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What Is Sriracha Mayo Made Of?

Have you heard about Sriracha mayo? Wondering what it is made of before you try it? Perhaps you have allergies or maybe you’re just health-conscious. Either way, what goes into this particular sauce? Here is what you want to know.

So, what is Sriracha Mayo made of? Typical brands and recipes of Sriracha Mayo are made of a vegetable oil (typically Soybean or Sunflower Oil), Distilled Vinegar, Chili Peppers, Eggs, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Sugar. Preservatives (such as Potassium Sorbate), and Stabilizers/ Thickeners (such as Xanthan Gum) are also commonly used.

With that being said, different manufacturers use different ingredients for this particular condiment.

As such, you may find additional, or other ingredients entirely – depending on the manufacturer.

We’ll soon explore some examples in a little more detail.

But for now, just consider that different brands have created their own formulations to provide their take on this spicy and creamy sauce.

How they achieve that, is with a little manipulation to the core recipe.

As we shall now see below.

What Are The Ingredients In Sriracha Mayo?

The exact ingredients of Sriracha Mayo will differ by brand and recipe. Although, Vegetable Oil, Eggs, Chili Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Water, Salt, and Garlic are often staples of most recipes.

From this base, you may find additional ingredients. It could be one of, if not several of the following:

  • Certain Spices,
  • Flavour Enhancers
  • Stabilizers
  • Acidity Regulators
  • Preservatives.

And sometimes even a few others.

If we take a look at the full list of the widely known Lee Kum Kee brand, we can then see it compares against other popular products in terms of ingredients:

Mayonnaise (Soybean Oil, Eggs, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Contains Less Than 2% Of Salt, Sugar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Calcium Disodium Edta Added To Protect Flavor, Natural Flavors), Chili Sauce (Red Chili, White Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Garlic, Acetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Red Chili Powder, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate & Sodium Bisulfite Added As Preservatives).

Next up, we have the Kikkoman Sriracha Mayo::

Soybean Oil, Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce (Chili Pepper, Vinegar, Garlic, Sugar, Salt, Water, Natural Flavors, Xanthan Gum), Whole Eggs, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Egg Yolks, Salt, Mustard Flour, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Potassium Sorbate As A Preservative, Extract Of Paprika, Edta-Calcium Disodium (To Protect Flavor And Color).

So similar, but a few new additions such as Mustard flour, Yeast, and Paprika.

And then look at the Sir Kensington brand:

Sunflower Oil, Jalapeño Peppers, Certified Humane Free Range Egg Yolks, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar, Water, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid.

As you can see there can be subtle variances between the brands, even if the manufacturers are attempting to create a similar taste.

So the only way you will know the full ingredients for sure – check the label!

What Do You Put Sriracha Mayo On?

Sriracha Mayo is very versatile and you can use it in very similar ways to regular mayo.

That being said, some of the best pairing and combinations include:

  • As a dipping sauce, for finger foods such as chicken nuggets, fries, mozzarella sticks etc.
  • With pizza, especially the crusts!
  • In burgers
  • On potatoes, whether they be baked, boiled, or even fried (as chips/crisps).
  • With lean meats, such as chicken.
  • With white fish and other seafood, such as cod, tuna
  • With vegetables, such as tenderstem broccoli, asaparagus or green beans.
  • In sandwhiches, it works particularly well with chicken clubs!
  • With breaded foods, including crab cakes, kievs etc.
  • With salads
  • With eggs

Sriracha Mayo Nutrition

The below nutritional information is for both Lee Kum Kee and Kikkoman brands only. As these are the two most popular brands, you can see the general variance between sauces.

Do just keep in mind that the only way to know for sure is to check the label of each brand. So use this as a rough guide only!

NameLee Kum Kee TotalKikkoman Total
Total Fat10g9g
– of which saturated1.5g1.5g
Total Carbohydrates<1g1g
– of which sugars<1g<1g
Cholesterol 9mg5mg
Per Serving – 1 Tabelsoon (15g)

Is Sriracha Mayo The Same As Yum Yum Sauce?

Sriracha Mayo and Yum Yum sauce are not the same. While they are both made from a base of Mayonnaise, most brands of Sriracha Mayo are going to be spicier than Yum Yum sauces. That’s because Sriracha Mayo includes Chilis, whereas Yum Yum uses Tomato paste. That being said, these sauces can be used in similar ways but what is best will depend on personal preferences for heat.

Is Sriracha Mayo The Same As Kewpie Mayo?

Sriracha Mayo is not the same as Kewpie mayo. Typical brands of Sriracha Mayo will include the whole egg, whereas the typical brand of Kewpie Mayo will only use the Egg Yolks. For this reason, Kewpie Mayo is generally a little richer and creamier.