How to Make Chipotle Sauce

Picture this: You're dining out at a nice local Mexican restaurant. You get your meal and on the side is this lovely orange cream. You spoon a dollop onto your food and feel your taste buds elevated to a level never before thought possible within the realm of humanity.

An authentic ancho and chipotle chile pepper sauce can really bring a dish together, as you likely know. While you might never know the exact combination of spices that go into making your favorite family owned restaurant's version, there are a number of good options when you try to learn how to make chipotle sauce at home.

This recipe will cover just that, showing you how you can make your own spicy mayo sauce to help liven up your favorite dishes, perfect for dipping chips, for fish tacos, for chicken, or just eating by the spoonful. Easy and quick to make and just bursting with flavor, it won't be long before the days of bland home cooking are but a distant memory.

Chipotle sauce in a jar, chipotle peppers blurred out in the background.

Prep Time: 15 mins.

Yield: 2 cups

What is a Chipotle Anyway?

Chipotle Peppers

Some like it hot! Chipotle peppers are simply ripened jalapeños that have gone through a smoked-drying process. Preserving chipotles through smoke-drying was adopted by many civilizations, that are now known as modern-day countries of Mexico. Chipotles are considered a staple in Mexican cuisine. These peppers boast medium heat and will add a depth of smoky flavor to salsa, stews, soups, meat and more.

Step #1. Prepare Ingredients

Chipotles in a bowl.
  • 1/4 cup chipotles in adobo sauce (2 chipotles + sauce)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  •  3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • Cilantro leaves (about ¼ cup)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (optional)
  • Blender

Step #2. Blend All Ingredients

Mayo in a blender.

Pour all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.

Mayo and Greek yogurt in a blender.
Mayo, yogurt and cilantro leaves in a blender.
Mayo, yogurt, cilantro and cumin in a blender.
Mayo, yogurt, cumin, cilantro and chipotle peppers in a blender.
Chipotle ingredients blended smoothly.

Serve & Enjoy!

Chipotle sauce pouring into a jar.
Chipotle sauce in a jar, chipotle peppers blurred out in the background.
Chipotle sauce in a jar, chipotle peppers on the side.
Chipotle sauce in a jar, chipotle peppers on the side.

With your newfound skill, you should have no trouble making this chipotle aioli sauce from scratch whenever you feel like it. As simple as just tossing some things into a blender, you can crank out this attractive and spicy condiment for any occasion.

Whether it's to compliment your home cooking or spice up some less-than-authentic fast food, this chipotle sauce gets you where you need to go. One of the true beauties of this recipe, though, is how easy it is to adjust to your personal tastes. Mild, medium, or extra hot is just a few tweaks away. You could also enhance all the flavors by the simple addition of toasting and grinding your own spices or making your own mayonnaise.

What's your favorite way to use chipotle sauce? Considering how delicious this recipe is and how simple it is to make, you're probably about to have a lot more candidates for that spot in a short time.

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How to Make Chipotle Sauce

We are going to show you in 2 steps - how you can make your own chipotle sauce to help liven up your favorite dishes, perfect for dipping chips, for fish tacos etc.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 1 oz servings
Calories 102kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chipotles in adobo sauce (2 chipotles + sauce)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste optional

Instructions

  • Pour all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.
    Chipotle ingredients blended smoothly.
  • Serve and enjoy.
    Chipotle sauce pouring into a jar.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Chipotle Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Potassium 21mg 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

Notes

This recipe makes 2 cups of chipotle sauce.
If you can handle the heat, add more chipotles in adobo sauce to your liking.
If it is too spicy, add some more mayo and/or yogurt.
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