I honestly don't recall where I came across this recipe for Ginger Wasabi Mayonnaise. I love making Condiments and Sauces and I was looking for something a little different this time around for some burgers I was barbecuing.
Since I already had all the ingredients on hand I decided to give it a shot. If I didn't like it then I never would've published it. Since you are reading this you know it turned out great.
I barely tweaked the original recipe I was basing this one off of. Since everyone has different palates and tolerance for heat, the only ingredient I adjusted was the amount of Wasabi Powder. I strongly suggest starting with 1 tablespoon and then doing a taste test. Add more until you achieve the desired heat level.
This Spicy Hot Mayonnaise recipe calls for some pickled ginger. It is more commonly known as Sushi Ginger (pictured below). This is one of the few recipes that require an ingredient that you probably don't have on hand.
🍣 What is Wasabi Powder
Wasabi Powder is often used for making sushi. It can also add some heat to salad dressings, mayonnaise (like this recipe), vinaigrettes, and dips. You can also make a wasabi paste by mixing it with a little hot water.
If you are concerned about buying some Wasabi Powder just for this recipe, maybe you should give my Vodka Mashed Potatoes recipe a try. It also calls for some Wasabi Powder.
🌮 Recipe Ideas
If you need a little inspiration on how you would use this delicious Ginger Wasabi Mayonnaise, you can use it as a dip for veggies or sweet potato planks but I like to use it as a condiment for a sandwich. I think it would pair very well with a Tri-Tip Sandwich or a Grilled Chicken Sandwich.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Ginger Wasabi Mayonnaise recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Mayonnaise, Pickled Ginger, Wasabi Powder, Sesame Oil, Fresh Lime Juice and Low Sodium Soy Sauce.
🥣 How to make Ginger Wasabi Mayonnaise
In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.
Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.
Ginger Wasabi Mayonnaise
- Bowl for Mixing
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- ¼ cup Pickled Ginger, rinsed, drained, and finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Wasabi Powder, or to taste
- 1 ½ tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 ½ teaspoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.
- Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.