Chipotle Sauce: Your New Favorite Condiment

Drizzle this creamy chipotle sauce over tacos or burrito bowls, or enjoy it as a dip for quesadillas, french fries or fresh veggies. You can easily adjust the heat level by using more or less chipotle peppers. The optional honey also helps tame the heat and adds a hint of sweetness.

Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • ½ cup whole-milk plain strained yogurt (such as Greek-style)

  • cup sour cream

  • 2 - 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce

  • ¼ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

  • 1 clove garlic

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Combine yogurt, sour cream, chipotles to taste, adobo, cilantro, lime juice, honey (if using), garlic, salt and cumin in a food processor. Process until the mixture is well combined and creamy and the cilantro is very finely chopped, 45 seconds to 1 minute.

    a recipe photo of the Chipotle Sauce
    Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn

To make ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

28 Calories
2g Fat
1g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size about 2 Tbsp.
Calories 28
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Vitamin A 104IU 2%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 1mcg 0%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 31mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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