Introducing the best dipping sauce for Shishito peppers, that’s super easy and even better than the restaurant’s. It's creamy, delicious, infused with rich flavors, and excellent to serve with any roasted peppers.
This Shishito dipping sauce is a delectable wonder that is versatile as well. Serve as a side or drizzle over the salad. And enjoy witnessing the party dishes that get ready effortlessly and quickly.
If you ask me what do you eat Shishito peppers with? My straight answer would be this spicy dipping sauce-our family's favorite too.
It's a tailor-made recipe for gameday, get-togethers, tailgate parties and this dipping sauce for Shishito peppers recipe perfectly fits in as a family munching time recipe as well like this Cajun butter sauce.
Are you tired of buying the bottled dipping sauce from the stores? How about making it at home that's custom made spicy condiment to suit our personal preference, and that could also save you some money. It's interesting right?
Let's dig in deep to know about the dipping sauce for Shishito pepper’s ingredients, substitutes, make ahead ideas, best ways of serving, the dishes to pair up with.
How to make the dipping sauce for Shishito peppers
This dipping sauce for Shishito peppers is simple and straightforward. And the best part is that-it's a no-cook sauce recipe. You can simply mix all the ingredients together or just make in front of your guests-it's that simple it is, same like this jalapeno sour cream dip, Cajun aioli.
The ingredients and substitutes
Mayonnaise. I have used light mayonnaise, however you may choose the original mayonnaise, avocado oil mayo, or the vegan mayonnaise depending upon your dietary restrictions.
Sriracha sauce. It gives the pungent flavor and a tangy taste that is perfect to add with mayonnaise. And this combination works the best with roasted Shishito peppers. But, if you do not have Sriracha at home, you may substitute it with hot sauce and a quarter teaspoon of Cayenne pepper. If you want to mellow down the heat further, you may use the hot sauce with a quarter teaspoon of paprika.
Garlic powder. A flavor enhancer that improves the texture of the dipping sauce as well.
Minced garlic. Nothing can beat the fresh garlic’s aroma and the zing it adds to a dish. I would highly suggest adding both garlic powder and minced garlic in this Dipping sauce for Shishito peppers.
Lemon juice. Adds acidity and balances the other co-ingredients. And slightly liquifies this spicy dipping sauce.
Red pepper flakes. I have added roasted red pepper flakes which gives a robust flavor, plus it provides a touch of spiciness to the dipping sauce.
The recipe direction
To make the dipping sauce for Shishito peppers-in a small mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, garlic powder, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes.
Whisk vigorously until all the ingredients combine together.
And serve as a side for the roasted Shishito peppers.
Refrigerator. Store the leftover Shishito dipping sauce in an air sealed container for up to three days.
Freeze. This is not a freezer friendly recipe as the dipping sauce becomes watery when thawed.
Make ahead. One of the best reliable recipes for making ahead of time when planning for parties. Combine all the ingredients together and place them in an airtight container, a day prior to the main event.
If you are thinking of storing for a longer time, then skip the minced garlic and the lemon juice. And you may add these two ingredients just before serving.
Best to serve with
As a side. We already know that this spicy Shishito dipping sauce is excellent with roasted Shishito peppers or stuffed Shishito peppers. You know what? It's also excellent to serve as a dip for roasted jalapeño peppers, roasted mini peppers, or any peppers of your choice.
Added to that, it’s delicious to serve with chicken wings or any party appetizer.
As a drizzle. Want to spice up your salad(like this spicy kale salad) in no time, this dipping sauce comes to your rescue.
As a glaze. Toss it with grilled meat or slather over grilled salmon or chicken. And enjoy the feast.
As a topping. Smear over the best burger or the sandwich and feel the difference. And think of dishes like fish taco.
Mixing bowl. Best for making this dipping sauce.
Whisk. A good quality whisk is a good investment.
Dipping sauce for Shishito peppers
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- To a mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, minced garlic, garlic powder, lemon juice, red pepper flakes.
- Using a whisk, combine all the ingredients together.
- And enjoy with roasted Shishito peppers or stuffed Shishito peppers.