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6 March 2019

This homemade sriracha mayo recipe is creamy, spicy, and very easy to make. It’ll add the perfect zing to sandwiches, fish tacos, veggies, and anything grilled. It’s easy to customize, too! Here is how to make it.

Sriracha mayo is one of those wonder condiments you need in your recipe speed dial list. This stuff is addictive, my friends. No joke.

Who doesn’t love a good spicy mayo? If you’ve ever been to a taco joint and ordered fish tacos, you’ve probably enjoyed it already.

Or at least some version of it. It’s a pretty common addition to crispy fish. Grilled fish, too.

And sushi. It’s so good drizzled over a rice filled sushi roll. There it might be called sweet sushi sauce or simply “spicy mayo”, but it’s pretty much the same thing.

Why go out, though?

There is no reason you can’t enjoy this wonderfully flavored sauce inside your own kitchen. You can very easily make it at home with only a few ingredients. And! It’s incredibly easy to customize, which I will discuss below.

Let’s talk about how we make it, shall we?

Sriracha Mayo, ready to serve

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha chili sauce
  • Juice from ½ a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • Salt to taste

Sriracha Mayo Ingredients

How to Make Sriracha Mayo – the Recipe Method

First, add the mayo, garlic and pinch of salt to a small bowl. Finely mincing the garlic is the best way to go.

Squeeze in the lemon juice. Fresh lemon juice is ideal. You can use bottles lemon juice, though.

Squeezing lemon juice into the Sriracha Mayo

Next, whisk it all together. Make sure it is nicely blended. It will get super creamy and pinkish in color.

Whisking the Sriracha Mayo

Taste and adjust for salt.

Boom! DONE!

It’s super easy, right? I love an easy spicy sauce. Any day!

Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep at least a month this way.

Sriracha Mayo in a bowl with a spoon

Customizing the Recipe

As mentioned, you can easily make this recipe your own. I’ve made it a few different ways. I love this particular version, but here are some other ways to play with it.

Vary Up the Ratios

You can make your sriracha mayo thicker with a more pronounced mayo flavor if you add in more mayo and cut back on the sriracha.

Want more zing and heat? Add another teaspoon of sriracha sauce. Add or subtract lemon juice as desired.

Additional Ingredient Possibilities

There are many ingredients you can add or substitute to make this your own. Here are some fun ideas for you:

  • Spicy chili flakes for extra heat
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Lime juice instead of lemon juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Pineapple sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • Gochujang

Try making it with my homemade sriracha hot sauce recipe. You’ll love it for sure.

Serving Ideas

Sriracha mayo is outstanding on fish tacos, of course, but I also love it to add some zing to sandwiches, wraps, and even salads.

Use it a dipping sauce for raw vegetables or french fries. Spoon it over grilled chicken or fish, or onto cooked vegetables. If you enjoy making sushi rolls at home, this recipe is a must. Yes! Bring on the spicy sushi rolls, please! My favorites.

Try Some of My Other Popular Condiment Recipes

Sriracha Mayo in a bowl

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS.

Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

Sriracha Mayo Recipe
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5 from 8 votes

Creamy Sriracha Mayo Recipe

This homemade sriracha mayo recipe is creamy, spicy, and very easy to make. It'll add the perfect zing to sandwiches, veggies, and anything grilled.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Appetizer, sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: recipe, sauce, spicy, sriracha
Servings: 20 tablepoons
Calories: 76kcal


  • 1 cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha chili sauce
  • Juice from ½ a lemon about 2 tablespoons
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Salt to taste


  • Whisk together the mayo, Sriracha chili sauce, lemon juice, garlic and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Make sure it is nicely blended.
  • Taste and adjust for salt.
  • Enjoy.


Makes 1-1/4 cup. 
Heat Factor: Mild-Medium. The collection of ingredients keep the heat of the sriracha at bay, but you'll get plenty of zesty zing factor. Up the heat level with extra sriracha and/or the addition of spicy chili flakes or powders. Or use a hotter sriracha sauce brand.


Calories: 76kcal | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 5mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 1mg