Aioli can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, but in reality? It’s just fancy mayonnaise. This Spicy Aioli is one of my favorites.
No matter who makes it, or how they make it, the emulsion of egg, oil, and spices ends with the same result: a creamy dip perfect for any protein. Make it a little lighter? It’s delicious to drizzle.
The bottom line is that aioli is really just an upscale moniker for a mayo-style sauce that can be considered fancy, but is really just regular fare. The best takeaway, though, is that you, too, can look fancy if you can throw together this aioli for your next get-together.
What is Spicy Aioli?
Spicy aioli is literally just a punched up mayo. When you see aioli at your local restaurant don’t think they’re fancy – this is just amped up mayonnaise.
It is so easy to make and it’s just the quickest way to get a killer condiment on the table without any fuss. Take some mayo, throw some great spices in, mix together… and? Voila! You have a serious sauce that seems like it took forever, but it’s really just a fast fix so you can make the best meal.
Simple ingredients make this super easy sauce come together!
- Mayonnaise– grab your favorite brand and use it for this recipe!
- Chile sauce– you can use sriracha or your own favorite sauce.
- Lime juice– squeeze your own or just get it from the store.
- Kosher salt– just use a pinch! The hot sauce and mayo will do their jobs bringing the saltiness to the table.
How to Make Spicy Aioli
- Add the ingredients to a small bowl.
- Whisk the ingredients together until completely combined.
- Refrigerate briefly to allow the flavors to come together.
How To Use Spicy Aioli
What would you not use this on? It’s absolutely incredible on everything from meats to fish and even veggies. A few ideas:
- Dip fried pickles into it
- Spread it on burgers
- Use it with fried chicken
- Dip fried fish into it
- Use it as a dip for steamed or fried shrimp
Spice– toss some extra cayenne or crushed red pepper or even Old Bay for some extra spiciness.
Pickle juice– spill a little pickle juice into this sauce to give it some tang.
Lemon– squeeze some lemon, or pour a little in, to give this a citrusy tang.
Store this homemade aioli in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.
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Spicy Aioli Recipe
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons chile sauce such as Sriracha
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Pinch Kosher salt
- 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 in the comments or star ratings.