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Chipotle Southwest Sauce

5 from 9 votes
Time: 5 minutes
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This Chipotle Southwest Sauce is rich and ultra creamy with a kick of spice. It is easy to make and has simple no fuss ingredients. Just throw everything into a blender and your new favorite sauce is ready. Put it on tacos, burgers, or dip your fries in it.

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A small dish of Chipotle Southwest Sauce surrounded by crinkle French fries.

Why You’ll LOVE This Chipotle Southwest Sauce:

  • THICK AND CREAMY- Just like any perfect sauce should be!
  • IT IS A QUICK, 5 MINUTE RECIPE- Throw the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • A “FOR EVERYTHING” CONDIMENT- I really mean it. Use this everything from sandwiches to salad or a dip for fries, wings, and beyond.
  • BETTER THAN STORE-BOUGHT SAUCE– and it is made without additives, preservatives, and food dyes.

What Does Chipotle Southwest Sauce Taste Like?

Chipotle Southwest Sauce has a very distinct yet balanced flavor. It is smokey, rich, slightly sweet, and rounded out with a kick of spice. But don’t worry, you can alter the level of spiciness to suit your tastebuds. It is a popular condiment served at Subway and Taco Bell so you might have had it before!

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Ingredients In Chipotle Southwest Sauce

  • Mayonnaise: I used reduced fat olive oil mayo but you can use your favorite. Just make sure you are not using sweet Miracle Whip.
  • Plain Greek Yogurt: This adds a tangy element to the sauce (I like the added protein too). You could also use sour cream, ranch dressing, or more mayonnaise in it’s place.
  • Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce: This is where the flavor and spice comes from. I recommend La Costena brand and you will want to take portions of both the adobo sauce and peppers to use.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: This adds a salty depth of flavor. Soy sauce can be used in it’s place.
  • Granulated Sugar: This adds a small amount of sweetness and really rounds out the sauce. You could also use cane sugar or honey.
  • Spices: We will use a combination of parsley, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.

Equipment Needed

  • Food processor– or a blender of some type. I use my 3.5 cup food chopper by KitchenAid, it is small but mighty.
  • Glass jar or container– make sure it is an airtight container so your sauce doesn’t go bad too quickly.
Ingredients for Chipotle Southwest Sauce alongside a blender

How to Make Chipotle Southwest Sauce

This sauce is so quick and easy to make. Here is a quick overview of the steps, the recipe card below will have all the details.

  1. ADD all the ingredients to a food processor or blender.
  2. PULSE until everything is well combined and the chipotle peppers have been completely pulverized.
  3. POUR into an airtight glass jar or container.
  4. REFRIGERATE for at least an hour (overnight preferred) before serving.

Storing Information

This Chipotle Southwest Sauce should ALWAYS be stored in an airtight container and in the refrigerator. It has the same life as the mayonnaise and Greek yogurt used. Check their expiration date and whichever date is the soonest is the one you should follow OR it should be used within a month. Be sure to check the sauce prior to using for mold spores and a foul smell.

Chipotle Southwest Sauce in a jar

4 Tips for the BEST Sauce

USE HIGH QUALITY MAYONNAISE- Making homemade sauces means every ingredient counts. So, make sure you are using a good mayonnaise. I like to use Avocado Oil Mayonnaise because it is healthier and has a wonderful flavor.

MAKE IT AS SPICY AS YOU WANT- You can add more or less Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce to suit your taste buds. I cannot handle heat very well and this has the perfect level of spice. It feels warm but not overwhelming.

STORE SOUTWEST SAUCE IN AN AIRTIGHT JAR- All of my homemade sauces and dressings are stored in a jar. They are airtight, I don’t have to worry about spills, they are dishwasher safe, and won’t leach harmful chemicals into your food (like plastic squeeze bottles).

REFRIGERATE BEFORE SERVING- For at least an hour, preferably overnight. Letting the flavors meld together and develop is essential!

Overhead shot of fries being dipped in the sauce

Try This Chipotle Southwest Sauce With …

This southwest sauce is super versatile and goes with and on almost anything! Here are a few ways I use up my sauce:

As A Dip For:

Smother It On:

Use Up The Leftover Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce

There is nothing worse than having a random can of something taking up space in the refrigerator. Here are a few ideas on how to use up your chipotles in adobo.

Chipotle Southwest Sauce with fries ready to be served!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Is Chipotle Southwest Sauce spicy?

This depends on the amount of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce you use. If you follow this recipe as written it will be a mild spice level with perfect smokiness. Use more for a spicier Chipotle Southwest Sauce.

Can I make Chipotle Southwest Sauce ahead of time?

Yes definitely! I recommend making and refrigerating the sauce for at least 30 minutes or overnight prior to using it. But really you can make it and use it at anytime within the expiration date.

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A small dish of creamy, smoky, ands spicy Chipotle Southwest Sauce surrounded by crinkle French fries.

Chipotle Southwest Sauce

Elizabeth Swoish
This spicy Chipotle Southwest Sauce is thick, creamy, and better than store bought! It is made with simple ingredients, is done in 5 minutes, and goes great on almost everything.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiments
Servings 8 servings (2 tablespoons)
Calories 63 kcal

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS
 
 

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt - plain
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce - canned
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon parsley - dried
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Place all ingredients into a large blender or food processor- mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, granulated sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Blend until smooth and all the ingredients have been well distributed.
  • Pour into a glass jar with an airtight lid.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight before enjoying.

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NOTES

Storing Information:

  • Refrigerate in an airtight container. The sauce will expire when your mayo or Greek yogurt does (check their containers for the date).

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By Elizabeth Swoish on January 23rd, 2022
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9 thoughts on “Chipotle Southwest Sauce”

  1. 5 stars
    I’m absolutely in love with this chipotle sauce! Its flavor and consistency are just perfect. Would make more for my siblings to try! 

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  2. 5 stars
    I love this sauce! The chipotle flavor is spot-on, and it’s got a great consistency. I use it to marinate my chicken before grilling, and I also like to dip tortilla chips in it. It’s just perfect!

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  3. 5 stars
    I always try to avoid eating things with artificial colors and preservatives and so many store-bought sauces have all kinds of strange things in them. I love being able to make this sauce fresh at home in just a few minutes.

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  4. 5 stars
    I love how creamy this sauce is! And the hint of spice was the perfect flavor. Dipped chicken into it and it was wonderful!

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  5. 5 stars
    This chipotle southwest sauce is so easy to make and delicious! We all tried it on our burgers and fries last night. Everybody loved it. It is the perfect topping for burgers!

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  6. 5 stars
    Yum, that sauce is really delicious .Texture is amazing, so creamy. My son loves fries and dipping them in sauces. I’ll make him this for sure.

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