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Easiest Chipotle Mayo / Aioli

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Easy chipotle mayo/ aioli is a spicy, smokey dipping sauce or dressing that is perfect for all your southwestern and Mexican inspired dishes. We use it to dip all our favorites, like French fries. If you love a spicy dipping sauce, the spicy smoky flavor will delight your tastebuds!

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Chipotle Mayo / chipotle Aioli / Chipotle sauce

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What is Chipotle Mayo made of?

Chipotle mayo is one of many great tasting dipping sauces made with regular mayo as the base. The dip is a spicy, Mexican or south western inspired dip that is perfect for French fries, corn ribs, or avocado fries.

To get the flavor right, you will need to have chipotle chilis in adobo sauce. For added boldness, you can add chipotle powder, but that will make it super hot really quickly!

Ingredients

Ingredients for making the best Mexican Sauce aka Chipotle Mayo

When you make chipotle mayo, you’ll want to make sure you have the following ingredients on hand:

  • Mayonnaise - We prefer using regular mayo, but you could use lower fat options or vegan mayo.
  • Sour cream - You can use regular, low fat, or no fat.
  • Chipotle chiles - We use 1 can of chipotles in adobo sauce.
  • Seasonings - You’ll need cumin powder, black pepper, and fresh cilantro. For added smokey flavor, you can add smoked paprika.
  • Freshly lime juice - You could use the bottled version, but fresh tastes better.
Chipotle Mayo / chipotle Aioli / Chipotle sauce

What is Aioli Sauce? 

Aioli sauce is a fancy form of mayo. Chipotle aioli sauce is a spicier version of aioli sauce that goes great with your favorite Mexican and southwestern dishes. You can also serve it on sandwiches, as a dip, or to top a spicy salad.

Step by step recipe

How to make spicy Chipotle Mayo

When you are ready to make chipotle mayo, you will need to follow these simple steps:

  • First, add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth!
  • Next, add more lime juice if you want more zing!

Finally, store leftovers in handy squeeze bottles so you are always ready for any chipotle mayo situation!

Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce is usually available in the Mexican or International sections of the grocery store. It is very spicy and hot, so you will want to watch adding additional ingredients until you have tried this spicy pepper and sauce.

Chipotle Mayo / chipotle Aioli / Chipotle sauce

Pro tips and tricks

When you make this easy mayo aioli, you may find these pro tips and tricks helpful:

  • To thin the sauce, add a little bit of water or lime juice.
  • To help cool the heat, you can add a bit of honey or reduce the amount of chipotle peppers you use.
  • Allow the sauce to sit for an hour or more to let the flavors really come together.

FAQs

How to serve

We recommend storing the sauce in a squeeze bottle so you can add it to your favorite sandwiches, salads, Mexican food, or easily make a bowl for dipping. We love to serve chipotle aioli with French fries and avocado fries, but you can serve it with salads, sandwiches, main dishes, and your favorite handheld treats.

Is Chipotle Aioli the same as chipotle mayo?

Yes! Chipotle aioli and chipotle mayo are the same thing. Aioli is really a fancy term for mayo. That said, you may find some variations between recipes, which will alter the flavor of either slightly.Chipotle Mayo / chipotle Aioli / Chipotle sauce

How to store

Once you make this chipotle mayo recipe, we  recommend storing it in a squeeze bottle. This allows you to easily add it to your favorite dishes quickly and easily.

If you don’t have a squeeze bottle, then any small container that you can seal will work.

No matter what you place it in, make sure to place it in the fridge to keep it fresh.

Can I make the chipotle Mayo vegan?

Yes! You can easily make this spicy mayo recipe vegan with vegan mayo and vegan sour cream.

Does chipotle aioli have dairy?

Mayo does not contain dairy, but our recipe does call for sour cream, so there is dairy in that. If you need to be dairy free, you can omit the sour cream.

What does chipotle mayo taste like?

Chipotle mayo is a spicy, hot, and somewhat smokey dip or dressing. We make it to top our favorite Mexican recipes and then to dip fries or other snacks into.

Chipotle Mayo / chipotle Aioli / Chipotle sauce

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Chipotle Mayo / chipotle Aioli / Chipotle sauce

Chipotle Mayo - Aioli Recipe

Easy chipotle mayo/ aioli is a spicy, smokey dipping sauce or dressing that is perfect for all your southwestern and Mexican inspired dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 chipotle chiles from 1 can of chipotles in adobo
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions

When you are ready to make chipotle mayo, you will need to follow these simple steps:

  • First, add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth!
  • Next, add more lime juice if you want more zing!

Notes

Pro tips and tricks

When you make this easy mayo aioli, you may find these pro tips and tricks helpful:

  • To thin the sauce, add a little bit of water or lime juice.
  • To help cool the heat, you can add a bit of honey or reduce the amount of chipotle peppers you use.
  • Allow the sauce to sit for an hour or more to let the flavors really come together.

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About Soniya

Hello, I am Soniya, the cofounder of The Belly Rules The Mind.  Originally from Mumbai, India, I am settled in Virginia US with my husband.

I am a mother of 2 energetic boys, referred to as R2 (15-year-old) and R3 (10-year-old) on the blog. In case you are wondering who is R1, well that is my husband. 

My hubby and I were born in Mumbai, India, where we were spoiled by the wealth of food choices available to us. We could enjoy everything from yummy street food to multi-cuisine restaurants and we became very picky about what we like and what we don't. Read more

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