Chipotle mayonnaise combines the cool creaminess of mayo with the heat of chipotle peppers. This chipotle mayo sauce is the perfect spicy dip or sandwich topping.
I’ve always loved foods that combine cool creaminess with a kick of heat. That’s what this dip delivers. It’s a flavor sensation, and it’s so good with almost anything.
Chipotle Mayo Sauce
You don’t need much in the way of ingredients to make this delicious dip, and everything can be easily found at your local grocery store.
- Sour cream
- Minced chipotle chiles in adobo – more or less to taste
- Adobo sauce
- Freshly squeezed lime juice
See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.
Making this mayonnaise couldn’t be easier. It takes two steps, and one of them is just chilling it.
Step 1: Combine All Ingredients
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Step 2: Chill
Transfer the mayo to an airtight container or jar with a lid and chill for about an hour before serving.
Hint: Be sure to let this chill for an hour at the least. The chilling process allows the flavors to blend and meld.
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 mayo sauce.
- Low Fat – You can make a low fat version by useing low fat mayonnaise.
- Bottled Lime Juice – Bottled lime juice will work in place of fresh squeezed.
Want to personalize this chipotle mayo sauce? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Minced Garlic – Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of minced garlic for even more flavor.
- Green Onions – Try adding 1 to 2 thinly sliced green onions or scallions.
- Sour Cream – Try reducing the mayonnaise by ¼ cup and adding ¼ cup sour cream for an extra creamy dip.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this buffalo ranch sauce.
You’ll need less than a handful of equipment to make this recipe.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Blender or food processor
This will keep in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for about a week.
This recipe is so easy, but there are still a couple of tips to remember to make this the best it can possibly be.
- Make sure you blend this dip thoroughly to ensure the flavors are combined well. You can’t overblend it.
- Let this chill for at least an hour before serving. The longer you chill, the more time the flavors have to meld.
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If you like dips, here are some more great recipes you might like to try.
Do you have questions about this chipotle mayo sauce? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about chipotle mayonnaise.
It will be good for up to a week in the refrigerator.
Chipotles are smoked jalapeno peppers.
They’re not hotter than jalapenos that haven’t been smoked, so they’re not incredibly hot.
Ready to get cooking? Remember that you can print this recipe if you would like.
- ¾ cup mayo
- ¼ cup sour cream or another ¼ cup mayo if desired
- 2 chipotle chiles in adobo diced, more or less to taste
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- Get out and measure your ingredients.
- This mayo can include sour cream too. For years we just used a cup of mayo and now we use ¼ cup of sour cream sometimes instead of just mayo. Both are wonderful in my opinion and I’d love to hear which version you prefer.
- Using a blender or food processor, combine mayo, sour cream (if using), adobo sauce, lime juice, and chipotles.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Store covered inside your refrigerator for a couple of hours for the flavors to blend together. Then you can properly assess if you need to add more diced chipotle chiles, adobo sauce or salt and pepper.
- Enjoy every bite!