This is the best homemade Spicy Mayo Sauce Recipe that’s bursting with so much flavor. The sauce is creamy, savory and great to add to your sandwiches, wraps, or use as a dipping sauce.

Sauces are a big deal in our house. From our Honey Mustard Sauce to the easy Chick-Fil-A Sauce and this recipe, sauces can easily elevate so many dishes.

Spicy mayo in a jar on a plate next to limes and a spoon full of sauce.

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This spicy mayo sauce is a deliciously creamy and rich sauce that is a classic in Japanese cuisine. The sauce is so versatile and may be enjoyed as a spread or dipping sauce.

Is spicy mayo and yum-yum sauce the same thing?
Spicy mayo’s base is mayo and Sriracha while yum yum uses mayo, butter and tomato paste as the base and doesn’t have any heat to it.
Spicy mayo ingredients in ramekins.


With just a few ingredients and spices, you can have this simple and flavor-packed condiment ready in just five minutes.

  • MAYO- Mayonnaise is the most important ingredient. We use Hellman’s Real Mayo for this recipe but you can use your favorite mayo.
  • SRIRACHA- For the spicy heat in the sauce, you’ll either want to add Sriracha, Frank’s Hot sauce or Tabasco. Add more or less of the Sriracha to taste.
  • LEMON- The lemon gives this sauce a zesty kick to the sauce. You can also use lime juice instead if that is what you have on hand.
  • SUGAR- Sugar neutralizes the flavors.
  • CHILI POWDER- The chili powder joins the sriracha in adding heat to the sauce.
Japanese mayonnaise in a jar mwith a spoon and lemons on the side.


Have this creamy spicy mayo recipe ready to be enjoyed in under 5 minutes, the instructions are that easy!

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sriracha, lemon and chili powder until combined.
  • Transfer to an airtight container container or jar and keep refrigerated.
  • Serve as desired.
Creamy sushi spicy mayo in a bowl.


There are several different ways to serve and enjoy this mayo sauce. Here are some of our favorite ways:

Spicy mayo in a black bowl with a spoonful of mayo.


How do I store spicy mayo?

Store the mayo sauce in an airtight container or mason jar in the fridge.

How long will this sauce last?

If you store the sauce properly, the sauce will last up to two weeks.

Can I substitute the mayo?

Mayo gives the necessary richness to the sauce. You can substitute the mayo for sour cream or Greek yogurt, but the texture will not be the same.

Can I substitute the lemon?

Yes, you can substitute it with 1 1/2 teaspoons of white vinegar.

Spicy Mayo Sauce Recipe

5 from 1 vote
This is the best homemade spicy mayo sauce recipe. The sauce is spicy and creamy and great to add to your sandwiches, wraps or use as a dipping sauce.
Author: Valentina
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 portion



  • In a bowl, combine the mayo, sriracha, lemon, sugar, and chili powder. Continue whisking until sauce is creamy and well incorporated.
  • Enjoy.


Control the heat: For a spicier sauce, add more Sriracha.


Serving: 0gCalories: 856kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 92gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 52gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 923mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)