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A french fry dipped into a small bowl of chipotle mayo

Chipotle Mayo

This chipotle mayo is a smoky, creamy sauce like the secret sauce served at Mexican restaurants. It's quick and easy to make and is delicious with just about everything, from tacos to dipping fries! We have a jar of this condiment in the fridge at all times.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword blender recipe, easy to make, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 195kcal


  • Blender (or bowl and whisk)


  • ½ cup mayonnaise see Notes
  • 1-2 teaspoons lime juice to taste
  • 1 big pinch salt plus more to taste
  • 1 small clove garlic optional
  • 1 whole chipotle pepper from can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, see Notes
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce


  • For the Blender: Add all ingredients to blender and blend until completely smooth. Taste and adjust as needed. Serve immediately or refrigerate until chilled.
    For a Bowl & Whisk: Finely chop chipotle pepper and mince garlic. Add all ingredients to bowl and whisk until combined. Taste and adjust as needed. Serve immediately or refrigerate until chilled.
    Chipotle mayo ingredients in a blender


  • Chipotle Pepper: You could also use ½ teaspoon chipotle powder (plus more to taste) in place of the chipotle pepper and adobo sauce. 
  • Make it Vegan: Use a vegan mayonnaise. 
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 492mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg