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Chipotle Mayo Sauce (or Baja Chipotle Sauce) is a smoky, spicy, and creamy condiment that’s perfect for adding flavor to all kinds of dishes.
Whether you’re looking to elevate your Baja Shrimp Tacos or enjoy with some fries, this versatile sauce is sure to please.
Living near Baja California, I’ve learned that the key to making any dish unforgettable was to pack it with bold, unique flavors – like this smoky mayo.
With just a handful of ingredients, you can whip up a batch of this easy recipe in no time.
- Chipotles in adobo sauce
- Garlic powder
- Lime juice (or lemon juice)
This spicy mayo recipe only takes a few simple ingredients to make. Swap out canned chipotles in adobo for 1 tbsp chipotle powder.
A great addition is onion powder. Add only 1/2 tsp in the recipe, if using.
While some people make their own mayo from scratch, I’m all about easy. That’s why I recommend you buy your favorite mayo at the grocery store instead of messing around with egg yolks.
Chipotle Mayo vs. Chipotle Aioli
What’s the difference? While each is a creamy sauce emulsion, aioli is a traditional Mediterranean sauce made with garlic and olive oil, while mayo is made with egg yolks, chipotle chiles, and canola, soybean oil, or avocado oil.
- Put the mayo and chipotle peppers in an immersion blender, regular blender, or food processor.
- Add lime juice, garlic powder, and salt.
Remember this recipe next time you have leftover chipotles. Chicken salad, burrito bowls, it adds a lot of flavor to just about any dish.
This chipotle mayonnaise recipe is high in fat and calories but can be enjoyed in moderation as a flavorful addition to sandwiches, salads, and other dishes.
If you choose mayo that is made with avocado oil, it is also a good source of Vitamin E and healthy fats. It’s a great alternative to sour cream. You can even create a vegan version.
- Blend until the ingredients are well combined and the sauce is smooth and creamy.
- Taste and adjust the spice level as needed.
Transfer the sauce to a jar or container and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Mayonnaise was invented in France in the 18th century, and it quickly became popular all over the world. The French undoubtedly introduced it to Mexico when they invaded. Anyone ever hear of Cinco de Mayo?
Chipotle peppers, of course, are a staple in Mexican cuisine, and the combination of these two ingredients has become a beloved condiment in Baja as well as in Mexican-American cuisine.
Serve in a small bowl with seafood, chips, sweet potoao wedges, sweet potato fries, or french fries.
This homemade chipotle mayonnaise adds a kick of spice and extra flavor to Baja fish tacos.
- Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
- Add more or less chipotle peppers depending on your desired level of spiciness.
- Make a big batch and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week or two in an airtight container.
- Do not freeze your spicy mayo. Although it will be safe to eat, the texture will be off.
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Chipotle Mayo Sauce (or Baja Chipotle Sauce) is a simple yet delicious condiment that can elevate any dish or serve as a delicious dipping sauce.
This Mexican secret sauce is perfect for those who love smoky, spicy flavors, and it’s incredibly easy to make at home. Once you try this recipe, you’ll never want to go back to regular mayo again!
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Chipotle Mayo Sauce
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 chipotle in adobo sauce
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 lime juice
- Put everything in the food processor.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve with seafood, chips, or french fries.
This chipotle mayo is great on top of cheeseburgers or great for dipping fries into.
Glad to hear that you enjoyed the chipotle mayo sauce! It definitely adds a great flavor to many dishes.
Oh, yeah! this is going straight on my burger and on my fries. Om nom nom.
Glad to hear that! This Chipotle mayo sauce will add a lot of flavor to your burgers and fries. Enjoy!
Such an easy way to add a smoky kick to foods – I’ll be making extra next time!
Glad you enjoyed this recipe. Super tasty!
I just happen to have all of these things in my pantry right now. I think I’ll make it tonight to go with burgers.
That sounds like a great idea! This Chipotle mayo sauce goes well with burgers and adds a little extra kick of flavor. Enjoy!