Spicy mayo is a delicious and versatile condiment for your favorite foods.
Spicy mayo is a popular condiment for foods like sushi, tacos, sandwiches, burgers and fries. Basically, you can put this ISH on anything!
I may or mayo not have brought spicy mayo to fast food restaurants to dip my chicken sandwiches, nuggets and fries in.
Sure, you can go to the store and pickup spicy mayo but why do that when you can make fresh spicy mayo that tastes better without all the preservatives?
3 Ingredients in 3 Minutes!
This recipe is made with Kewpie mayo, sriracha and lemon juice.
There are a couple of sriracha brands out there but I would recommend using the OG Huy Fong brand. Sriracha is made with chili, vinegar, sugar and garlic. If you don't already have a bottle in your house, get on it! Again, you can put this ISH on anything!
You can put more or less sriracha in the spicy mayo depending on your taste.
Lemon juice is optional but it enhances the flavors and brightens up the sauce. You can substitute for lime juice or vinegar.
Kewpie Mayo is a Japanese mayo that comes in a squeeze bottle with a baby logo and is available at major grocery stores. I love using Kewpie mayo since it's a creamier, richer and made with egg yolks. It also has a hint of sweetness from rice vinegar compared to more acidic distilled vinegar in regular mayo. American mayo is made with whole eggs and can be used as a substitute.
Give Kewpie mayo a try and you might be a convert!
Variations in Spicy Mayo
It won't taste the same but you can experiment with regular mayo, vegan mayo, Greek yogurt or sour cream.
If you don't have sriracha, you can use gochujang, a sweet chili sauce or any of your favorite hot sauces.
Granulated garlic, fresh garlic, dash of soy sauce or sesame oil can also be added for additional flavor.
Storing Spicy Mayo
Store spicy mayo in the fridge for up to a month.
What to Serve Spicy Mayo With?
Spicy mayo works great on just about anything. For a little Asian flair, top it on carnitas tacos or fish tacos. Use it in poke bowls, sushi, burgers, dip it in nuggets, fried seafood or furikake taro fries.
- 1 cup kewpie mayo
- 2 tablespoon sriracha
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice optional
- Combine ingredients in a bowl. Happy nomming!
- Regular mayo can be used instead of kewpie.
- Adjust the sriracha to your taste.
- Store in the fridge for up to a month.