Creamy Chipotle Aioli is a quick and zesty sauce perfect for dipping or spreading on sandwiches.
Creamy chipotle aioli is a quick and zesty sauce perfect for dipping or spreading on sandwiches. Condiments can easily make or break a meal. Sauces should complement, not take over the meal. Any chipotle sauce has trouble not overwhelming just by the sheer nature of its flavor.
Chipotle peppers are pretty spicy! Therefore, depending on how many peppers you throw into the blend, you can also adjust the heat of your sauce. Some dishes, like my Spicy Chicken Sandwich, are defined by the chipotle aioli and certain level of heat. The adobe sauce that chipotle peppers are typically canned in also adds a layer of smoky flavor sophistication.
Don’t forget to PIN Chipotle Aioli!
- 1 7 ounce can chipotle chiles in adobe sauce
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoons cilantro chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a small food processor (or blender), puree chipotle peppers and adobe sauce for 30 seconds. It should be thick and paste like, it will not be smooth.
Transfer chipotle peppers to a separate bowl. Without cleaning the food processor (or blender) add remaining ingredients. Add 1 tablespoon of chipotle peppers at a time until the desired taste is achieved. I use the whole can, however I like things spicy. You are much better off adding in small amounts and taste testing along the way.
Refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes or until served. You can refrigerate for up to a week.