Burger King Zesty Sauce

Burger King Zesty Sauce is one of Burger King’s most popular sauce recipes, if you have never tried it has the perfect combination of heat and acid to take onion rings to a whole new level.

Onion Rings with Onion Ring Sauce

Zesty onion ring dipping sauce is great for onion rings, but this sauce would also go well on a hamburger, a roast beef sandwich, or anything fried. This sauce has just the right amount of acid and heat to cut through anything deep-fried.

What’s in Burger King Zesty Dipping Sauce

If you have tasted this sauce before you will notice that there are notes of horseradish, lemon, and something more.

I have read a few recipes online, and to be honest, I think most are very close to each other. They all contain mayonnaise, paprika, horseradish, lemon, some have mustard, but what I think is missing is a bit of umami. So to address this I like to add a drop or two of soy sauce. That extra drop of soy sauce balances the sauce.

How long does this sauce last in my refrigerator?

This homemade dipping sauce lasts for about a week in your refrigerator. So you can make this sauce a day or two ahead of time. I actually think the sauce tastes better a few hours after you make it because the ingredients get to marry and meld together.

Onion ring dipping sauce is easy to make!

Do you have a bowl? Go raid your refrigerator and your spice cabinet, and in about 5 minutes you will make a sauce everyone will love. Simply give these ingredients a quick stir, cover the bowl, and wait at least 30 minutes and you will be known as the king of sauces!

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Onion Rings with zesty Onion Ring Sauce

Burger King Zesty Sauce

You can make the Burger King Zesty Sauce, this sauce can be used for onion rings, french fries, burgers and more.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Burger King Recipes, onion ring dipping sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 79kcal


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseraddish
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 drop soy sauce


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until well blended.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes before using.


Other uses for this zesty sauce
  • Hamburgers
  • Roast beef 
  • Sandwiches
  • Fried mushrooms


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Hoss

    5 stars
    The only reason to subject oneself to the onion rings a BK is the sauce. This recipe is so easy and so close to their zesty sauce that you can now have the sauce and make your own onions rings, far better than anything BK can even imagine. Not to mention that this sauce has real ingredients, not a long list of chemicals.

  2. Alberto Rodriguez

    5 stars
    The Baby Rays has no kick. It’s a good sauce but rather bland as opposed to the BK zesty. This recipe is the closest I’ve found to that sauce. I read BK is going to bottle it and Publix will sell it soon.

  3. Jul

    5 stars
    PSA. Sweet baby rays secret sauce is identical for zesty sauce. My mom has been obsessed for years and I finally found an indentical sauce lol yw!!!

  4. Emtu

    5 stars
    This tastes very close to the real thing, and even if it’s not, it’s a really good sauce. I used pure horseradish instead of prepared for a spicier kick (in the same amount) and it may now be my favorite condiment.

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