Kimchi Mayo

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Use this kimchi mayo to elevate your favorite dishes with a hit of spicy, umami flavor! Two different options for preparing this recipe allow for varying levels of convenience, depending on how much time you have to make it.

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Option #1 is a more do-it-yourself approach and allows the freedom to adjust individual ingredients to suit your taste. This one is my favorite.

Option #2 is quick and easy and gives you delicious kimchi mayo in a flash.

Either way, this kimchi mayo recipe is sure to add an extra dimension of flavor to any dish.

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Kimchi Mayo Storage Info

Your freshly made Asian mayo should last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator, so it is perfect to make ahead and reach for throughout the week any time you want to add the tangy flavor of kimchi to your meal.

Tweaks & Serving Suggestions

Add diced chili peppers to turn up the heat, or additional lime juice for a more zesty taste. After about a day, the ingredients will marinate further and add even more depth to the flavor.

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This mayo makes an excellent topping for many Korean dishes, including beef bulgogi or bibimbap. Make your next dish a fusion favorite by adding this Korean-style mayo. It can be used in place of regular mayo for most dishes like sandwiches, wraps, burgers, or as a dipping sauce for French fries and chicken fingers!

What kind of dishes will you be topping with kimchi mayo? Let us know what you thought of this recipe in the comments!

Kimchi mayo spread out on a small white dish with a spoon, concrete look background.

Kimchi Mayo

Joss D
Use this kimchi mayo to elevate your favorite dishes with a hit of spicy, umami flavor!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine French, Korean
Servings 16 tablespoons
Calories 132 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Option #1 with Mayo From Scratch:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 cup canola oil - approximately, will depend on desired thickness
  • 2 ½ tablespoons kimchi brine
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Salt - to taste

Option #2 with Prepared Mayo:

  • 1 cup mayo
  • ½ cup kimchi - with the brine

Instructions
 

Option #1 with Mayo From Scratch:

  • Add egg yolks, mustard and lime juice to a medium bowl. Whisk until combined.
    2 egg yolks, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 ½ teaspoons lime juice
  • Add a small amount of the canola oil while whisking constantly, until completely combined. Continue adding small amounts of the oil, completely combining each time, until the mixture thickens. Be patient and add the oil very slowly so that it doesn’t split.
    1 cup canola oil
  • When the mayo becomes thick and spoonable, you know it’s ready. Mix in the kimchi brine. Season with the sugar and salt.
    2 ½ tablespoons kimchi brine, ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Keep refrigerated in a glass jar, airtight container or squeeze bottle.

Option #2 with Prepared Mayo:

  • Add the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Keep refrigerated in a glass jar, airtight container or squeeze bottle.

Notes

  • Nutrition information is for option #1 per tablespoon.
  • Option #1 yields approximately 1 cup mayo (16 tablespoons).
  • Option #2 yields approximately 1 ⅔ cups mayo (26 tablespoons).

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 3mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 33IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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