Korean Gochujang Mayo Recipe

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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.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Calories 100kcal
Author Katie Wells


8 tablespoons



  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.
  • Serve as a dressing or dipping sauce and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Gochujang Mayo Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 TBSP)
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 18IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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

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

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


2 responses to “Korean Gochujang Mayo Recipe”

    1. Suzanne Avatar

      Hi Natalia. I know and I’m sorry! There was a scheduling mixup and the gochujang mayo post was published before the paste post. The paste recipe should be out by mid-May so keep an eye out for it!

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