This creamy chipotle sauce is a delicious spicy sauce perfect for tacos, sandwiches, or anything else you want to liven up a little! Dairy & Gluten Free
So last week I went to get a quick manicure at 5 pm which is right next door to a Rubio’s. I knew Mr. Hungry had a date with a frozen pizza while he watched “the basketball game” (in quotes because I have no idea which one, “the” was and never will) so I decided to pop in and get some tacos for dinner.
But, I messed up. I did not order my usual order of the Salsa Verde Shrimp Tacos which I’ve had several times while being pregnant.
Attempting to be adventurous I decided on something new. I think it was shrimp and bacon something or another. I asked what kind of cheese came on it, but forgot to ask what kind of sauce came on it.
BIG MISTAKE. When I got home, I realized it was COVERED in a super spicy, creamy, and delicious chipotle mayo sauce. DAMNIT.
What’s the deal? Mayo contains eggs, uncooked eggs in pregnancy are a no-no. Mayo that is shelf stable is usually considered okay because it has been pasteurized or used pasteurized eggs to make it shelf stable.
I figure it’s probably safe to assume a restaurant (especially a chain) uses pasteurized mayo and follows appropriate storing protocol, so it isn’t dangerous. Well, I would have thought that, but…
The thing was when I asked them about the cheese on the tacos the cashier asked their manager. He misunderstood the question and rattled off about how I couldn’t have any of their mayo-based sauces.
I was too busy trying to find out about the cheese to even remember his comment about the sauces while I was ordering. When I got home and saw the sauce, his comment kept running through my head. “No mayo-based sauces.” Ugh, I was SO SO SO disappointed (pregnant food fail), if he hadn’t said that I probably would have happily eaten it.
Yet, he did comment so I begrudgingly gave my tacos away. Then I vowed to recreate them at home, in which I could control the food safety aspect of the sauce and therefore eat my damn tacos.
And once they were made, I enjoyed the heck out of some shrimp tacos with this sauce slathered all over it because I knew I had kept the mayo appropriately in the fridge. Don’t worry, the shrimp tacos were SUPER easy to make, and I’ll be sharing them a little later this week!
Why are you posting this recipe? Mayo isn’t healthy!?!?!?!
Here is the deal ladies. Mayo is calorie dense, so proceed with caution, a little goes a long way. But, when made with high-quality ingredients such as eggs and the right oil (see notes below) it can actually be healthy. In fact, it can provide a ton of healthy fats, which your body needs to burn fat and keep your hormones (see how to make your hormones work for you).#Homemade #Chipotle #Mayo - A creamy delicious creamy spicy sauce perfect for tacos, sandwiches, or anything else you want to liven up a little! #dairyfree #glutenfree #paleo
Now, let’s talk ingredients:
Avocado Mayo – I like to use avocado mayo because avocado oil is one of the most naturally heat-stable oils you can use. (See are you cooking with the right oil?) In the process of making mayo, the oil can actually get relatively hot (I’ve actually done this before) so it’s important to use the right oil. To make this vegan you could use this mayo.
Cilantro – I don’t like cilantro that much, but I felt like it freshened up this recipe quite a bit. I would suggest going for fresh in this recipe and not substituting dried.
Honey – A small amount of sweetener balances out the extreme spiciness of the chipotle peppers. To make this vegan I would sub with brown rice syrup.
Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce – I used the canned version (there are many brands, some are paleo-friendly and some aren’t. If it’s important to you to be 100% grain-free read the label and make sure there is no cornstarch.) They are pretty hot, and I really really like super hot stuff. Like mouth burning, tongue on fire, kind of hot, is my jam. Therefore, I use the whole can, you can use anywhere from one chipotle pepper to the whole can.
Lime – Use fresh or pre-packaged juice but don’t sub lemon.
Creamy Chipotle Sauce
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
As obsessed with chipotle sauce as me? Try one of these other delicious ways to use canned chipotle peppers!
- Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
- Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Tacos
- Honey-Chipotle Sauce
- Honey Chipotle Salmon
- Honey Chipotle Wings
- BBQ Chipotle Sauce
- BBQ Chipotle Chicken Salad
- Southwest Chipotle Sauce
- Southwest Chipotle Quesadilla
- Hot and Spicy Chipotle Dip
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