This creamy and smoky chipotle mayo is the perfect addition to tacos, fajitas, and taquitos. It’s incredibly delicious, packed with flavor, and you need only 5 minutes to make it!
Why This Recipe Works
This chipotle mayo is hands down one of my favorite sauces! I love to use it for all kinds of Mexican recipes like tacos, taquitos, burritos, and burrito bowls. And it’s also super delicious with burgers and crispy potatoes.
It’s super creamy, a little spicy and smoky, and so easy to make! You can whip it up any time as you need only 5 pantry ingredients. All you have to do is place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well. 5 minutes is all you need!
The vegan mayonnaise makes the sauce super creamy while the salsa de chipotle gives it a deep and smokey flavor and adds a bit of heat. To intensify the smoky, distinctive taste, I added a bit of smoked paprika powder as well as regular paprika powder.
And don’t forget to add a squeeze of fresh lime juice for the perfect flavor! It perfectly balances out the flavors.
I love that this sauce is whipped up in just 5 minutes and it keeps in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Just add it to every meal that needs a burst of flavor. It’s also great with nachos!
What Goes Into This Recipe
- Mayo – you can use store-bought vegan mayonnaise or make your own vegan mayo.
- Salsa de Chipotle – I used store-bought salsa with chipotles (for example from La Costena or La Morena). You could replace it with 1 chipotle chili from a can of chipotles in adobo.
- Lime Juice – use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
- Paprika Powder – I used a combination of smoked and regular paprika powder.
How To Make This Recipe
1. Step: Squeeze the lime. You need 1 teaspoon of lime juice.
2. Step: Place everything in a small bowl and stir well.
- I used store-bought canned salsa with chipotles for this recipe. If you can’t find it, you could replace it with a chipotle chili from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce.
- If you’re chipotle mayo turns out too spicy, just add more mayo to your personal liking.
Ways To Use This Recipe
I love the chipotle mayo:
- on Mexican recipes like tacos, burritos, and taquitos
- in sandwiches
- as a salad dressing (thinned out with a tablespoon of almond milk)
- with crispy wedges
- as a quesadilla dip
- with my vegan chicken tenders and crispy tofu cubes
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does The Chipotle Mayo Last?
Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, the sauce will last up to 2 weeks. Make sure to always use a clean spoon so it won’t go bad earlier.
Can I Replace The Mayo For A Lighter Version?
For a lighter version, you can replace the vegan mayo with silken tofu or unsweetened coconut yogurt. It will still be very delicious, but not as creamy.
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I Love To Hear From You!
I hope you like this chipotle mayo as much as we do around here.
If you give it a try, I’d love to know what you think about it. Just leave me a comment and a star rating below. Your comments really make my day!
- 6 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
- 4 teaspoons salsa de chipotle (for example from La Costena or La Morena), You could replace it with 1 chipotle chili from 1 can of chipotles in adobo
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
- 1/2 teaspoon regular paprika powder
- Squeeze the lime. You need 1 teaspoon of lime juice.
- Place everything in a small bowl and stir well.
- I used store-bought canned salsa with chipotles for this recipe. If you can't find it, you could replace it with 1 chipotle chili from 1 can of chipotles in adobo.
- If you're chipotle mayo turns out too spicy, just add more mayo to your personal liking.
- Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, the sauce will last up to 2 weeks. Make sure to always use a clean spoon so it won't go bad earlier.