Skip the store bought option! This Spicy Mayo can be used for sushi, burgers, or fries and will easily become your new favorite dipping sauce.
If you’re looking for more homemade sauces, check out my Homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce, Whole30 BBQ Sauce, or my 5 Minute Garlic Butter Sauce!
Spicy Mayo Recipe
Allow me to change your life with this Spicy Mayo sauce. Once you make it at home, there is no turning back; your go-to mayo will never be the same.
If you love flavor…or a kick…or a punch…or a little flair in or to your dishes, this dipping sauce is for you (and all your favorite meals)!
The best part, this recipe literally takes less than 5 minutes to make, tastes incredible, and is easy to refrigerate to use whenever you need a dipping sauce.
Spicy Mayo Ingredients
Mayo: this might be a crazy obvious ingredient, but you will need mayonnaise to make this recipe.
Pro tip: If you are channeling the master chef in you, you can make your own mayo too!
The kick: You will need to add the kick to your mayo and that will come from the Sriracha and paprika.
Pro tip: if you really like to feel the kick you can use an extra hot, hot sauce or add more sriracha.
The zing: soy sauce adds a nice zing to the final flavor of the sauce.
*You can find a full list of ingredients and measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this post*
How to Make Spicy Mayo
It’s made in one simple step!
Combine the ingredients. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sriracha, soy sauce, and paprika until fully combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Looking for the perfect snack to dip? Air Fryer Pickles and Air Fried Zucchini make the perfect vessel for carrying this delicious dipping sauce into your mouth!
What should I serve with it?
The first time I ever had Spicy Mayo was on sushi and let me tell you…it was love at first bite!
The nice thing about it though is it pairs with just about everything! Here are some of my favorites to enjoy with it:
Keeping and Storing Spicy Mayo
When I’m done whipping up a batch of spicy mayo, I like to jar it in either a mason jar or a reusable air-tight plastic container and pop it in the fridge.
The spicy mayo will last about 3-4 weeks in the fridge. It’s important though that you are storing the mayo correctly. If it is not air-tight or sealed properly, your mayo could go bad faster.
Questions you may have
What is spicy mayo made of?
Spicy mayo is made up of 2 main ingredients: mayonnaise and sriracha! You’ll also need a little paprika and soy sauce.
How do you make spicy mayo from scratch?
All you have to do is combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. It’s SO easy! If you want to make your mayonnaise from scratch, you can do that too.
Does spicy mayo taste like Mayo?
Yes and no. Its base is mayo, there is no denying that. However, Spicy Mayo is spicy, tangy, and slightly sweet. It is definitely a flavor of its own and so delicious.
Is spicy mayo Japanese?
No. Spicy Mayo is an American sauce with an Asian-zing. You may find spicy mayo on sushi, but it is definitely not something you would find in Japan or on any Japanese cooking.
Is Japanese mayo the same as yum yum sauce?
Japanese Mayo and Yum Yum Sauce are similar, but definitly not the same.
Japanese Mayo is a heavy egg flavor and is made with rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
What do you store your sauces in?
I love to store my homemade sauces in these Weck jars. You can also purchase wooden or plastic lids if you prefer those. The jars look so nice, I don’t mind leaving them on the counter!
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- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sriracha
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sriracha, soy sauce, and paprika until fully combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Serve immediately or store in a glass jar for later.
This sauce is amazing. I had all the ingredients in my fridge and made for lunch today and loved it. Thanks for the recipe.
This would be the perfect easy sauce for all my favorite bowls! I actually have all the ingredients ready to go!
This is the perfect thing to have around to make sandwiches extra special!
Oooh I love to spread this on a bun when I make chicken sandwiches. So yummy!
It’s a winner when you add sririacha sauce! I can see so many yummy uses for this spicy mayo!