Summer is here, and it's time to bring out the backyard grilling set-up! Meet my spicy garlic aioli, a super simple and delightful addition to your summer dishes.
This versatile spicy garlic mayo is a quick and easy way to instantly brighten up your grilled meats or favorite snacks.
Slather it on sandwiches, dip your chips, drizzle it over your grilled meats, or just take a spoonful - the choice is yours!
This spicy garlic aioli is so delicious that it can go with almost anything(including this spicy Sriracha shrimp).
Its thick and creamy texture is packed with a combination of heat, sweet tanginess, and bold flavors that make it irresistibly finger-licking good.
So, get ready to elevate your summer dishes with this amazing sauce!
Why do I love this dish and keep making it often?
It's creamy and spicy all at once(same as this carrot Sriracha hummus), with every bite delivering a burst of flavors with spice punch.
This homemade aioli sauce takes inspiration from our favorite restaurant's hot sauce, but adding an extra kick to our favorite snacks.
On top of it, this spicy garlic aioli sauce is super easy and very versatile.
This homemade dipping sauce is not only delicious, but it can also boost your confidence in the kitchen. Even if you're a beginner, you'll feel like you're creating restaurant-quality, fiery sauce right at home.
Another advantage of this recipe is that the ingredients are easily accessible. Sriracha sauce is pantry-friendly, and others-you may already have them in your kitchen.
Sriracha sauce. The key ingredient in this spicy mayo recipe, Sriracha sauce is a popular condiment that you can find in most leading grocery stores or international aisles. If not, you may easily find it in Asian stores or Indian grocery outlets. This sauce adds a delicious heat balanced with tanginess and a mild sweetness.
Mayonnaise. I usually opt for store-bought mayo, as it is very convenient and saves time. However, if you prefer, you can make mayo from scratch. Making from scratch, is not difficult job. Within five minutes, you can easily whip up a creamy mayo right on your kitchen counter.
Garlic. For the rich garlicky flavor, include them as minced garlic to your aioli.
Lemon juice. For an extra punch and a refreshing flavor, add lemon juice. Make sure not to add too much, as excess amount can dilute the consistency of the spicy garlic aioli. Lemon juice is also good to substitute with lime juice for additional tang and pungency.
How to make?
To make spicy garlic aioli, firstly-in a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, minced garlic, lemon juice, Sriracha sauce, pepper, and salt.
Whisk well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Taste this spicy aioli sauce and adjust the spice level according to your personal preference.
Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors meld together.
The procedure for making this sauce is incredibly simple.
Now all you need to do is transfer it to your serving dish or dipping bowl.
And enjoy spicy sauce as a dipping with fries or with your favorite snack or grilled meat.
How to store?
Refrigerator. First, choose an airtight container to prevent cross-contamination. Transfer the spicy garlic aioli into the container and seal it securely. Label the container with the contents and date, if desired. This aioli sauce will remain fresh for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Freezer. If you plan to use the aioli for more than 3 days, consider freezing it. Select a freezer-safe, airtight container and follow the same steps as for refrigerator storage. This sauce will stay good in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Thawing. To thaw the aioli, let it sit in the refrigerator overnight or until it reaches the desired consistency.
Asian Style. To give this spicy garlic aioli an Asian twist, swap the lemon juice with soy sauce or rice wine vinegar. Use the same amount as mentioned in the original recipe. Try this curry aioli and Cajun aioli next.
Extra Garlic. For an additional burst of flavor and taste, add a tablespoon of minced garlic.
Red Pepper Flakes. Add a teaspoon of roasted red pepper flakes for an extra kick of heat.
Tropical Flavor. To create a more tropically-inspired sauce, try swapping the lemon juice with pineapple juice or orange juice.
Chili Garlic Sauce. Adding a teaspoon of chili garlic sauce enhances the flavors of the Sriracha and provides this spicy garlic aioli sauce an extra layer of texture to the aioli.
Sandwiches and Wraps. Spread spicy garlic aioli as a topping for sandwiches or wraps. It pairs well with turkey, chicken, roast beef, or vegetables.
Sushi Rolls. Drizzle the spicy Sriracha mayo over sushi rolls, or use it as a dipping sauce for various Asian appetizers like shrimp or chicken tempura rolls.
Dipping Sauce. Enjoy this sauce(like our favorite dipping sauce for shishito peppers)as a dip for fries, onion rings, sweet potato wedges, or Asian appetizers like tempura or wontons. Or this Baked Pork Tenderloin is awesome to pair with.
Salad Dressing. Use Sriracha mayo directly as a salad dressing by adding a tablespoon of rice wine vinegar or lemon juice for a deliciously creamy and spicy salad dressing.
Chicken Wings. Serve as a favorite dipping sauce for chicken wings, adding a burst of flavor to every bite.
Potato Salad. Mix the spicy garlic aioli into your prepared potato salad to enhance its creaminess and add a spicy kick.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, spicy garlic aioli is good to make from scratch by emulsifying egg yolks and olive oil. Alternatively, mayo is good to swap with Greek yogurt or sour cream(btw, have you tried our jalapeno sour cream dip) for a lighter, tangier version.
Adjust the spiciness of the aioli by using more or less Sriracha sauce, according to your taste preference.
Chili garlic sauce, hot sauce, peri peri sauce, Gochujang sauce are some to swap with Sriracha sauce.
Tools required for making this recipe
Mixing bowls. Ideal for making this spicy garlic aioli. Larger size helps when making it in large batches.
Whisk. Easy to whip up with a good grip.
Measuring spoons. These are magnetic and chances of missing during the cooking processes are minimal.
Printable recipe card
Spicy garlic aioli
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, minced garlic, and lemon juice.
- Whisk the mixture until it's smooth and creamy.
- Taste the aioli and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- ENJOY as a dipping sauce for fries, drizzle it over grilled meats.