Sriracha Dip, Dressing & Spread

2017-10-10
  • Yield : 1 cup
  • Servings : 16
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 5m

Americans are adding more spicy (hot) foods to their diet.

Sriracha chili sauce has been available for decades. Recently, several fast food and sit-down restaurants have offered sriracha flavored spreads and dips. Grocers offer sriracha flavored mayonnaise next to regular sriracha chili sauce. Sriracha mayo made from full-fat mayonnaise has 90 to 100 calories per tablespoon. When served as a dip, it doesn’t take long to eat 2, 4, or more tablespoons. That’s a lot of calories.

Sriracha Dip, Dressing & Spread is based on my recipes for 25 calories or less Ranch, Thousand Island, and Spicy Mustard dips, spreads and salad dressing.

By using reduced fat mayonnaise and low or zero fat yogurt, you can cut calories by up to 75% compared to full-fat salad dressings and dips. A one-quarter cup serving has about the same number of calories as full-fat prepared versions. Plus, you can control the heat intensity by adjusting the amount of sriracha sauce.

Adding yogurt not only cuts calories, it adds protein not available from mayonnaise only based dips and dressings.

Thinning

You can easily thin this recipe to any desired consistency using water and/or milk. Using milk adds a few calories and protein.

Combining mayonnaise, yogurt and Sriracha produces a thick dip or spread especially when using Greek yogurt. It’s perfect for sandwiches, but too thick for dips and salad dressing.

Water, milk or a combination of the two can be used to thin the recipe. Begin by stirring in 1 to 2 tablespoons of water and milk and than continue adding a teaspoon or tablespoons at a time until the mixture has the desired texture. You may have to add more Sriracha to bring the heat level back up.

Adding a little vinegar adds tartness. Only add vinegar when thinning with water or without thinning. Do not using when thinning with milk since vinegar sours milk.

When tinned for salad dressing, use within 2 days. Otherwise, the dressing can become watery. You can thicken the dressing by adding mayonnaise or yogurt.

Related Recipes

Ranch Dip/Dressing

Thousand Island Dip/Dressing

Spicy Mustard Dip/Dressing

Variations

Add one or more teaspoons, or to taste, of sriracha chili sauce to Ranch dressing to add heat and enhance the flavor. You can also use sriracha for homemade Thousand Island Dip/Dressing.

Sriracha Ranch Dip

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (100g) reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup (100g) unflavored natural or Greek yogurt
  • 1 to 3 tsp (5-15 ml) sriracha chili sauce
  • 2 to 4 tbsp (30 to 60 ml) water or milk to thin
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) distilled or wine white vinegar

Method of Preparation

Step 1

In a small bowl, stir all ingredients until well combined. Thin, if desired, by adding water and/or milk. Use immediately or refrigerate overnight to enhance the flavor. Use within 4 days.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    25
  • Calories from Fat

    15
  • Total Fat

    2g
  • Saturated Fat

    0g
  • Trans Fat

    0g
  • Cholesterol

    2mg
  • Sodium

    45mg
  • Carbohydrates

    1g
  • Dietary Fiber

    0g
  • Sugar

    0g
  • Protein

    1g
  • Serving Size:

    1 tbsp (15 ml)