Chipotle Mayonnaise

Chipotle mayonnaise. We dare you to make it and not find it to be awesome on almost anything—fish tacos, burgers, deviled eggs, breakfast burritos, and more. It’s so mind-bogglingly awesome, in fact, we think it will literally change your life. 

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Chipotle mayonnaise. All the earthy, spicy, rustic loveliness of chipotle in adobo but with all its sharp edges smoothed with mayo. One taste and you’ll find a place for it in your permanent condiment collection.–Renee Schettler

Chipotle Mayonnaise

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Chipotle mayonnaise will add a little smoky spice to your favorite everyday condiment. Honestly, you'll be smearing this ultra delicious and smoothly satisfying gorgeousness on everything.

Prep 5 mins
Total 5 mins
4 servings (makes about 1/2 a cup)
192 kcal
5 from 1 vote
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  • 2 teaspoons canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice


  • Toss the chipotle in adobo sauce in your food processor and blitz until well combined.
  • Mix the mayonnaise, chipotles, and lime juice until well combined. Taste and, if you like things spicier, add more chipotle chiles in adobe. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
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Serving: 1servingCalories: 192kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.3g (1%)Fat: 21g (32%)Saturated Fat: 3g (19%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 12mg (4%)Sodium: 209mg (9%)Potassium: 7mgFiber: 0.3g (1%)Sugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 144IU (3%)Vitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.1mg (1%)

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Recipe Testers’ Reviews

This chipotle mayo was a big hit here. If you like spice, I can see this chipotle mayonnaise being used on sandwiches that you want to perk up a bit. I very rarely use an entire can of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce. I take individual chipotle chiles, put them on plastic wrap with some adobo sauce, and wrap them up individually. I always have a bag of them in the freezer. That makes this mayo very easy to throw together. I served it with crispy chicken carnitas with corn tortillas, sliced avocado, black beans, and sour cream.

This chipotle mayonnaise is a great addition to our condiments and can add a subtle, smoky taste to anything. We used it on burgers and turkey sandwiches and found it made a great deviled egg. I was able to use my large 14-cup food processor with no problem to “blitz” the chipotle chiles. It took about 5 minutes total to make this recipe with most of the time being used to strain the blitzed chiles.

Originally published May 24, 2017


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