This chipotle lime dip is rich, creamy, and loaded with the flavors of citrus and hot, smokey chipotles. Chipotle lime sauce makes a great addition to any table!
This is one of my favorite dips to make because it has such a great combo of cool creaminess and a kick of heat and smoke from the chipotle peppers. It’s so good and so versatile.
Chipotle Lime Sauce
Every ingredient used in this recipe is super easy to find at your local grocery store, so there’s no need to worry about having to go to a specialty store.
- Sour cream
- Thinly sliced green onions
- Minced garlic
- Minced chipotle chiles in adobo
- Adobo sauce
- Grated lime zest
- Lime juice
See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.
Making this dip is just as easy as shopping for the ingredients. It only takes two steps!
Step 1: Combine All Ingredients
Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, garlic, minced chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, lime zest, and lime juice in a mixing bowl. Stir well until creamy.
Step 2: Chill
Chill the dip for at least a couple of hours, then serve with your favorite dipping sides.
Hint: The longer you chill this dip, the better it will taste. 2 hours is just the minimum.
Don’t have the correct ingredients on hand or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this chipotle lime sauce.
- Lemon Juice – If you don’t have lime juice, lemon juice will work well.
- Lemon Zest – Lemon zest works well in this dip.
Want to personalize this chipotle lime dip recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Minced Onions – For even more onion flavor, add minced onions to the dip.
- Extra Smooth – For an extra smooth dip, pulse this in a blender for a few seconds.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this spicy shrimp dip.
It only takes a few basic pieces of kitchen equipment to make this dip.
- Measuring cups and spoons
This dip will last for about 3 days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. Freezing is not recommended.
This is a super simple recipe, but I do have a couple of tips to help make sure you end up with the best possible dip.
- Mix your dip extremely thoroughly to ensure it’s completely blended.
- The longer your chill this dip, the better. That chilling process is what allows all the flavors to meld together so well.
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Do you have questions about chipotle lime sauce? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about chipotle lime dip.
Yes. Chipotles are ripened jalapeno chiles that have been smoked and dried.
They’re about as hot as a regular jalapeno, so they have a good level of heat, but it’s nothing dramatic.
Chilling the dip allows it to let all the flavors meld together. The longer it sits, the better.
Chipotle Lime Dip
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Chipotle Lime Dip
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 4 green onions sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 4 chipotle chiles in adobo minced or about 1 heaping tablespoon
- ½ teaspoon adobo sauce from can of chipotle peppers
- 1 tablespoon lime zest grated
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Get out and measure your ingredients.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl combine mayo, sour cream, green onions, garlic, chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, lime zest and juice.
- Stir until creamy and well blended.
- Store refrigerated in an airtight container for at least 2-3 hours before serving, even longer the better, and up to 3 days total. Including the day you made it.
- Serve with sweet potato fries, sliced vegetables like cucumber, peppers, celery, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and so much more.