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Sriracha Aioli (3 Ingredients, 2 Minutes)

This is the lazy way to make a deliciously, creamy, tangy, spicy sriracha aioli. No equipment, 3 ingredients, 2 minutes. I call it a semi homemade aioli.

Use it as a condiment, dip or drizzle on countless foods to give them a flavorful kick. Check out the suggestions below.

sriracha drizzled on a grilled burger on a bun

We are not using an immersion blender or making our own mayonnaise for this sriracha aioli recipe. Just a spoon and bowl with a few simple ingredients found in mainstream grocery stores.

It’s best to play with the proportions (and a few extra ingredients if you like) to get this aioli sauce recipe the way your taste buds like it.

Dump, mix and serve. Then enjoy your spicy mayo πŸ™‚

What to expect

  1. A simple fusion of aioli punched up with sriracha hot sauce and lime.
  2. A flavorful spicy kick for proteins, fries, veggies, tacos, sandwiches, etc.
  3. A super quick gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian recipe – with a low calorie, low fat option.

Ingredients – with variations and substitutions 

sriracha, mayonnaise, lime, salt
sriracha hot sauce, mayonnaise, lime, salt

The two main ingredients – sriracha and mayonnaise – have seasonings in them. That’s why it’s not necessary to add a lot of other ingredients. But feel free to amp up what you like – garlic, salt, more spice, etc.

Mayonnaise

  • Use richer full-fat or lower fat store-bought mayonnaise which is made with soybean or canola oil, egg yolk, white vinegar and/or lemon juice and spices.
  • For a low calorie, low fat version, sub in low fat Greek yogurt for the mayo or a low/no fat mayo.
  • For a vegan version, use vegan mayo.
  • You can also use miracle whip.
  • Here’s a recipe for homemade mayo if you prefer to make your own.

Sriracha

  • Sriracha is a tangy, slightly sweet, pungent hot sauce made with chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. 
  • Substitutes: sambal oelek (an Indonesian chili sauce), any Asian garlic chili sauce like Gochujang, Harissa (Mediterranean) or even Tabasco sauce.

Variations:

  • Try any of these additional ingredients: a couple of drops of sesame oil or a dash or honey or maple syrup. Sriracha contains garlic, but if you really like a more garlicky sauce, add a bit of crushed garlic.
  • The lime juice can be replaced with lemon juice if you like.
  • Make the aioli as spicy as you like by varying the amount of sriracha.

How to make sriracha aioli

sriracha, mayonnaise, lime in bowl with spoon not mixed yet.
Place mayonnaise, sriracha sauce and lime juice in a small bowl.
small white bowl of sriracha aioli
Stir until smooth, taste and add salt and adjust to your taste.

How to use this aioli sauce

So many ways! Here are some ideas.

It’s a perfect spicy condiment on:

Drizzle the delicious sauce on:

Use it as a spicy dipping sauce for:

Recipe FAQs

What is aioli?

According to Bon Appetit, in some Mediterranean cultures, traditional aioli is a sauce made from pure olive oil that has been emulsified into mashed garlic. Nowadays, it’s almost synonymous with mayo flavored with garlic. Mayo is an emulsified mixture of oil, lemon juice or vinegar, mustard, egg yolk, and salt.

Is sriracha aioli sauce gluten-free and dairy free?

Yes. In almost all cases, sriracha aioli is gluten free and dairy free. Just check the ingredients on the mayonnaise and sriracha containers to be sure.

What is the difference between mayonnaise and miracle whip?

Mayonnaise and miracle whip have similar ingredients. Miracle whip contains sugar and extra spices, but less calories and fat. It’s actually considered a ‘dressing’ since it contains less than 65% oil which would qualify it as a mayonnaise.

Shortcuts

Ok, I know shortcuts for a 2 minute recipe sounds ridiculous, but I did say this is a lazy recipe, so…

  1. Make the aioli sauce in a small jar so you don’t have to transfer it if you have leftovers πŸ™‚
  2. Use store-bought lime juice or lemon juice.

Make ahead

Store the aioli sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

sriracha drizzled on a grilled burger on a bun

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Sriracha Aioli (3 Ingredients, 2 Minutes)

This is the lazy way to make a deliciously, creamy, tangy, spicy sriracha aioli. No equipment, 3 ingredients, 2 minutes. We'll call it a quick recipe for a semi homemade aioli. Use it as a condiment, dip or drizzle on countless foods to give them a flavorful kick.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Condiment, Sauces
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 9 tablespoons
Author: Cheryl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, Note 1
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (or more to taste), Note 2
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (or lemon juice) (about 1/2 a lime)
  • pinch kosher salt if needed
  • Optional add-ins: a drop of sesame oil, a few drops maple syrup or honey, 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic.

Instructions

  • MAKE SRIRACHA AIOLI: Recipe can be halved, doubled or tripled. Combine mayonnaise, sriracha and lime juice in a small bowl. Stir until smooth. Taste, then add a pinch of salt, more sriracha, lime or optional ingredients to your taste.
  • SERVING OPTIONS: Drizzle on tacos, sandwiches, burgers, roasted veggies, as a dip for fries or fried fish, on crab cakes, salmon, chicken kabobs, etc.

Recipe Notes

  1. Mayonnaise options:Β 
    • Use full fat or low fat mayonnaise or miracle whip.
    • For a low calorie, low fat version, use low fat Greek yogurt instead of mayo. You will need to add some spices to boost the flavor (salt, pepper, herbs, a touch of Dijon mustard, etc). Alternatively, use a low/no fat mayo.
    • For a vegan version, use vegan mayo.
    • Here’s a recipe for homemade mayo if you prefer to make your own.
  2. Sriracha substitutes:
    • Sambal oelek
    • Gochujang (very spicy) or other Asian garlic chili sauce
    • Harissa (Mediterranean)
    • Tabasco sauce.
Nutrition values are estimates per tablespoon and include light mayonnaise and no additional optional add-ins.Β 

Nutrition

Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.05mg
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