Vegan Spicy Mayonnaise
You should definitely try to make your own Vegan Spicy Mayonnaise at home. It’s a perfect dipping sauce for deep-fried snacks, crackers, and nachos. This spicy mayonnaise is creamy, savory, and goes so well with everything from French fries to burgers. Vegan Spicy Mayonnaise is an Asian-inspired condiment that only requires three ingredients, simply made from Asian hot sauces, vegan mayonnaise, and lemon juice. You won’t believe how easy it can be made at home!
Drizzling some spicy mayonnaise on top of Frugal man’s Vegan fish fingers, Crispy Panko-Crusted Tofu Steak, Garlic Chives Gyoza, and Beer-Battered King Trumpet Mushrooms, as well as any other kind of appetizer you can imagine, I can never have enough!
What’s in Vegan Spicy Mayonnaise?
Gochujang — is a red chile paste that also contains glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, salt, and sometimes sweeteners. It’s a thick, sticky condiment that’s spicy and very concentrated, and pungent in flavor.
The best part of using this Vegan Spicy Mayonnaise recipe is that you can always adjust the amount of chili paste to your liking. So if you’re not a fan of mouth-burning spicy sauce then you can cut the hot chili paste with more vegan mayo. If you like to cut the flavor of mayonnaise a bit then you can just add in more lemon juice.
As known as ” Gochujang”
What is a good substitute for Korean Chili Paste( Gochujang)?
If you can’t find Korean Chili Paste( Gochujang) at your local stores, well, you can use Sriracha(click the link to buy online) instead( as in the picture below). This recipe works well with Sriracha.
However, Sriracha is milder than Gochujang because Sriracha gets its heat from red jalapeños peppers and it’s a condiment that is meant to be added to cooked food to bring the heat without being overpowering. While Gochujang gets its umami flavor from fermented soybean paste, Sriracha gets its savory quality from the garlic it contains, which is much milder.
How to make Vegan Spicy Mayonnaise?
- Combine Vegan mayonnaise, Korean Chili Paste( Gochujang), and Lemon juice.
- Let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before using.
Note: you can always adjust the amount of chili paste to your liking. So if you’re not a fan of mouth-burning spicy sauce then you can cut the hot chili paste with more vegan mayo. If you like to cut the flavor of mayonnaise a bit then you can just add in more lemon juice.
How to Store?
After making it, transfer it to a clean and dried air-tight container and refrigerate it until needed. It will last for up to a week. Just give it a good stir before using.
Enjoy the dipping sauce! 🙂
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