Chipotle Mayo Recipe

This chipotle mayo is smoky, earthy, packed with flavor, spicy, and will add a huge burst of flavor to sandwiches, tacos, veggies, burgers, and more.

Chipotle Mayo in a small ramekin
Chipotle mayo is packed with flavor and takes just a couple of minutes to make.

In a lot of popular restaurants, chipotle mayo is a hot condiment and we can see why. With just a few ingredients, you can create this delicious spread that is smoky and rich in depth of flavor.

Don’t buy the store bought stuff. If you have five minutes and a handful of ingredients, you’re well on your way to a delicious chipotle mayo.

The great thing about this chipotle mayo recipe is that it comes together in less than 5 minutes and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry.


Easily turn this into a vegan chipotle mayo recipe by using vegan mayo or silken tofu to replace the mayonnaise. 

This keeps in the fridge for weeks and is great to have on hand for taco night or any dish that needs a little kick.

What is the chipotle mayo sauce made of

Chipotle mayo is usually a combination of mayo, sour cream, and/or yogurt blended with dried chipotle powder or whole chipotle peppers.

Additional seasoning includes lime juice, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and onion powder.

Chipotle mayo next to limes
Use fresh chipotles or dried chipotle powder.

How to make chipotle mayo

This easy chipotle mayo recipe comes together in minutes. Place your mayo, lime juice, salt, pepper, onion powder, smoked paprika and chipotle into your processor. I like to use real chipotle peppers that come in the can.

To control the spice level, take a spoonful of the adobo sauce and add that. Start conservatively and add more. However if you don’t have chipotles, you could use chipotle powder. 

Blend until everything is smooth. Taste and adjust for seasoning.

Is mayo the same as aioli

Today the word aioli basically is equal to mayo. Aioli is mayo combined with another ingredient like garlic, paprika, ginger, fish sauce, etc.

Chipotle mayo
Chipotle mayo is great to spread on sandwiches, tacos, burgers, tofu, and more.

What can I use instead of chipotle sauce

Ancho chili powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper powder are all great substitutions to chipotle sauce.

What is the main ingredient in chipotle

A chipotle is a smoked-dried ripe jalapeno used for seasoning and main ingredient in chipotle. Chipotle is one of the main ingredients in this spicy mayo recipe.

Chipotle Mayo in a small ramekin

Chipotle Mayo Recipe

Author: Maddy & JD – Them Bites
This chipotle mayo is smoky, earthy, packed with flavor, spicy, and will add a huge burst of flavor to sandwiches, tacos, veggies, burgers, and more.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course dip
Cuisine American
Servings 0.5 cup
Calories 1602 kcal


  • 1 food processor or blender


  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and combined. Taste and adjust heat and spices.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.


Calories: 1602kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 5gFat: 169gSaturated Fat: 26gPolyunsaturated Fat: 101gMonounsaturated Fat: 38gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 1442mgPotassium: 211mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2131IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Adobo Sauce, Chili Powder, Chipotle Mayo Recipe, Chipotle Sauce, Easy Chipotle Mayo Recipe, Garlic Powder, Lime Juice, Onion Powder, Spicy Mayo Recipe, Store Bought, Vegan Chipotle Mayo Recipe
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