Sometimes you just need a tasty little Sriracha Aioli to take your sweet potato fries up a notch, elevate that sandwich, or drizzle on those fish tacos. This Sriracha Aioli is easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes. It adds a bit of heat and also a slight lime tang to any dish!
Why you'll love this recipe
- It's a quick and easy recipe that comes together in just a few minutes!
- You can easily adapt this recipe to make it more or less spicy, or add other ingredients like honey.
- Sriracha Aioli is versatile and is delicious to serve with sandwiches, fries, tacos and more!
- Store this aioli in the refrigerator to have on hand for the week.
There are only a few things you'll need to bring this aioli together, and you likely have them in your fridge and pantry!
- Mayonnaise: Mayo is the base of this aioli and you can use whatever kind you like. Personally, I like to use a light mayo.
- Garlic: Mince or crush the garlic to make it very fine. This will be a little bit chunky in the aioli, but that's ok!
- Lime juice: This gives the aioli a hint of freshness and tang. Don't skimp on the lime!
- Sriracha: Of course, the star of this show is the sriracha. I like to use Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha. If you're wanting a spicier aioli, add more sriracha.
See full recipe below for detailed directions.
Substitutions & Variations
This is an easily adaptable recipe; below are a few variations to try!
- Honey Sriracha Aioli: Omit the lime juice and add a bit of sweetness with 1-2 teaspoons of honey.
- Add more spice: If you want a spicier aioli, increase the amount of sriracha used.
- Add more lime: If you want more of a lime kick, increase the amount of lime juice used.
I have not tested this recipe with other variations, but if you do, let us know how it turns out in the comments! I always love to hear how you're adapting these recipes and use those as ideas for future recipes as well!
How to make Sriracha Aioli
The best news is that this Sriracha Aioli comes together in just a few minutes!
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lime juice, minced garlic and sriracha.
Whisk to combine. Add 1-2 Tablespoons water to reach your desired consistency. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving to let the flavors combine.
Serve the aioli with your favorite fries, sandwiches, tacos, and more. Keep in mind you should not leave aioli at room temperature for more than 1-2 hours; store this in the refrigerator!
Expert Cooking Tips
- Make sure to mince the garlic very fine, otherwise you'll get a bite with a chunk of garlic! You can also crush the garlic in a garlic press if you prefer.
- This is a very adaptable recipe and if you'd rather more spice, or more tang, you can easily adjust those ingredients.
- Add as much water as you need to reach your desired consistency. This will depend on how you want to use it. You may want a thinner aioli to put on top of tacos than the aioli you want to spread on a sandwich.
- Store the aioli in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Refrigerator Storage: Store Sriracha Aioli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. As it sits, the garlic flavor will become more pungent, so you may want to use smaller amounts of the aioli after it sits for a longer time.
Yes. To make this aioli spicier, increase the amount of sriracha used.
No. This aioli should only be left at room temperature for up to 1-2 hours. It should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
In a pinch, this will work. Use ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder in place of the fresh garlic clove. If needed, you could always add more garlic (just remember, you can always add more; you can't take it out!).
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 1 small garlic clove minced
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- 1 ½ Tablespoons sriracha
- 1-2 Tablespoons water
- In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, minced garlic, lime juice and sriracha. Add water 1 Tablespoon at a time to reach your desired consistency.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 15 minutes to let the flavors combine before serving. Serve with sweet potato fries, tacos, or on a sandwich!