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What Is Zydeco Sauce?

Heard of Zydeco sauce? Sounds amazing right! But what is it exactly, what is it made of and what does it taste like? Here is all you will likely want to know.

So, what is Zydeco sauce? Zydeco sauce is a mayonnaise-based sauce with a subtle kick. It is often added and eaten with burgers, or used as a dipping sauce for fries.

The word Zydeco is a pretty interesting one.

In fact, the origin of the term itself, and why it is associated with this particular sauce, is mostly unknown.

But one thing is for sure, it’s a term largely associated with Louisiana and the culinary heritage of Cajun and Creole cooking.

And that means it’s not short on flavor!

As you shall soon discover if you keep on reading.

Oh, and I have a simple, delicious Zydeco recipe you can try too.

So do stick around – it’s worth it. I promise.

What Is Zydeco Sauce Made Of?

Zydeco sauce is made of typically made of mayonnaise, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, hot sauce, and red pepper flakes.

That being said, there are some recipes that call for slight variations; such as specifying

What Does Zydeco Sauce Taste Like?

Zydeco sauce is creamy, tangy, sweet, and spicy in taste. Although the exact flavor can be influenced by the amount of each ingredient used.

For instance, if you would prefer a milder Zydeco sauce, you could omit the hot sauce.

If you prefer the sauce to be a little thicker; then you could use more mayonnaise.

This really is a sauce you can experiment with; find what works for you and manipulate the quantities of the ingredients to suit your preferences.

That being said, if you follow the average recipe, it will be quite hot and thick in consistency.

What To Eat Zydeco Sauce With?

Zydeco sauce is ideal for burgers, particularly with Louisiana burger recipes. It also works great as a dipping sauce for fries, onion rings, or even chips.

Zydeco Sauce Recipe

Zydeco Sauce

Making Zydeco sauce is simple and quick to make, requiring minimal ingredients and preparation.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. All you need to do is combine all the ingredients (referenced above) together in a bowl and mix well.


  • You can either serve right away or cover and place it into the fridge.
  • In fact, refrigerating for 30 minutes to 1 hour is generally best prior to serving.
  • If you intend to keep the sauce for a little longer, be sure to transfer the sauce to an airtight container (tupperware, glass jar with a lid, etc). It should keep for 3-7 days. .
  • Finally

    Zydeco sauce is flavorsome.

    It’s sweet, spicy, and refreshing – and it will really enhance the flavors of any burger you decide to add it to.

    Being so cheap, quick, and easy to create from scratch; do give this a go.

    It’s worth it based on enabling you to try something a little different, at the very least.

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