit (SHU) rating of 1,000 to 2,500, which is lower than other popular hot sauces such as Tabasco (2,500 to 5,000 SHU) and cayenne pepper (50,000 SHU).

The spiciness of sriracha can vary depending on the brand and the type of chili peppers used. For example, some brands may use a higher percentage of chili peppers, while others may add more vinegar or sugar to offset the heat.

Sriracha is also known for its complex flavor profile. It has a sweet, tangy, and garlicky flavor with a lingering heat. This makes it a popular condiment for a wide variety of dishes, including eggs, noodles, soups, and stir-fries.

If you are new to sriracha, it is best to start with a small amount and add more to taste. You can also mix sriracha with other condiments, such as mayonnaise or ketchup, to reduce the heat.

Homemade Sriracha Mayo Recipe

This homemade sriracha mayo recipe is creamy, spicy, and extremely easy to make. It’ll add the perfect zing to hamburgers, sandwiches, fish tacos, veggies, French fries, and other fried foods. This addictive sriracha mayo is one of those amazing condiments you need in your recipe speed dial list.

Once you try it, you just might find that this stuff is addictive.

Ingredients for the spicy sriracha mayo sauce include simple ingredients from your pantry.

  • Sriracha Sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Salt

Just add the ingredients to a small bowl and give it a mix. That is all there is to it.

Make this condiment ahead of time and store it in an airtight container. It will keep for weeks. When you have this on hand it is easy to add it to your favorite foods right at home.

You may want to double this recipe for a big batch as you might be finding all sorts of foods to top with this sauce.

Spicy Creamy Dip in a Bowl
Spicy Creamy Dip

Vary the Sauce Ratios and Ingredients

Adjust the ratios to your taste. This condiment is easily customizable. Prefer more mayo flavor? Add less hot sauce. Want more heat? Reduce the amount of sauce. Want a bit fresher taste? Increase the lemon juice.

Here are a few other substitutions that can be used to change up the flavor.

  • Cracked black pepper can add a bit more depth to the heat.
  • Red pepper flakes are great for adding heat especially when crunching into a flake.
  • Lime juice in addition to or in place of can add a bit more zing.
  • Pineapple juice can add a bit of sweetness to this sauce.
  • Paprika will add a bit of smoky complexity to the flavor.
  • Swap out the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  • Substitute Tabasco sauce for the sriracha. It has a different spice level.
  • For a smoother sauce, use a blender or food processor to combine the ingredients.
  • If you don’t have any sriracha sauce, you can substitute another hot sauce, such as Tabasco or cayenne pepper.
  • To make a vegan version of this sauce, use vegan mayo.
  • For a smoky flavor, add a dash of smoked paprika to the sauce.
  • For a garlicky flavor, add extra garlic to the sauce.
  • For a touch of sweetness and citrusy flavor, add a squeeze of lime juice to the sauce.

How many Carbs in Sriracha?

The number of carbohydrates in Sriracha sauce can vary slightly depending on the brand and specific recipe, but in general, Sriracha sauce is relatively low in carbohydrates.

Typically, a one-teaspoon (5-gram) serving of Sriracha contains about 1 gram of carbohydrates. However, serving sizes can vary, so it’s essential to check the nutrition label on the specific brand of Sriracha you are using for precise information.

Keep in mind that while Sriracha is low in carbs, it does contain other ingredients like chili peppers, garlic, and sugar, so the overall nutritional content may vary slightly between brands. If you’re closely monitoring your carbohydrate intake, be sure to check the label for the specific product you have on hand.

Does Sriracha Go Bad?

Yes, Sriracha can go bad, but it has a very long shelf life. It is made with chili peppers, vinegar, salt, garlic, sugar, and xanthan gum, all of which are natural preservatives. Like many condiments, it has a reasonably long shelf life if stored properly. It doesn’t typically go bad in the sense of becoming unsafe to eat, but its quality can deteriorate over time.

Here are some signs that Sriracha has gone bad:

  • The color has changed from a vibrant red to a dull brown.
  • The sauce has thickened or separated.
  • There is mold or a film on the surface of the sauce.
  • The sauce has an off odor.

If you notice any of these signs, it is best to discard the Sriracha. Even if the sauce is still safe to eat, it will not taste as good.

To extend the shelf life of Sriracha, it is best to store it in the refrigerator after opening.

Easy Homemade Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce Recipe in a jar

Here are some Storage Tips

  1. Storage: To maximize its shelf life, store Sriracha sauce in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight and heat. Keeping it in the refrigerator can help extend its freshness, but it’s not always necessary.
  2. Expiration Date: Most commercially produced Sriracha sauces come with a “best by” or “use by” date on the bottle. It’s a good idea to follow this date as a general guideline for when the sauce is at its best quality.

In summary, Sriracha sauce can last for a long time if stored properly, and it’s generally safe to consume even after the “best by” date has passed. However, for the best flavor and quality, it’s advisable to use it within a reasonable timeframe and to discard it if you notice any signs of spoilage.

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Easy Homemade Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce Recipe

This Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce is so simple to make, just takes four ingredients and you are ready to use this as a dip or spread for your favorite sandwich. Restaurant Spicy Sauce Maybe you have never had the pleasure of enjoying this sauce at a restaurant. If you have ever been to a taco place and ordered a fish taco, you have probably already enjoyed this tasty condiment.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Asian Recipe, condiment, copycat, restaurant recipe, spicy sauce
Servings: 20 Tablespoons
Calories: 77kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice can use lime juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Add the sriracha sauce, mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, and salt into a small bowl. Mix well.
    1 Tablespoon Sriracha Sauce, 1 Cup Mayonnaise, 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice, 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
    Make Your Own Creamy Sriracha Mayonnaise Sauce
  • Use right away or refrigerate for up to six weeks in an airtight container.
    Spicy Creamy Dip in a Bowl

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Notes

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Vary the Sauce Ratios and Ingredients Adjust the ratios to your taste.

This condiment is easily customizable. Prefer more mayo flavor? Add less hot sauce. Want more heat? Reduce the amount of sauce. Want a bit fresher taste? Increase the lemon juice.
Adjust the ratio of  mayo-to-sriracha as needed.
Here are a few other substitutions that can be used to change up the flavor.
  • Cracked black pepper can add a bit more depth to the heat.
  • Red pepper flakes are great for adding heat especially when crunching into a flake.
  • Lime juice in addition to or in place of can add a bit more zing.
  • Pineapple juice can add a bit of sweetness to this sauce.
  • Paprika will add a bit of smoky complexity to the flavor.
  • Swap out the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  • Substitute Tabasco sauce for the sriracha. It has a different spice level.

Tips:

    • For a smoother sauce, use a blender or food processor to combine the ingredients.
    • If you don’t have any sriracha sauce, you can substitute another hot sauce, such as Tabasco or cayenne pepper.
    • To make a vegan version of this sauce, use vegan mayonnaise.
    • For a smoky flavor, add a dash of smoked paprika to the sauce.
    • For a garlicky flavor, add extra garlic to the sauce.
    • For a citrusy flavor, add a squeeze of lime juice to the sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

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AboutVictoria

You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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