Smooth and creamy, this Chipotle Mayonnaise recipe is the perfect condiment. It's a tasty addition to sandwiches, burgers, or dipping in some air fryer sweet potato wedges.
It's so easy to make and as an added bonus, you don't even need to haul out your blender or food processor... just grab a bowl and get whisking up this secret sauce!
Friends, I'd like you to meet this delicious dip, otherwise known as your new best friend!
This Chipotle Mayonnaise recipe makes up an easy 5-minute creamy sauce that comes together with ingredients you likely already have on hand. This recipe is a tasty treasure for your taste buds.
It's cool, smoky and spicy all at the same time. Excuse me while I drool for a sec.
It's totally okay if you want to dub this as your "secret sauce" and serve it with everything! Some of my favorite recipes are the perfect home for this dipping sauce like air fryer zucchini fries and french fries.
Oh, and slather some on your next burger, baja fish tacos, or crab cakes, too! It's the do-all, everything of condiments!
I love to make a big batch and keep it in the fridge so I can have it on hand when I need it.
We are basically combining some mayonnaise with a little chipotle powder to make this fabulous mayonnaise. If it were on the menu at a restaurant, they'd probably call it something fancy, like a chipotle aioli, and then we'd give up some precious time consulting google.
Instead, let's go basic here and just call it what it is: an easy chipotle mayo recipe.
- Mayonnaise - You could go crazy and make homemade mayonnaise, which would be delicious. But let's save that for another day. Grab your favorite, good quality mayo.
- Lime juice - the citrus keeps things light and fun.
- Chipotle chili powder - Chipotle chile pepper is different than jalapeno peppers. They're more mellow and smoky than they are spicy.
And because we're using a powder form, this is different than the can of chipotle peppers in adobo you see at the grocery store. With that, you usually you just need a teaspoon or so but you have to open up a whole can and then you have leftover chipotles.
By using the chili powder, we're avoiding the waste of a key ingredient!
- Paprika and salt - you can use smoked paprika or regular; whatever is in your spice cabinet.
As I said before - no fancy tools required.
- squeeze bottle - if you want to get fancy and do a fancy drizzle over the top of things like a burrito bowl...mmmmm!
How to make this chipotle mayo sauce
This is seriously the world's easier recipe. Simply add all the ingredients to a medium sized bowl.
Whisk to combine, and then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
How to use this smoky mayo
Chipotle is basically jalapeno peppers that have been dried and smoked. So it's more about the flavors that an actual type of pepper.
There's a slight smoky flavor and the heat is not hot like a jalapeno. It's a mellow fellow, that chipotle. If you're bored on a Friday night, you could always make your own chipotle powder.
Spoiler alert: that activity has never made my bucket list. I usually buy mine online or at the grocery store. Bo-ring....
Chipotle mayo sauce should be store in an airtight container and kept refrigerated.
You'll want to slather this delicious mayo on everything. Stir it into chicken salad or use in place of mayo anytime you want a little kick of spice!
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Chipotle Mayonnaise Recipe
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Allow to chill for at least 30 minutes.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.