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Chipotle Mayo

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Chipotle Mayo is a spicy twist on a classic condiment! Chipotle peppers smothered in adobo sauce, a bright burst of lime, savory garlic and onion powder, all mixed into a traditional mayo base to bring you the most flavorful sauce. This isn’t your mother’s mayonnaise.

Add a kick of spice to classic dishes like our Egg Salad Sandwich, Easy Lobster Rolls, or Red Potato Salad by substituting regular mayo for this chipotle version!

Bowl of chipotle mayo with a spoon.

Chipotle Mayo

Bring the heat as the weather begins to cool down with our Chipotle Mayo. We love a good upgrade to the classics, and this spicy twist never disappoints. Completely customizable when it comes to the level of heat and spice, you can amp it up or tone it down.

Fresh lime juice adds a bright burst of citrus flavor, while the garlic and onion powder both seal in the savory notes that make your mouth water. It’s so customizable that you can even opt for a vegan version! 

This Chipotle Mayo is perfect to bring along for picnics and parties. Try it on burgers, chicken, a classic BLT, or your favorite sandwich. It also makes for a delicious dipping sauce for french fries (give it a whirl with our Oven Baked French Fries) and veggies. 

How To Make Chipotle Mayo

  1. Grab your blender and add in the chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise. Then, pour in the chipotle pepper sauce and stir until fully combined.
  3. Serve with your favorite sandwich, use it as a dip for French fries, chips, or veggies. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and lime wedges if desired for an added flair. Enjoy!
Collage showing how to make chipotle mayo.

Tips and Variations

  • Add in a dash of smoked paprika for a touch of smokey flavor along with the spice.
  • If you aren’t too keen on spice, use less chipotle peppers. Or, on the other hand, if you want something extra spicy go ahead and add more peppers!
  • For a thinner consistency for a drizzle (say over this Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad) add in a little milk to thin out the mayo. Be careful not to add too much or it will begin to alter the flavor. 
  • You can make this recipe vegan by swapping out regular mayo for a vegan version. 
  • If cilantro tastes like soap feel free to skip out on that garnish.
  • Chipotle peppers do vary in size so be aware when choosing how many to add to your mayo. Several small peppers may do the trick whereas you may only need one or two larger sized peppers. Stay consistent when picking your peppers. That way you can control the amount of spice and chipotle flavor.
Top down view of chipotle mayo in a bowl next to sweet potato fries.

Storage

Refrigerator: Store the Chipotle Mayo in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

 Freezer: We don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

Don’t forget to check out our Chipotle Mayo web story!

Close up of chipotle mayo and limes.

Chipotle Mayo

Yield: About 2 ½ Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Chipotle Mayo is a spicy twist on a classic condiment! Chipotle peppers smothered in adobo sauce, a bright burst of lime, savory garlic and onion powder, all mixed into a traditional mayo base to bring you the most flavorful sauce. This isn’t your mother’s mayonnaise.

Ingredients

  • 1 (7 ounce) can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, use all the sauce and 2 of the peppers
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 cups mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Add the chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder and salt to a small blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the mayonnaise to a medium size bowl then pour in the chipotle pepper sauce and stir to combine.
  3. Serve with your favorite sandwich, French fries, chips or veggies and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and lime wedges if desired.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 ounce. Actual calories will vary.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

*Photos courtesy of Karla Rae photography.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1 ounce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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