Easy Chipotle Sauce Recipe
This amazing Chipotle Sauce recipe will transform anything you drizzle it over or dip into it. Quesadillas, fajitas, veggies, nachos, and tacos are all instantly transformed with this zesty southwest sauce!
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Every home cook needs an easy-to-make homemade sauce that goes well with lots of dishes. In only five minutes, you’ll be able to whip up a creamy dressing/sauce that the whole family will love. Once you make this chipotle sauce, you’ll find yourself using it on everything!
Not only is this copycat Subway chipotle sauce delicious and so easy to make, but it’s incredibly versatile. Thin it a bit if you need a chipotle dressing. Use Mexica crema instead of sour cream to make a chipotle crema. Sub out the plain Greek yogurt for mayo and boom, you have a chipotle mayo.
How to Use Southwest Sauce
It goes so well with almost anything! Use it to dip your Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas, Air Fryer Fish Sticks, or Air Fryer Taquitos. Drizzle it on top of Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas or Baked Tortilla Bowls.
Can You Freeze It?
You sure can! It may separate a bit when thawed, but you can whisk it back together again, or pulse it a few times in the food processor. If you use low or non-fat sour cream and/or Greek yogurt, the chipotle crema will be separate more and need more mixing to combine. You can also store it for about one week in the fridge.
Pro Tips/Recipe Notes
- Canned chipotles in adobo can usually be found with canned salsa and chilis in the grocery store. You can freeze leftover chipotles in 4 oz canning jars, or use it in Chipotle Instant Pot Turkey Chili.
- If you can’t find canned chipotles, you can use chipotle powder instead. Start by adding 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of powder and then adjust to your tastes.
- If you don’t love the strong taste of raw garlic, try using roasted garlic instead.
- If you have a low tolerance for spice, start by adding just the liquid adobo sauce from the can before adding a whole chipotle pepper to the food processor.
- Feel free to use Mexican crema instead of sour cream. Crema is a slightly thinner version of sour cream that has more tang. You may need to add a tiny bit of honey or maple syrup if it is too tart for your tastes.
- If you want to use this as a chipotle dressing, you can thin it with a bit of water. Start with 1 tsp of water and mix, adding more if needed until it is the consistency you want.
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Easy Chipotle Sauce
- Combine all ingredients, except for cilantro in a food processor or blender and process until well combined.
- Scrape the sides of the food processor/blender with a spatula and add the optional cilantro.
- Using the pulse function, process the mixture until the cilantro is chopped and incorporated into the sauce.
- Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to a week.