Go Back
+ servings
Spoon dipping into a small bowl of creamy chipotle sauce

Creamy Chipotle Sauce

This chipotle sauce with garlic & lime gives a zesty kick to tacos, burritos, tostadas, quesadillas, baked potatoes, burgers, and more.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
CuisineGluten-Free, Vegan


  • 1/2 cup vegan yogurt, plain & unsweetened (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 (about 1/2 lime)
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cumin (more to taste)
  • Salt to taste if desired
  • Optional: agave or other sweetener if desired


  • Scrape away the seeds from the chipotle with a knife. (Use caution when handling chipotle and wash your hands well when finished.)
  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend/pulse until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings/consistency as necessary or add salt to taste.


Consistency: If the sauce is too thick, thin it out with more lime juice or water. If it’s too thin, add more yogurt/silken tofu.
Less spicy option: Add only the adobo sauce and omit the actual chipotle peppers.
Stores covered in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Recipe yields about 2/3 cup sauce.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 25 kcal | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Potassium: 10 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 192 IU | Vitamin C: 5 mg | Calcium: 41 mg | Iron: 1 mg