Sriracha aioli with lime juice and garlic is the perfect mix of spicy and creamy. This Asian aioli is the best sauce for shrimp, crab cakes, fish tacos, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, and it’s even great on hot dogs!
If you love the sriracha mayo at Wendy’s, P.F. Chang’s, and Subway as much as I do, you’ll love seeing how easy it is to make this delicious sriracha aioli at home. It takes only 4 ingredients, and just 2 minutes. Mix everything together in a small bowl, and put it on everything!
What Is Sriracha Aioli Made Of?
This quick recipe needs only 3 ingredients, with an optional 4th one. The main ingredients are mayonnaise, sriracha, and lime juice. I love to include a bit of finely grated garlic as well.
Some people use lemon juice instead of lime juice, but I really prefer the more mild flavor of the lime juice in this recipe. Feel free to use whichever citrus juice you prefer.
If you like saltier food, you can add a small pinch of salt. If you like spicy sweet flavors, you can add a little bit of maple syrup, honey, or agave. You can also add a touch of sesame oil for a hint of a nutty flavor.
If you don’t have any sriracha on hand, sambal oelek would be the best substitute in this recipe.
What Do You Eat Sriracha Aioli With?
Sriracha mayo is a very versatile spicy and creamy sauce. Some of the most popular foods to eat it with are:
- Sushi Bowls
- Poke Bowls
- Crab Cakes
- Fish Tacos
- Burgers (Makes a Great Burger Sauce!)
- Fried Rice
- Baked Potatoes
- Hot Dogs
- Breaded Shrimp
- Breakfast Sandwiches
- In Lieu of Mayonnaise in Deviled Eggs
- Grilled Cheese
- Banh Mi
- French Fries
The listed ingredients in sriracha are: chili, sugar, salt, garlic, acetic acid, potassium sorbate, sodium bisulfite, and xantham gum. Contains sulphite.
How Hot Is Sriracha Mayo?
Sriracha mayo is perfectly spicy, without being overwhelmingly spicy. The fat in the mayonnaise calms the spice in sriracha. Since this is a homemade sauce, you have complete control over the spice level. I like this sauce with 2 Tablespoons of sriracha, but if you really love spice, you may want to use 3 Tablespoons.
Is Sriracha Mayo The Same As Yum Yum Sauce?
They’re very similar recipes that both have a mayonnaise base, but sriracha mayo is definitely spicier than yum yum sauce. Yum yum sauce gets its color from ketchup and paprika, while sriracha mayo gets its color from the chiles in the sriracha. These sauces can normally be used interchangeably since they’re primarily used as dipping sauces.
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- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons Sriracha chili sauce
- 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (the juice of about 1 lime)
- 1 small garlic clove (minced, optional - depending on taste preference)
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
You can add a pinch of salt to this if you’d like. Just be sure to start with only a little, it can get too salty really quickly.
If you like it spicier, use 3 Tablespoons of Sriracha.
Lemon can be substituted for the lime juice, but I prefer the more mellow flavor of lime juice.
If you’d like a little sweetness, try adding 1 teaspoon of honey, agave, or maple syrup.
Serving Size:1/20 (approximately 1 Tablespoon)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 8.3gCarbohydrates: 0.6gNet Carbohydrates: 0.6gFiber: 0gSugar: 0.4gProtein: 0.1g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
Try using this easy sriracha aioli as a dipping sauce for all of your favorite meals – the combination of spicy and creamy is delicious!