Korean Gochujang Mayo Recipe | Wellness Mama

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A few weeks ago I published a recipe for gochujang; a Korean red chili paste. This week I’m sharing a recipe for gochujang mayo, which uses that paste.

What Is Gochujang Mayo and Why Would I Want to Make It?

Gochujang mayo is a condiment that’s super easy to make and packed full of flavor. Regular mayonnaise is a classic that’s been around for hundreds of years. It’s been used in about a bazillion different ways over the years. One of my favorite uses for it is to spice it up with other flavors.

I’ve made harissasriracha, and chipotle mayo for a variety of different dishes. This gochujang mayo is delicious and might be my new favorite. Like the gochujang paste that it’s made from, it’s a little bit sweet and has a nice little kick of heat.

If I have gochujang already made in the fridge, I can make gochujang mayo in less than 5 minutes. I just whisk together regular mayonnaise with a couple of tablespoons of gochujang and a squeeze of lime juice.

Ways to Use Gochujang Mayo

Gochujang mayo is not my own invention. I’ve seen it used as a burger topping, dipping sauce, sushi ingredient, and salad dressing. Here are some of my recommendations:

I really can’t tell you how excited I am about gochujang and all the different ways to use it. Hopefully, this mayo recipe will inspire you to give making the paste a try. More Korean recipes coming soon!

Gochujang Mayo Recipe

Whisk together regular mayonnaise, gochujang, and lime juice for a slightly sweet and spicy mayo.


  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.

  • Serve as a dressing or dipping sauce and enjoy!


If your family is a little wary of heat, start with less gochujang and taste before adding more.


Serving: 1TBSP | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

Have you ever had gochujang mayo? What do you like it with?

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