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Spicy Sriracha Mayo Sauce

This quick and easy sriracha mayo recipe is one of those back-pocket superheroes that will instantly elevate your meals. Try it on seared tuna and burgers, in tacos, as a dip for fries, drizzled over sushi, dolloped on salmon cakes or spooned over grain bowls. See all my serving suggestions in the notes below! You can either grate a clove of garlic right into the sauce, or, if you’re sensitive to raw garlic, use a crushed garlic clove and remove it for a milder flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spicy sriracha sauce, sriracha mayo, sriracha mayo recipe


  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed or grated
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 teaspoons sriracha, to taste
  • Salt


  • In a small bowl, combine the lime or lemon juice and garlic. Let sit anywhere from 5-15 minutes. If you’re using a crushed garlic clove, remove and discard. Whisk in the mayonnaise and sriracha to taste. Season with salt as needed. If you prefer a thinner sauce, whisk in a splash or two of water.


Do Ahead: The sriracha sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
  • You can use any mayonnaise you like in this recipe. For a vegan sriracha mayo, use a vegan mayo (such as Vegenaise or Sir Kensington brands). 
  • You can go for any brand of sriracha you like. I love Kitchen Garden brand, which is made from simple ingredients with no MSG.
  • Watch how I make this sauce (and my favorite way to serve it!) in this video.
Serving suggestions: