This homemade Chipotle sauce recipe is one of my favorite sauces. I put it on everything from tacos to burritos to enchiladas. And, of course, it's delicious on homemade potato chips or air fryer veggies.
This homemade chipotle sauce is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, it's low-carb and naturally gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy it.
Homemade Chipotle Sauce from Scratch
Making the chipotle sauce from scratch is not as difficult as you may think. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and versatile sauce that can be used on everything from tacos to enchiladas. I personally love to dip Air fryer French Fries or Chicken Nuggets in it.
The Ingredients you'll need:
- Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- Sour cream
- Lime juice
- And a few pinches of spices, like smoked paprika and cayenne pepper.
Simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. The blender that I use is Braun Multiquick which has a food processor. If you like your sauce on the spicier side, you can add additional chipotle peppers to taste. Once you've created your perfect chipotle sauce, it's time to enjoy! Try it on your favorite Mexican dishes or use it as a dipping sauce for chips and veggies. No matter how you enjoy it, this chipotle sauce is sure to please.
Full Recipe ingredients and instructions are available in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
What are Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce?
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are a type of chili pepper that is smoked and dried. The chipotle pepper is a variety of jalapeño pepper. Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce can also be added to soups, stews, and sauces to give them a smoky flavor. If you want to try something different, you can even add chipotle peppers to desserts like chocolate cake or ice cream.
Ways to Use Chipotle Sauce
Did you know that chipotle sauce can be used for more than just Mexican food? This delicious, smoky sauce can add a kick to all sorts of dishes. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Drizzle it over scrambled eggs for a breakfast with a difference.
- Use it as a sandwich spread in place of mayo or mustard.
- Make a chipotle-infused vinaigrette for your next salad.
- Toss roasted vegetables with the sauce for an easy side dish.
- Add it to soup or chili for extra flavor.
- Use it as a dipping sauce for chicken, fish, or shrimp.
With so many possibilities, there's no excuse not to try chipotle sauce in your cooking!
Other Homemade Sauces to try:
- ½ cup regular mayo
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 Chipotle peppers from a can called Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½ teaspoon olive oil or avocado oil
- Small Pinch of cayenne pepper spice (about ⅛ tsp)
- Pinch of smoked paprika or red paprika powder (about ⅛ tsp)
- Pinch of Cumin powder (about ⅛ tsp)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cilantro seasoning
- ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- ½ teaspoon white vinegar
- ½ teaspoon lime juice
- ½ teaspoon honey (if you like a bit of sweetness in your Chipotle sauce) And it's going to be a Honey Chipotle sauce
Combine all the ingredients together in a food processor
Blend for 30-60 seconds until all the ingredients are well blended and form the smooth pinkish-orange-ish sauce-like consistency.
With the help of the silicone spatula or a spoon transfer from the food processor into a glass jar or a sauce jar
This is a mild recipe. Not very spicy. If you prefer your Chipotle sauce spicier, then you add 3 chipotles peppers and a bit more of cayenne peppers powder.
The blender that I use is Braun Multiquick which has a food processor.
You can substitute for Light mayo and light sour cream if you prefer
I make this sauce weekly and store it in a glass jar with a lid.
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Homemade Avocado-Cilantro Green sauce in 5 min.