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Spicy Peri-Peri Mayonnaise (Dip & Spread)

Peri-Peri mayo is a spicy condiment made with creamy mayonnaise, Nando’s peri-peri sauce, a few spices and fresh lemons.  This spicy mayonnaise works great as a dip, sauce or spread. Use it to flavour sandwiches or burgers, as a dip for your favourite appetizers, or as a sauce for grilled chicken or shrimp. 

A small white dish and spoon with spicy mayo.

Homemade peri-peri mayonnaise is a slightly spicy dip or spread that easy to prepare and made with simple ingredients.  It is the perfect condiment for burgers and sandwiches or a dip for french fries, shrimp, or chicken.

If you like this spicy mayo, you may also enjoy homemade bang bang sauce or spicy sriracha mayo.

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Why we love this recipe:

  • Quick – This condiment comes together in just five minutes and requires no resting time.
  • Simple Ingredients – Made with just five simple ingredients, this dip is both easy and inexpensive.
  • Versatile – This condiment is one of our favorites because it works well as a dip, spread, or sauce. A jar will keep for about two weeks in the refrigerator so you can always have it on hand.

In our house, we like spice, and there is rarely a meal served without some sort of spicy condiment on the table. 

This Peri Peri mayo is a creamy, spicy condiment that works well as a dip or spread. It is made with creamy mayonnaise and Nando’s famous peri-peri sauce. Then, we add a few extra spices and fresh lemon juice to bring it all together.

The spiciness of the peri-peri sauce, combined with the creaminess of a mayonnaise, gives you just the right amount of heat without being overpowering. 

We use the original hot peri-peri sauce when we make our mayonnaise, but if you like a little less heat, you can choose the medium spice, and if you like a lot of spicy kick, then you can choose the extra-hot variety.

This mayonnaise is a delicious condiment for grilled foods such as chicken burgers and chicken tenders, but it also works well as a dip for your favorite appetizers. 

We love it with sweet potato fries, french fries, breaded shrimp, and chicken or steak bites. It is also fantastic on burgers and sandwiches.

A glass bowl with mixed spicy mayo, lemon wedges and a bottle of peri-peri beside it.

Ingredients & Substitutions for Spicy Mayo

For a full list of ingredients and measurements, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

This easy recipe comes together with just five ingredients. 

Mayonnaise – Choose your favorite brand of store-bought mayonnaise. You can use full-fat, low-fat, or even fat-free mayonnaise. If you have a favorite recipe for homemade mayonnaise, you could also use that.

Peri-Peri sauce – There are a few varieties of Peri-Peri sauce and this recipe was made with the original Hot Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce.  It is made with African bird’s eye chilli and tomato and has a unique, spicy, and savory flavor.  If you want your mayo more spicy you can use the extra-hot variety, and if you like less spice you can choose the medium peri-peri sauce. 

Spices – We add smoked paprika and garlic powder to this mayo to add extra flavor.  You can use regular paprika instead of smoked or a small clove of fresh garlic instead of garlic powder.  

Lemon juice – This adds a bit of acidity and brings all the flavors together. I highly recommend fresh lemon juice, but you can use bottled if that is all you have.

Ingredients for peri-peri mayo.

Step by Step Instructions

Making this spicy mayo is super easy.

Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir until it is well combined.

Ingredients to make peri-peri mayo in a small glass bow.

Serving Suggestions for Creamy Peri-Peri Dip

Spicy peri peri mayo is a delicious condiment that can be used in a variety of ways.

The rich texture of this mayo makes it the perfect dip for French fries, sweet potato fries, french fries, potato wedges, or roasted veggies. 

It is also excellent with breaded shrimp and other appetizers. 

Peri-peri mayonnaise is also a perfect condiment to add a spicy kick to cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, or wraps.

Storing Peri-Peri Mayo

You can store homemade peri-peri mayonnaise in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It should keep well for about ten days.

Small mason jars work very well for this.

If you use homemade mayonnaise rather than prepared, store-bought mayonnaise as the base for this recipe, storage time may be reduced.

A small white dish of spicy mayo with a spoon.

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A small white dish and spoon with spicy mayo.

Peri-Peri Mayo

Peri-Peri mayo is a spicy condiment made with creamy mayonnaise, Nando's peri-peri sauce, a few spices and fresh lemons.  This spicy mayonnaise works great as a dip, sauce or spread.
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Course: Sauces and Spreads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 tablespoon
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Deanna



  • Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigeratro for up to two weeks.


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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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