Spicy Mayo is a favorite of people who like a little more heat in their mayo or their aioli. This isn’t usually something the average home chef or foodie has lying around. So, the question that naturally arises is do I make spicy mayo or do I buy it? We are biased of course. While we do sell sauces we don’t sell spicy mayo. We encourage people to make their own. The reason is twofold, quality and heat preference. We love to make aioli but having quality mayo on hand saves much time.
Control the Quality of Your Spicy Mayo
If you make your own spicy mayo you get to choose the ingredient quality level. If you prefer clean label eating your choices are going to look different than whatever is the cheapest “mayo” spread available. The store aisle has plenty of options to confuse you. If you prefer non-GMO mayo or organic or a vegan product then use that as the base. The Organic Original Dipping Sauce we make and recommend for spicy mayo is a clean label product with only natural and organic ingredients. The flavors that will shine through are the hot pepper, onion, and garlic combination. Whether you use it as a burger sauce, dip, or topping you’re taste buds will thank you.
Organic Vegan and Gluten Free Ingredients
We also use organic sugar, kosher salt, and organic lemons. Lemons provide flavor and also give us the acid necessary to create a shelf stable product with the proper pH balance. Though organic lemon is much more expensive than the vinegar that is commonly used in hot sauces we prefer the flavor and the organic nature of organic lemon. All of our sauces are organic, gluten free, and vegan. So, if you are looking for a vegan burger sauce or vegan dipping sauce this is your solution.
Finding Your Preferred Heat Level
The ratio of ingredients we provide here is a baseline. If you like your hot sauce medium this will probably feel about right for you. We use about 3 parts mayo to 1 part sauce. This makes for a very flavorful heat. This of course will depend upon your heat preference. Adjust the ratio of sauce to mayo until you find just the perfect combination for you. Then make a note of what you did for next time. Others in your household will have different heat levels so adjust the sauce or mayo according to their preferences. Some will like a heat forward mayo whereas others will want a flavor forward with just a bit of warmth. Then of course there is the in between. Everybody can be happy in a mixed-heat household.
Chances are you have some form of mayo product you like in your refrigerator right now. You may even have a backup in your pantry or cupboard. You can do that because most of those products are processed to be shelf stable. Good news. Our sauces are shelf stable, too. So, you can stock up and always have some on hand. You can have a jar open in the refrigerator that you are using for many purposes. Then when it runs out reuse the glass jar and open another jar when you want to make more spicy mayo. You can always have some on hand for potatoes, vegetables, egg dishes, burgers, sandwiches, sushi, chips (though we prefer spicy sour cream or spicy yogurt for chips), shrimp, and everywhere else you want to use mayonnaise with a little more kick.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, mayo, or equivalent vegan product
- 1 tablespoon Original Dipping Sauce – Hot or Medium
- For a more citrusy flavor consider using Citrus Infused Sauce – Hot or Medium in place of Original Dipping Sauce.
- In a small bowl or ramekin add the desired amount of mayo
- Add Original Dipping Sauce to the mayo
- With a fork, spoon, or rubber spatula blend the two ingredients
Spicy Mayo Serving Suggestions
Use as a topping, dip, or spread for sandwiches, burgers, shrimp, egg dishes, potatoes, fresh or fried or steamed vegetables, french fries, sushi and other seafood, etc. We suggest making the amount you’ll likely use and then refrigerate any leftover spicy mayo mix. You can always make more. If your jar of sauce is getting low then add the mayo directly into your jar to save time. See some of our favorite uses below.