An easy and delectable honey sriracha sauce recipe that is sweet, spicy, tangy and enhances nearly any dish it graces!
❤️ Why You Will Love This Recipe
- This sauce is super easy to make!
- You can use honey sriracha sauce many different ways.
- You only need a few simple ingredients.
- It's sweet, salty, spicy and tangy all in one well-balanced finger-licking sauce.
- Naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free.
🗒️ Ingredients and Substitutes
Sriracha: The spicy chili pepper flavor of a good sriracha sauce greatly complements the sweetness and creaminess of honey. If you do not have sriracha on hand, any good hot sauce will get the job done!
Honey: I like to use raw honey for both its health benefits and flavor, but any honey will do. If you are vegan or sensitive to honey, you can use another liquid sweetener like maple syrup or agave nectar, though the flavor profile will be slightly different (but still tasty!).
Coconut oil: I find coconut oil blends seamlessly with this sauce, adds a touch of flavor and sheen. I like to use unrefined for this purpose, but refined coconut oil will do, too. If you cannot have coconut oil, sub a neutral oil like avocado oil instead.
Vinegar: I love the flavor that apple cider vinegar imparts to this sauce, but you can sub white vinegar, lemon juice or lime juice in a pinch.
Salt: Salt enhances all the flavors in this sauce. I like to use pink Himalayan salt.
Black pepper: The ground black pepper in this sauce doesn't add too much more spice, but it does add a nice smoky flavor note.
Garlic powder: Garlic, honey and sriracha are best friends. Adding a touch of garlic powder further enhances the garlic already in the sriracha and brings all of the flavors to the next level.
🥣 How-to Make Honey Sriracha Sauce
- Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan.
🍽️ Serving Ideas
- Use as a marinade for proteins such as tempeh or tofu (if you aren't vegetarian, I've heard chicken wings work well with this sauce!).
- Use as a dipping sauce for fried foods like fries, hush puppies or mozzarella sticks.
- Serve alongside an appetizer for a dip or a drizzling sauce.
- Use as a salad dressing or stir into plain hummus for a fun spin.
- Drizzle over roasted vegetables or mix into stir-fries.
- Dunk cauliflower wings into this sauce for a spicy, sticky glaze.
- Mix with mayonnaise or sour cream for a cooler version of this hot sauce.
- Toss with rice noodles.
❓ Frequently Asked Questions
Sriracha is traditionally made with red chiles, garlic, vinegar, salt and sugar.
Honey sriracha sauce tastes like a sweeter version of sriracha wrapped into one irresistibly sticky sauce.
Store this spicy sauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to ten days.
💭 Top Tip
Are you a fan of buffalo sauce? You can make one with this sauce by adding 1/2 cup of butter to the saucepan with the other ingredients!
🌶️ More Delicious Hot Sauce Recipes
If you like this sauce, you might like my book Hot Sauce Cookbook for Beginners!
Honey Sriracha Sauce
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the sriracha, honey, coconut oil, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes, whisking frequently, until the sauce has reduced and thickened to a syrup-like consistency.