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Easy Chipotle Mayonnaise

Smooth and creamy, Chipotle Mayonnaise is one of my favorite condiments. It’s perfect for sandwiches, burgers, or dipping fries.

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 a bowl and a whisk!

A wooden spoonful of chipotle mayo.

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 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, air fryer sweet potato wedges 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.

Simple Ingredients

Ingredients to make chipotle mayonnaise on a counter.

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 mello and smoky than they are spicy.

And because we’re using a powder form, this is different than the can of chipotle sauce 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


As I said before – no fancy tools required.

  • whisk
  • bowl
  • squeeze bottle – if you want to get fancy and do a fancy drizzle over the top of things.

How to make chipotle mayo

How to make chipotle mayo.

This is seriously the world’s easier recipe. Simply add all the ingredients to a medium sized bowl.

Whisked chipotle mayo with lime halves on the side.

Whisk to combine, and then refrigerate for 30 minutes.

That’s it!!


What is chipotle? 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….

How should I store the chipotle mayo?

Chipotle mayo sauce should be store in an airtight container and kept refrigerated.

You’ll want to slather this delicious mayo on everything.

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Chipotle Mayonnaise

A wooden spoonful of chipotle mayo.

Smooth and creamy, Chipotle Mayonnaise is one of my favorite condiments. It's perfect for sandwiches, burgers, or dipping fries.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Allow to chill for at least 30 minutes.

    Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Refrigeration allows the flavors to meld together and blend.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g


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