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Creole Remoulade Sauce

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Think your condiment game is already at its peak? Hold onto your aprons because we’re rolling out a remoulade sauce that’s about to shake things up. This isn’t your average, everyday sauce. Nope, it’s a culinary chameleon ready to add a zesty kick to pretty much anything it touches.

A dish of creamy remoulade sauce next to lemon slices.

Sandwiches that need a flavor intervention? Shrimp remoulade salad crying out for excitement? Or maybe you’re in dire need of a dip that doesn’t disappoint? Your search ends here. With a boldness that’s borderline arrogant and a simplicity in preparation that’ll have you smirking, this sauce is about to slide into your go-to slot faster than you can say “pass the mayo.” 

Here is Why This Homemade Remoulade Sauce Works

  • Versatility: This remoulade sauce pairs beautifully with everything from sandwiches to seafood, making it a jack-of-all-trades in your condiment arsenal.
  • Flavor-packed: Combining spicy brown mustard with horseradish and a dash of Tabasco, this sauce delivers a spicy kick that’s balanced with the zestiness of lemon.
  • Quick & Easy: With no cooking required and all ingredients commonly found in your pantry, it’s a breeze to make even on the busiest of days.
  • Customizable: Easily adjusted to suit your heat preference, this recipe encourages you to make it your own.

The Ingredients For Remoulade Dressing

Here is a list of the ingredients you will need for this creamy remoulade sauce. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details.

  • Condiments: mayonnaise, spicy brown mustard, capers, horseradish sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco 
  • Pantry Seasonings: Old Bay seasoning, pepper
  • Produce: lemon (for zest and juice)
Adding all the ingredients for the sauce in a dish.

From Pantry to Sauce: A Simple Remoulade 

This homemade remoulade sauce doesn’t require a chef’s hat or a pantry full of obscure ingredients. It’s all about bringing together everyday items you probably already have, resulting in a dressing that could easily become the highlight of your meal. This is your chance to whip up something spectacular without breaking a sweat or the bank.

It’s as simple as tossing everything in a bowl and whisking them together. 


  • Creamy Herb Remoulade: Mix in finely chopped parsley and dill for a fresh, herby flavor.
  • Smoky Chipotle Remoulade: Swap out Tabasco for chipotle sauce and add a pinch of smoked paprika.
  • Sweet and Spicy Rémoulade Sauce: Add a tablespoon of honey for a sweet contrast to the spicy elements.

Tips for a Great Remoulade Sauce

Making this remoulade sauce is straightforward, but here are a few tips to ensure it comes out perfectly every time:

  • Balance the Flavors: Start with the base amounts and adjust the seasonings to taste, especially the lemon juice and hot sauce, to find your perfect balance.
  • Let It Rest: If time allows, let the sauce sit in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. This helps the flavors meld together beautifully.
  • Quality Ingredients: Use the best quality mayonnaise and mustard you can find, as these form the foundation of your sauce.
Dipping a shrimp in some spicy remoulade sauce.

Serving Suggestions: Meals Made Better with Remoulade

This isn’t just a fancy mayo to be ignored until the next BBQ. It’s the culinary equivalent of a Swiss Army knife, ready to slice through the blandness of your everyday meals and inject them with a flavor so bold, it’ll make your other condiments green with envy. From turning sad sandwiches into happy flavor fiestas to making your veggies sing a zesty chorus, let’s unleash the full potential of this sauce. Because, let’s be honest, life’s too short for boring food.

  • Burgers and Sandwiches: Slather remoulade sauce on your favorite burgers or sandwiches for an instant upgrade. Whether it’s a classic beef patty, a grilled chicken breast, or a hearty veggie burger, this sauce adds a creamy, tangy kick that complements any filling.
  • Seafood Delights: Seafood and remoulade are a match made in culinary heaven. Use it as a dipping sauce for shrimp (check out how to boil shrimp for an easy app), crab cakes, or even a seafood platter. For an authentic Louisiana twist, serve it alongside or atop a bowl of Creole seafood gumbo.
  • Roasted Vegetables: Drizzle or toss your roasted vegetables in this sauce before serving. It works wonders with potatoes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and more.
  • Egg Dishes: Elevate your breakfast or brunch with a dollop of remoulade. It pairs beautifully with poached eggs, omelets, or a classic egg salad.
  • Salad Dressing: Thin the sauce with a little bit of olive oil and use it as a dressing for your salads. It’s especially good in potato salad, coleslaw, or drizzled over a simple green salad.
  • Fried Foods: Looking for the ultimate dipping sauce for fried foods? From French fries to fried green tomatoes, and even tempura vegetables, this remoulade sauce adds a zing that cuts through the richness and leaves your palate craving more.

Storing the Sauce

Store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Stir well before using if separation occurs.

A spoon in a dish of creole remoulade sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this remoulade sauce ahead of time?

Absolutely, making it ahead allows the flavors to develop more fully.

Is this sauce gluten-free?

If you leave out or substitute the Worcestershire, it should be gluten free, but always check the labels on your ingredients to be sure they meet your dietary needs.

How can I adjust the heat level?

Play with the amount of horseradish and hot sauce to make it as mild or fiery as you like.

Our spicy and zesty sauce recipe is more than just a condiment; it’s a game-changer for meals needing an extra flavor kick. Quick to prepare and bursting with bold flavors, it’s the perfect addition to your culinary repertoire. Whether you’re dressing up a weekday dinner or entertaining guests, this sauce is sure to impress. Give it a try and discover the endless possibilities it brings to your table!

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Creamy remoulade sauce in a dish with a spoon.

Creamy Remoulade Sauce

Whether you're dressing up a seafood dish, slathering it on a sandwich, or dipping your favorite fried foods, this creamy remoulade sauce brings a delicious boost to any meal. Mix it up in minutes and watch it become the go-to condiment in your fridge!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Dahn Boquist


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped drained capers
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire
  • dash of Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce


  • Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. 


  • The beauty of this sauce is its flexibility. Feel free to adjust the amount of horseradish, Tabasco, or Old Bay seasoning based on your heat preference. Start with the suggested measurements and gradually add more until you reach your desired level of spiciness.
  • This sauce tastes even better after the flavors have had a chance to meld together in the fridge. Store it in an airtight container, and it should keep well for up to a week. Give it a good stir before serving if the ingredients have separated.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 197mg

Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandchildren or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Monday 26th of February 2024

We LOVE remoulade :-) Yours looks so good, Dahn.

Dahn Boquist

Monday 26th of February 2024

thanks Angie!

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