Chipotle mayo is one of the most versatile spreads and dips to have on hand. It will turn almost any sandwich or wrap into something memorable. Think roast beef, turkey, tuna fish, leftover chicken or pork loin, you name it. The small bit of lime juice adds brightness and thins out the thick sauce a bit, and the garlic and the chipotle puree add spiciness. Amazing on a sub sandwich!
Substitutions for Mayonnaise
This chipotle spread or dip is actually made with half mayo and half sour cream, which is the perfect combo of creamy and tangy and smooth. If you want to swap out either the mayo or the sour cream in exchange for plain Greek yogurt you can. You can also use all mayonnaise if you prefer.
How Long is Chipotle Mayonnaise Good in the Fridge?
Chipotle mayo can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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Is Chipotle Aioli the Same as Chipotle Mayo?
Basically yes. Technically, aioli is homemade, made with ample amounts of garlic, which may or may not include egg yolks, which are a basic ingredient in mayonnaise. You may also see the word aioli used to refer to any flavored mayo.
If you buy store-bought aioli it will probably be very similar to mayonnaise. Homemade aioli (and homemade mayo for that matter) can be hard to emulsify and sometimes breaks down. Store-bought mayo and aioli however, will stay emulsified and creamy. This recipe will work with whatever you choose to use, but keep in mind that if you use a garlic-flavored mayo or aioli you should reduce or omit the garlic in this recipe.
How to Use Chipotle Mayo
This spicy mayo is like a container of joy in the fridge. Layer it into sandwiches, spread a bit on the outside of grilled cheese before pan frying it. Dollop it on burgers of any kind (beef, lamb, turkey, chicken, salmon). Try a bloop on Provencal Fish Stew or a baked potato. Use it to make chicken salad or tuna fish in place of some of the regular mayonnaise. Blend some into deviled eggs or potato salad or macaroni salad. Spread some on grilled corn. Its uses are really endless!
How to Make Chipotle Puree for Chipotle Mayo
To make chipotle puree, pour the contents of a 7-ounce can of chipotles in adobo into a food processor and puree until smooth. This puree will keep covered in the fridge for weeks, and adds smoky heat to all kinds of soups, stews, sauces, and other dishes.
What is Chipotle Mayo Made of?
Mayonnaise – obviously! And keep in mind that mayo is made of eggs and oil, so there is a lot of creaminess and flavor
Sour cream – more creamy deliciousness, plus some tanginess
Garlic – finely mince the garlic so it blends into the sauce
Lime or lemon juice – adds a little citrus burst. You can add more than a teaspoon, but know that the sauce will get thinner
Chipotle puree – the star of the show! Chipotle puree is made from chipotles, which are jalapeños that have been dried and smoked. They add heat and a slightly addictive smokiness. The canned chipotles you’ll find in the market have been cooked and packaged with adobo, a sauce made with vinegar, chilies and herbs.
How to Make Chipotle Mayo
Whisk together the mayo, sour cream, garlic, lime juice, and chipotle puree in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. This will keep covered in the fridge for up to 1 month.
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- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime or lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons chipotle puree (see Note)
- Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
- Whisk together the mayo, sour cream, garlic, lime juice, and chipotle puree in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. This will keep covered in the fridge for up to 1 month.
The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.
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