This quick and easy Gochujang Mayo Recipe is a spicy/sweet, umami-packed condiment that's great on anything from fries to fish tacos, and only takes 5 minutes to make! This Korean inspired mayo/ dipping sauce is very versatile.JUMP TO RECIPE
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Easy and flavor-packed Gochujang Mayo
This Korean inspired mayo spread is a go-to for adding a tangy, spicy/sweet kick to just about anything! I love to use this Gochujang Mayo as a dip for fries, as a burger spread, as a fish taco sauce, and much much more. The condiment is super versatile, and best of all- takes less than 5 minutes to make.
To make this easy and flavorful Gochujang Mayo, you will need:
- ½ cup Mayonaise. I prefer Kewpie Mayonnaise. Kewpie is a Japanese mayonaise made with egg yolks, blended vinegars, and MSG. There is also no added sugar, like most American mayonnaise brands. Kewpie mayo has a richer, tangier flavor than most American varieties, in my opinion. Any mayo you love will work, but if you (optionally) may want to add a splash or lemon or lime juice, or a splash of rice vinegar to the mayo to add a bit more acid to the final dipping sauce.
- 1 minced garlic clove. This adds a bit more additional tang and depth of flavor.
- ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil. A little bit of this goes a long way. I like Kadoya, which is usually found at Asian grocery stores such as H Mart.
- 1 tablespoon Gochujang (red chili paste). This sweet and spicy fermented soy bean chili paste can be found in a lot of grocery stores, Asian supermarkets, or even at Trader Joe's. Don't have Gochujang? Try one of the Gochujang substitute ideas below!
How to make Gochujang Mayo
- Add the mayonnaise, minced garlic, toasted sesame oil and Gochujang paste to a medium mixing bowl.
- Whisk or stir until well combined.
- Taste for seasoning, and add a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar, Rice Wine Vinegar, or Lemon/Lime juice (if using mayo other than Kewpie) if desired.
- Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Gochujang substitute ideas
Don't have gochujang on hand, but want to make some of this delicious mayo? Here are some Gochujang substitute ideas you can try instead!
- Add about ½ tablespoon miso paste coupled with Sriracha.
- Try just adding a tablespoon Sriracha, for a looser, spicier mayo.
- Use some Sambal Oelek coupled with miso, or solo.
- For a different kind of kick, try Harissa Paste.
What goes well with Gochujang Mayo?
This easy dipping sauce or condiment goes great on just about anything. Here are a few fun ideas to serve the sauce with:
- As a dip for french fries! This sauce goes particularly well with sweet potato fries.
- As a burger sauce.
- Mixed into deviled eggs.
- For dipping Mini Korean Corn Dogs.
- As a sauce for fish tacos or sandwiches.
- On salads and lettuce wraps.
- For dipping nuggets in.
- For all the the things you want to add a blast of umami goodness to!
Storing the Korean inspired mayo for later
When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, this mayo should keep for up to 1 week. You can easily scale this recipe up or down to meet your needs!
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Spicy Korean Style Gochujang Mayo Sauce Recipe
- ½ cup mayonaise
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon Gochujang
- 1. Add the mayonnaise, minced garlic, toasted sesame oil and Gochujang paste to a medium mixing bowl. 2. Whisk or stir until well combined. 3. Taste for seasoning, and add a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon/Lime juice (if using mayo other than Kewpie) if desired. 4. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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