Spicy Aioli Sauce Recipe
on Apr 20, 2022, Updated Aug 20, 2023
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When you want a little something with a spicy kick to put on your burgers or fries, this spicy aioli sauce recipe one great condiment. And it’s so easy to make!
All you need is a lemon, Greek yogurt and sriracha to pull this together.
Aioli sounds fancy but at it’s core it’s basically flavored mayonnaise. At least for those of us here in the US South.
For a healthier version or if you don’t like mayo, this recipe is made with Greek yogurt and I actually prefer it.
The result is sauce that’s a little tangier and not as heavy, which really enhances the spiciness of the sriracha sauce. Use it as a dip for french fries, on burgers or tuna patties or with sliced veggies for an afternoon snack.
It’s so good. You’ll want to put it on everything. I am already a fan of hot sauce, but I love the creamier version of aioli.
It’s a little more substantial and better for dipping. And I do love dipping! In fact, when I’m not in the mood for spicy, I love this edamame hummus.
Sriracha Aioli Sauce Ingredients
This shopping list is so easy, you might not even have to go to the grocery store! Here’s what you need to make this yummy sauce.
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Fresh lemon juice
- Salt (optional to taste)
How to Make Spicy Aioli Sauce
In a small bowl, stir together Greek yogurt and sriracha with a spoon or small whisk.
Juice about half a lemon and mix that in as well.
Once your sauce is combined, taste and adjust the ingredients. You may add a little salt or even some minced garlic cloves to create a spicy garlic aioli.
You can also top your sauce with some fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, paprika, or chili powder. A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil would also be a great topping for this quick recipe.
What is aioli?
Here in the US, aioli has become known as a mostly mayonnaise based dip or spread. However, when it originated near the Mediterranean coast, it was mostly made of olive oil and garlic and maybe some salt. No mayo at all!
So like many things that take on new meanings, the term aioli has changed over time. I’m ok with that though because so far I have never met an aioli I didn’t like!
What can I use instead of mayo in aioli?
While many in the US consider mayo to be the official base of aioli, you have other options!
I prefer using Greek yogurt as my base, but you could also try ranch dressing, vegan mayonnaise or avocado mayo.
Or take it all the way back to the original with a garlic paste and olive oil combo. It all sounds yummy to me!
What types of aioli are there?
These days, you can easily find garlic aioli in restaurants as a dipping sauce for bar food like onion rings, hot wings, french fries, or fried pickles.
It’s delicious and if you ask me, shouldn’t be reserved for restaurants.
If you want to experiment with other types of aioli, here are a few ideas for other aioli recipes.
- Sriracha mayo aioli
- Honey garlic aioli
- Chipotle aioli
- Chili aioli
- Garlic ranch aioli (use ranch instead of mayo)
What to Serve with Easy Sriracha Aioli
The best thing about this delicious dipping sauce is how versatile it is. You can use it as a spread, topping, or dip on so many things!
Next time you are cooking one of these items, be sure to whip up this spicy aioli recipe!
- French Fries
- Crab Cakes
- Tuna Cakes
- Chicken Sandwiches
- Chicken wings
- Fried Pickles
- Sweet potato fries
- Fish tacos
- Shrimp tacos
- Tater tots
- Roasted potatoes
- Fresh vegetables
- Onion rings
- Potato chips
How to Store Homemade Aioli
Be sure to refrigerate this sriracha aioli recipe in an airtight container. When stored in the refrigerator, you can enjoy your leftover sauce for 2-3 days.
Here are a few of my favorite food storage ideas for meal planning if you need something new.
Print the Recipe Card – Sriracha Aioli
If you love delicious recipes with simple ingredients, this sriracha aioli is the perfect sauce to keep on hand.
Print and save the step by step instructions so you can always keep a batch in the fridge. Enjoy!
Spicy Aioli Sauce Recipe
- 1/2 cup Plain Greek yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons Sriracha Sauce
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Fresh lemon juice, about half a lemon juiced
- Salt, optional to taste
- In a small bowl, stir together Greek yogurt and sriracha with a spoon or small whisk.
- Juice about half a lemon and mix that in as well.
- Once your sauce is combined, adjust the ingredient amounts to taste.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.