Chipotle Lime Sauce | This zesty chipotle lime sauce is flavorful and easy to make. Whether you follow a vegan diet or are trying to incorporate more plant-based options into your diet, this homemade vegan Chipotle Sauce recipe will become a must-have! Try it on a Loaded Potato Bowl, on Tacos, or as a salad dressing.
A lot of vegan chipotle lime sauce recipes are made with cashews, but my recipe is made even easier by using a store-bought vegan mayo. I like the one by Hellman’s, it’s the most available one in my grocery stores.
You definitely can make vegan sauces with cashews, but sometimes it’s hard to remember to soak them and they aren’t very budget-friendly.
So for this recipe, you’ll start with a base of vegan mayo and then add in a few other flavorful ingredients, like fresh lime (or lemon!) juice, chopped chipotles, and some spices to add some depth.
This sauce is great for meal-prepping – it keeps for about a week in the fridge.
This is a brief overview of the ingredients used in this recipe followed by substitution ideas. Read the recipe card for measurements.
This creamy vegan sauce is so easy to make – just add everything to a mini blender and it’s ready in a minute or two. I like my Ninja blender cup for this recipe.
To make this by hand, chop the chipotle peppers well with a knife and stir to combine. If you use chipotle pepper sauce like I do, rather than whole chipotle peppers in sauce, then this will be easier to make by hand.
Add ingredients to a blender cup.
Blend for 60 seconds or so. Done! Easy!
Use the sauce right away or store it in the fridge until needed.
Tips for Making Vegan Chipotle Mayo
What to serve with Vegan Chipotle Sauce
This creamy vegan sauce is great with many dishes, including potato bowls, grain bowls, tacos, burgers, as a sandwich spread or even as a french fry dip!
Store the sauce in the fridge, in a container with a lid, for about a week.
Spice tolerance varies from person to person. In this chipotle lime sauce, the heat of the chipotle peppers is balance by the creamy and fatty mayo, the acid of the lime juice, and the sweetness of maple syrup, mellowing out the spiciness level.
You can add more or less of the chipotle sauce or chipotle peppers.
This vegan chipotle lime sauce lasts for about a week in the fridge, in a covered container.
Chipotle Lime Sauce
- Ninja Blender (I use the cup to blend.)
- 1/2 cup vegan mayo
- 2 tablespoons lime juice - from about 1 lime
- 2 teaspoons chipotle pepper sauce - or 1 chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- salt and pepper - to taste
- Add all ingredients to a blender cup and blend for about 60 seconds.
- Store in the fridge.
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