This easy Vegan Chipotle Mayo is so creamy, with the perfect level of spice, and just a hint of lime. Perfect for veggie burgers, sandwiches, fries, tacos, onion rings, and more!
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I've received several requests for the recipe of the sauce in the picture of my Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers. At the time that I published that post, I didn't feel the sauce recipe was ready to share.
I've worked on it a bit since then, and I finally have a sauce that's so delicious, you'll want to put it on everything!
I've always liked Southwestern flavors. I could eat Mexican food several times a week. It wasn't until I started cooking vegan food, though, that I discovered chipotle pepper. I immediately fell in love with the smokey, spicy flavors.
What are chipotle peppers?
Chipotle peppers are jalapeño peppers that have ripened and then been smoked and dried. They are then either canned with a flavorful adobo sauce, or ground into a fine powder.
I wanted to make a super easy sauce that could be stirred together in a bowl. So I opted to use the chipotle powder rather than the canned chipotles.
If you want to use the canned chipotles, I would start with just a half of a pepper because they are quite hot. You can always add more peppers if you want a spicier sauce. You'll need to blend the sauce in your blender if you choose to use canned chipotles.
What's in this chipotle mayo?
This sauce is made from just a few simple ingredients:
- Tofu Cashew Mayonnaise (or your favorite vegan mayo)
- Lime juice - fresh is best, but bottled lemon juice will also work
- Maple syrup, or your preferred sweetener
- Chipotle powder
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
Just combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir together. How easy is that?
How does this sauce keep?
If using freshly made vegan mayonnaise, it should keep in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
Ways to use this delicious chipotle mayo:
Use it as a dip for:
- Baked french fries
- Sweet potato fries
- Waffle fries
- Onion rings
- Vegan chicken strips
Slather it on:
- Veggie burgers
- Tacos, tostadas, and burritos
Use it as a dressing or sauce for:
- Taco salad
- Quinoa bowls or rice bowls
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Other great oil free sauce recipes:
- Cherry Tomato Salsa
- Easy Vegan Pesto
- Savory Garlic Dressing
- Easy Homemade Guacamole
- Vegan Ranch Dressing
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Vegan Chipotle Mayo
- Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Taste and adjust the level of lime, sweetness, salt, and spice to your preference.
Nutrition calculations are approximate.