Spicy Aioli

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  • With only 4 ingredients and a few minutes, you can have a homemade, spicy sauce that is out of this world! Sriracha Aioli is great on sandwiches or as a dipping sauce!

    Spicy aioli sauce sprinkled with smoked paprika and surrounded by pickles

    If you’d like to add a little spice to your sandwiches, check out this Sriracha Aioli! Only 4 ingredients and super easy to make!

    There are many ways to make an aioli spicy. Chipotle peppers, Sriracha, chile powder, hot sauce, buffalo sauce, jalapenos, wasabi, horseradish.

    The list is pretty lengthy, but typically speaking, spicy aioli refers to a Sriracha aioli sauce.

    Ingredients for spicy aioli in a food processor

    What is aioli sauce?

    Aioli is a sauce popular in Mediterranean cuisine. It’s made of garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and egg yolk, which makes it sneakily similar to a garlic mayo. It is the most popular in Spain, France and Italy.

    spicy aioli sauce in a food processor with limes

    This is also why you can make aiolis like this easy Sriracha Aioli at home. Just use a store bought mayonnaise. You can also make homemade mayonnaise in a blender super easily. You can use any type of mayonnaise, but to be more authentic, look for one made with olive oil opposed to vegetable or other types of oil.

    What is Sriracha?

    Sriracha is a type spicy chili sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, white vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. It has an initial heat followed by a sweet aftertaste, which makes it great for this homemade Sriracha Aioli!

    close up of sriracha sauce with mayo

    It is commonly called cock sauce for the signature rooster on the label. Sriracha started to gain even more popularity in the past decade. Because of this, nearly all hot sauce brands have a similar product.

    If you like the flavor of sriracha, you might also like my Sriracha Sour Cream! It is very similar to a yum yum sauce, just with a kick!

    spicy aioli dipping sauce with pickles

    How to make spicy aioli?

    This sriracha aioli recipe could not be more simple! First, gather your ingredients:

    • mayonnaise
    • chile sauce (sriracha)
    • fresh lime juice
    • kosher salt

    Next, combine all of the above ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk until combined. Allow the sauce to sit for 30 minutes before serving, and you’re done!

    pickle chip dipping into spicy aioli dipping sauce

    What do I use Sriracha Aioli for?

    Aioli is excellent as a dipping sauce or condiment to slather on sandwiches or burgers. You can dip olives, carrots or potato chips.

    Spicy aioli can be used in the place of anything requiring hot sauce and is especially good on buffalo chicken sandwiches.

    You can also check out my whole collection of aioli recipes!

    spicy aioli dipping sauce for Pinterest

    Some of my other favorite spicy dishes:

    Voodoo Shrimp Creole
    Voodoo Shrimp Creole is a tomato-based dish using shrimp and beer to make a sweet and spicy broth. Serve over rice or grits for a full meal. #voodooshrimp #shrimpcreole www.savoryexperiments.com
    Voodoo Shrimp Creole is a tomato-based dish using shrimp and beer to make a sweet and spicy broth. Serve over rice or grits for a full meal. 
    Jalapeno Popper Crescent rolls
    This Jalapeno Popper Crescent Rolls recipe is filled with cream cheese, jalapenos, and cheddar cheese wrapped in a flaky croissant dough. #crescentrollrecipes #crescentrollappetizers www.savoryexperiments.com
    This Jalapeno Popper Crescent Rolls recipe is filled with cream cheese, jalapenos, and cheddar cheese wrapped in a flaky croissant dough.
    close up of spicy aioli sauce

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    Spicy Aioli

    With only 4 ingredients and a few minutes, you can have a spicy sauce that is amazing! Sriracha Aioli is great on sandwiches or as a dipping sauce!
    Prep Time5 mins
    Total Time5 mins
    Course: Condiment, Sauce
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: spicy aioli, sriracha aioli
    Servings: 1
    Calories: 1566kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until combined.
    • Allow to sit for 30 minutes before serving.
    • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 1566kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 168g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 3093mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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