This homemade Spicy Dipping Sauce recipe is the BEST for chicken tenders, sweet potato fries, baked onion rings, or shrimp. Nothing sweet here, no sugars or syrups just creamy spicy goodness. One of those recipes you will make again and again. Gluten free!
Is your chicken getting a little boring? Are you looking to spice things up a bit? I fully recommend this Spicy Dipping Sauce to add a little pizzazz to your life. It has become a regular in our dinner rotation, pairing it up with homemade chicken tenders and baked onion rings.
HOMEMADE SPICY DIPPING SAUCE
There are many types of dipping sauces but I much prefer homemade sauces to store-bought. You can save yourself a lot of money as well as a lot of unneeded sugar. This particular spicy mayo dipping sauce has no added sugar at all! It isn’t a sweet and spicy sauce, more a tangy heat which I like.
There are a ton of honey mustard dips out there so this is a nice alternative if you don’t want the sugar.
Joe isn’t a fan of ‘sweet meat’ as he calls it so this sauce is one he really enjoys. He says it reminds him of McDonald’s Big Mac sauce.
You can use this spicy dipping sauce for fries ( check the bottom of this post where I link to my recipe for homemade baked french fries!) or for onion rings. I don’t have a recipe for baked onion rings but we really enjoy the Alexia brand onion rings which are available in your grocer’s freezer. They are panko breaded. Have you tried them? They are great for a busy weeknight side dish alongside this tasty dipping sauce.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE DIPPING SAUCE
It’s so simple to make this yummy sauce. All you need to do is measure out the ingredients and stir! Easy, right?
I use my homemade mayonnaise, so maybe that will make it a little more tedious but it’s worth it to be in control of the ingredients. It’s the honour system here, friends! We try to make the best choices we can so homemade mayo for the win.
Add grainy mustard, horseradish, paprika, and my secret ingredient – pickle juice. I just love to use up everything I can and pickle juice is no different! That brine has a lot of good flavour and it supplies this dipping sauce with a nice tangy punch.
Now give it all a good stir. My favourite kitchen tool for stirring has got to be a small spatula. It scrapes the sides down super cleanly and gets all that goodness swirling around.
I cannot live without my little army of spatulas!
I like to pick cute colours too, like this pastel blue spatula. These are the things that makes home cooking more fun – bright utensils, boldly colored casserole dishes and patterened plates and bowls.
They are so pleasing to the eye and presentation is everything.
And that is it, people! You’ve made your spicy mustard dipping sauce. It’s ready in only five minutes and makes such a difference to that otherwise bland meal.
A good sauce can really bring things together, and I love how this one is quick, easy, and requires minimal effort.
Now it’s time to take a dip! 😉
This sauce will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Store it in a glass container with a tight-fitting lid and give it a good stir before serving.
WHAT TO SERVE THIS SAUCE WITH
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This homemade Spicy Dipping Sauce recipe is the BEST for chicken tenders, sweet potato fries, baked onion rings, or fried shrimp. Nothing sweet here, no sugars or syrups just creamy spicy goodness. One of those recipes you will make again and again. Gluten free!
- 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup grainy mustard
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 2 tsp prepared horseradish
- 2 tsp pickle juice
- 2-3 drops hot sauce (optional)
Add all of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
Serve alongside chicken, fries, onion rings, cut vegetables, etc. Anything you want to dip!
Store in a sealed glass container in the fridge for up to 3 days.