Bang Bang Sauce

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Roasted vegetables dipped in Bang Bang Sauce, dare I say it, are better than vegetables with homemade ranch dip. I didn’t think that was possible but it IS! (And yes, this homemade ranch really is incredible.)

roasted Brusssels sprout on fork with dipping sauce

What is Bang Bang Sauce?

Bang Bang Sauce and Yum Yum Sauce are often confused as they have the same creamy mayonnaise base and a similar list of ingredients. However, this sauce is slightly sweet with the addition of the sweet chili sauce.

Traditionally, this sauce is served with shrimp. However, my family went absolutely crazy over this sauce with roasted vegetables. They devoured the Brussels sprouts with it and then started dipping their broccoli in the sauce.

Bang Bang Sauce in small black bowl with vegetables

I even caught one of my boys scraping the bowl clean after dinner. To say this sauce was a hit doesn’t even begin to describe how fantastic it is.

Wondering how to make bang bang sauce that isn’t quite as spicy? I’m happy to tell you that the heat here can be adjusted to your preference for spiciness. This sauce is great when made both with and without a lot of heat.

I make ours with 4 teaspoons of hot sauce, and it’s pleasantly sweet and spicy with just a teeny bit of lingering heat. We have a fairly high heat tolerance though, so you may want to start with 2 teaspoons, taste the sauce, and adjust accordingly.

The beauty of this sauce is you simply stir everything together and it can be served immediately. Two minutes or less to make and your family will be scouring the refrigerator to find things to dip in it!

roasted Brusssels sprout on fork with dipping sauce

Bang Bang Sauce Recipe

Ingredients 

  • mayonnaise
  • sweet chili sauce
  • Sriracha hot sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • garlic minced
  • kosher salt 

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, chili sauce, Sriracha, vinegar, garlic, and salt. Taste the sauce. Add additional salt, only as needed.
  2. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Brussels sprout on fork with bang bang sauce

Vegetable Seasoning

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper are all you really need for perfectly seasoned vegetables. However, glazes, seasoning blends, and sauces help change the flavors up and entice the entire family to enjoy more vegetables.

Homemade spice mixes are easy to make and taste so much better than store-bought. Loaded with an abundance of flavor and a tiny bit of heat, taco seasoning gets used more than anything else in my spice cupboard.

Cheese is a perfect pairing for vegetables. This cheddar cheese sauce is creamy, flavorful, and rich. It is a staple in our home. We love it best on broccoli!

Bang Bang Sauce in small black bowl with vegetables

Bang Bang Sauce

Roasted vegetables dipped in Bang Bang Sauce, dare I say it, are better than vegetables with homemade ranch dip. I didn't think that was possible but it IS!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 12 (1 tablespoon) servings

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2-4 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, chili sauce, Sriracha, vinegar, garlic, and salt. Taste the sauce. Add additional salt, only as needed.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Plain white vinegar may be substituted for rice vinegar.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal · Carbohydrates: 3g · Protein: 0.2g · Fat: 7g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g · Monounsaturated Fat: 2g · Trans Fat: 0.02g · Cholesterol: 4mg · Sodium: 154mg · Potassium: 5mg · Fiber: 0.04g · Sugar: 3g · Vitamin A: 7IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 2mg · Iron: 0.03mg
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Bang Bang Sauce with roasted Brussels sprouts

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