The easiest spicy mayo recipe ever (perfect for sushi)

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spicy mayo and thick french fries on a wooden board

What is spicy mayo?

Spicy mayo is exactly what it sounds like — mayonnaise with added spice. More interesting than plain mayo, it makes the perfect dipping sauce or spread.

What is spicy mayo made of?

Spicy mayo is an easy two-ingredient recipe, consisting only of mayonnaise and Sriracha. The mayo makes it rich and creamy, and the sriracha adds an irresistible garlicky kick. It is also possible to make spicy mayo completely from scratch by making your own mayo and adding spices like chili powder and garlic powder to it, or by using chili oil.

What is good with spicy mayo?

Spicy mayo is great for almost any savory food! Here are a few popular foods to pair with it:

  • Sushi
  • French fries
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Potato chips
  • Fresh tuna (tuna steak or tuna poke)
  • Veggie sticks
  • On a sandwich

Spicy mayo recipe without Sriracha

This spicy mayo recipe does use Sriracha, but if you don’t have Sriracha on hand or don’t like the garlicky kick, feel free to substitute it out for your favorite type of hot sauce. Frank’s hot sauce turns it into a buffalo-tasting hot mayo, or Tapatio gives it a distinctive “Mexican” taste. Authentic Huy Fong Sriracha has also recently become exceedingly difficult to find, but there are generic Sriracha alternatives you can consider.

Is spicy mayo keto-friendly?

Because most mayonnaise is high in fat and very low in carbohydrates, spicy mayo is a great condiment to eat if you are on a low carb or keto diet. Dip fresh veggies in your spicy mayo, or use it to marinate chicken thighs.

spicy mayo and thick french fries on a wooden board

Spicy Mayo Recipe (Perfect for Sushi)

This simple 2-ingredient spicy mayo is just what you need to spice up your sushi, burger, or french fries!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 97 kcal


  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce


  • Mix mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl
    4 tbsp mayonnaise, 1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce


You can replace sriracha with any hot sauce of your choosing. Add more or less hot sauce depending on how spicy you want your spicy mayo.

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