Sriracha Lime Sauce

Sriracha sauce is the perfect base for all sorts of sauces. Its mix of red jalapeños peppers, tomato, and garlic works with anything from pasta sauces to barbecue wet rubs. This Sriracha lime sauce sits somewhere in between the two. It’s an excellent serving sauce for chicken or steak, with both heat and a citrusy tang. Or try it as a dipping sauce for satay, as a an alternative to a typical spicy peanut sauce.

Sriracha lime sauce
Sriracha lime sauce

If you want more heat in this sauce, look to the spice rack. A pinch of cayenne pepper is your best bet as you want to keep the balance of Sriracha to lime juice even. Cayenne pepper, as well, has a more neutral flavor. So it’s simply spiciness that it’s bringing to the table.

Like this recipe? You’ll love these too:

  • Spicy Peanut Sauce: We mentioned this recipe as a sub for peanut sauce. But, of course, we have a recipe for that, too. They are great paired side by side for dipping.
  • Maple Sriracha Sauce: Earthy and sweet – another delicious dipping sauce, particularly for chicken fingers and plain wings.
  • Homemade Sriracha: Make your own delicious chili garlic sauce.
Sriracha lime sauce

Sriracha Lime Sauce

Rooster sauce with a citrusy tang
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Servings 6 servings
Calories 83 kcal


  • 1/4 cup Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and use immediately.


Want it spicier? Add a pinch of cayenne pepper (or to taste) instead of increasing the amount of Sriracha. This keeps the balance of lime to tomato/garlic at a proper level for the sauce.


Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 652mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.1mg
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on December 31, 2022 to include new content.
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