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4-Ingredient Sriracha Aioli (Just 2 Minutes To Make!)

4-Ingredient Sriracha Aioli (Just 2 Minutes To Make!)

Sriracha Aioli, like Horseradish Aioli, is a spicy and creamy mayonnaise-based sauce, requiring just 4 ingredients and 2 minutes to whip up. This spicy aioli recipe is the perfect sauce for sushi recipes, french fries, taco recipes, and more. 

Whether you’re a fan of intense heat or prefer just a gentle spice, the spice levels of Sriracha Aioli can be tailored to your liking. 

More popular sauce recipes to check out: Honey Sriracha SauceChipotle Crema, Boom Boom Sauce, and Horseradish Sauce.

Bowl of mayo, chili sauce, salt and lime slices.

Spicy Aioli

Sriracha Aioli is a fiery fusion of the creamy, garlicky goodness of traditional aioli and the tangy heat of Sriracha sauce. The only ingredients you need to whip up a batch of this sriracha aioli recipe:

  • Sriracha
  • Mayonnaise
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Lime Juice

How To Make Spicy Mayo

To make this Sriracha Aioli recipe, just add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine. Taste and add more of any ingredient as needed! Cover and transfer to the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Mayo and Chili sauce in a small white bowl next to lime slices and garlic.

What Is Sriracha

Sriracha is a fermented hot sauce, with medium level heat. It consists of various red chiles, distilled vinegar and garlic. Named after Si Racha, a city of in Thailand, this spicy condiment is widely used in many Asian cuisines.

In our neck of the woods (San Diego) it’s referred to as “Rooster sauce” due to the rooster visual on the bottle. 

A good substitute, since Sriracha has been hard to find lately, is Sambal Oelek.

What Is Aioli

Technically, this is Sriracha mayo, not an Aioli. Why? Classic aioli is an emulsion of olive oil yielding a thick, rich and aromatic condiment. It’s not a mayo-based sauce. However, in recent years in our part of the world the two terms are used interchangeably.

More than likely when you order something with “aioli” on it in the United States (at bar & grills, etc.), you’ll get a mayo based sauce. 

a silver spoon scooping up a red dipping sauce.

Sriracha Mayo vs Yum Yum Sauce

Both have mayonnaise as a base, but that’s where they start to differ. Sriracha Aioli utilizes Sriracha to add the heat while Yum Yum Sauce is mild in flavor and gets the red color from a combination of ketchup and paprika.

Despite these differences they can actually be used interchangeably. 


The list of uses for Sriracha Aioli Sauce is long! Your imagination is the limit.  Here are a few of our favorite ways to use this Spicy mayonnaise sauce:

Sandwich Aioli – Elevate your sandwiches by providing a blend of creaminess and spiciness. Try replacing the Jalapeno Aioli in our Tri Tip Sandwich with Sriracha Aioli or in a Banh Mi.

Hot Dogs or Burger Aioli – It’s an excellent addition to a gourmet burger. The tangy and spicy flavor can enhance the taste of the meat and other toppings.

Sushi Condiment – This makes a wonderful alternative to Eel Sauce, Sweet Soy Glaze or wasabi. Its creaminess and heat can add a unique flavor to your sushi rolls.

Chopsticks holding a piece of sushi with dipping sauce.

French Fries – Traditional ketchup can be replaced with Sriracha Aioli for a spicy, tangy twist. This pairing works great with both regular and sweet potato fries.

Seafood Sauce – Use it as a dipping sauce for shrimp, salmon, crab cake or drizzle it over grilled fish.

Grilled Vegetables – Toss your grilled vegetables in a bit of Sriracha Aioli before serving. It pairs particularly well with grilled corn, zucchini, or eggplant. 

Chicken Wing Glaze – Toss your cooked chicken wings in Sriracha Aioli for a creamy, spicy, and tangy alternative to traditional buffalo sauce.

chipotle crema in a clear bowl next to tacos.

Tacos and Burritos – Instead of salsa or hot sauce, you can use Sriracha Aioli as a condiment for tacos or burritos. It pairs well with a variety of fillings, from grilled chicken to sautéed vegetables or fried fish.

Salad Dressing – A bit of Sriracha Aioli can add a creamy, tangy, and spicy flavor to your salads. It works particularly well in salads with hearty ingredients like grilled chicken or roasted vegetables.

Pizza Drizzle – Just like hot honey or ranch, Sriracha Aioli can be drizzled over the top of a finished pizza for an added layer of flavor.


Super Spicy Aioli – To make this aioli super spicy, without changing the flavor, add in extra Sriracha or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

Vegan Aioli Sauce Recipe – Use vegan mayonnaise to make this a vegan aioli recipe.

Sweet Sriracha Sauce – Prefer a sweeter sauce? Add a pinch of brown sugar.

Sriracha mayo in a small white bowl with a silver spoon.

Sriracha Mayo Recipe Tips

  • Since mayo makes up the largest chunk of this creamy sauce, don’t use mayo you don’t care for the flavor of.
  • Use fresh lime juice, not bottled lime juice. Bottled lime juice tends to have a “not so fresh” flavor.
  • Start with the recipe, as written. Taste and adjust as needed. 
  • Homemade Aioli can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Play with the ratios to suit your taste. Like garlic? Add an extra clove. Like salt? Kick it up a notch.

More Popular Sauce Recipes:

Garlic Butter Sauce
Cajun Sauce
Mushroom Sauce

Sriracha aioli in a small white bowl with a spoon.

Sriracha Aioli

Sriracha Aioli is a spicy and creamy mayonnaise-based sauce, requiring just 4 ingredients and 2 minutes to whip up. This spicy aioli recipe is the perfect sauce for sushi recipes, french fries, taco recipes, and more. 
5 from 62 votes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Dipping Sauce Recipes, Sriracha, Sushi Sauce
Servings: 1.25 cup
Calories: 1230kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $1


  • 1 cup High-quality Mayonnaise
  • 2-3 Tbsp Sriracha Chili Sauce (*Note 1)
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt


  • Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix to combine. Taste and adjust any ingredient to suit your preference.


Note 1 - Start with 2 tbsp and increase to suit your heat preference.


Calories: 1230kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 134g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 80g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 2154mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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