November 8, 2013

Creamy Chipotle Sauce

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This zesty chipotle sauce with garlic and lime will rock your taste buds when drizzled on tacos, burritos, tostadas, quesadillas, baked potatoes, veggie burgers, etc. Chipotle has become very popular the past few years and it's no wonder why. The smoky, powerful flavor adds so much depth, and gives a nice kick that's not overly spicy. You can buy cans of chipotle in adobo sauce in most grocery stores. The recipe only calls for one chipotle so if I don't plan on using the remaining chipotles anytime soon I remove the seeds, dice them, and freeze them for later. It's helpful to freeze the chipotle peppers separate from the adobo sauce for convenience. Remember that a little goes a long way, so add the chipotles according to your palette. The adobo sauce is a little less spicy, but still has the smoky flavor so you can choose to go heavier on that if you want a slightly less-spicy sauce. You can eat the sauce right away or refrigerate for later. I keep mine in the fridge for about a week.

Gluten-free, vegan (with coconut yogurt or silken tofu)
Makes about 2/3 cup

Ingredients
1/2 cup plain greek or coconut yogurt (or 2/3 cup silken tofu)
1 chipotle in adobo sauce
1/2 tsp. adobo sauce
1-2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/8 tsp. cumin

Directions
Scrape away the seeds from the chipotle with a knife (use caution when handling chipotle, and wash your hands when done.)
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Taste and adjust seasonings/consistency as necessary.

Tips: if the sauce is too thick, thin it out with more lime juice, or olive oil. If it's too thin, add more greek yogurt. If you like a touch of sweetness, add some honey/agave.

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18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I made it with 2/3C of silken tofu instead of yogurt to keep it vegan and it was amazing!

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    1. Hi Andrew! That's awesome! I'll make a note above for those looking for a vegan version that works! Thanks so much for coming back to let me know! :)

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  2. LOVE THIS! I have made several batches in the last couple of days! I made my own greek yogurt and this was a great way to use it! I even used it in a recipe for scalloped potatoes! Delish! Thank you!

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    1. Hey Jessica! YESSSS! I must do this in scalloped potatoes - genius! So glad you've been enjoying the recipe :)

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  3. Im trying this tonight! I cant wait!

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    1. Yay! Hope you love it Yvonne!! :D What are you trying it with!?

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  4. I made this this morning and it is pretty spicy. I waned to mild it a bit so my kids will eat it. I added more greek yogurt. Any other ideas?

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    1. Hey Jenni! Chipotle is the spicy part, so I'd suggest adding less of that (maybe try 1/2 chipotle instead). If that's still to spicy just use the adobo sauce instead of the actual chipotle peppers. Still the same great flavor but less spicy!

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  5. I can't wait to try it! Do you think leftover sauce would freeze well?

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    1. Hi! I've never tried freezing this, but think it would do okay. The texture of yogurt changes a little after it's frozen and thawed, so just make sure to stir it well afterwards. Hope you enjoy! :)

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