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Dairy-Free Chipotle Sauce/Dressing

May 29, 2023
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
Looking for a smoky twist on your usual salad dressing or sauce? Say hello to this dairy-free Creamy Chipotle Dressing/Sauce! It's packed with flavor that will make your taste buds dance.

Dairy-Free Chipotle Sauce/Dressing

Let's face it, finding the right sauce or dressing is imperative to any dish. Introducing this Dairy-Free Chipotle Sauce/Dressing - the vibrant, smoky, and oh-so-delicious dressing/sauce that will take your salad or taco game to the next level. This dressing is not only dairy-free but also super easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch in minutes. Completely Gluten-free, Egg-free & Dairy-free.

Chipotle sauce being poured from blender to a mason jar on a black table with lime wedges.

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When it comes to any type of food, whether these Seasoned Crinkle Cut Fries or this Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Chopped Salad or this Chipotle Chicken Sheet Pan Quesadilla [Dairy-Free] or just a good sandwich or burger, this Dairy-Free Chipotle Sauce/Dressing is the thing to bring things up a notch and create for the perfect bite! Having the right thing to tie together flavors or create the perfect overall texture is so important and with this sauce/dressing, it's such an easy thing to make and can be done in batches for meal prep or various dishes throughout the week.

This creamy dairy-free chipotle sauce/dressing is the perfect balance of vibrant, smoky, and a hint of spicy flavor, with just the right amount of creaminess. It's versatile enough to go with almost any salad combination, and it's also dairy-free so that everyone can enjoy it regardless of their diet.

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Why You'll Love This Creamy Chipotle Sauce/Dressing

  • Smoky umami flavor
  • Creamy texture without dairy products.
  • A perfect flavor melody.
  • Simple, easy-to-find ingredients.
  • Versatile - use it on salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, and beyond!
Ingredients on a black wood table including milk, vegan mayonnaise, chipotle peppers, herbs and seasonings, and lime.

How To Make Dairy-Free Creamy Chipotle Sauce/Dressing

To top your delicious veggie salad, taco, burger, sandwich, or whatever else and add a bit of heat, make a dairy-free chipotle sauce/dressing with:

  • Vegan mayonnaise. Use any kind you like.
  • Chipotle peppers. I like to use canned chile chipotle peppers. You can also use 1 teaspoon of chipotle powder if you have that on hand instead!
  • Garlic. A strong and pungent flavor that adds depth!
  • Lemon or lime juice. Freshly squeezed! You can use whichever juice you'd prefer.
  • Adobo sauce. I like the extra spicy flavor. You can substitute with Tabasco sauce, chili garlic sauce, or ancho chile paste.
  • Almond milk. Helps to make the sauce creamier. You can use your fave plant-based milk.
  • Herbs + seasonings. You'll need salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, parsley, cilantro, and red pepper flakes.

Voila! The perfect simple ingredient dressing for those who love quick, easy, and delicious recipes - the Creamy Chipotle Dressing/Sauce! With just a handful of simple ingredients and a quick whisking session, you can create a rich and luscious dressing that's perfect for saladssandwiches, and much more.

Sauce in a black blender on a black table with herbs and lime.

Chipotle Sauce/Dressing Q + A's.

How long does this dairy-free dressing/sauce last?

Add sauce/dressing to your favorite mason jar or tightly sealed container and refrigerate for 3-4 days for optimal freshness. 

Can I make this recipe for larger servings?

This recipes makes enough for 2 servings, however, for more or a larger batch simply double or triple the ingredients. 

Is this recipe perfect as a dressing?

To make this more of a dressing for salads, etc. you can add more milk to make it more like a drizzle. I would add about ½ cup milk as a substitute for the original amount. 

How spicy is this chipotle dressing/sauce?

This recipe has a kick of heat, but isn't too spicy. To make this sauce/dressing more spicy, add additional chipotle peppers. For less spice, reduce the amount of peppers.

How does chipotle sauce/dressing taste?

This Chipotle sauce/dressing is a creamy, spicy condiment with a slightly smoky flavor that works well as either a dip, spread, or drizzle.

Options to Pair This Creamy Chipotle Dressing/Sauce With?

Chipotle sauce in a mason jar with a spoon on a black table with red napkin, lime, and herbs.

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Chipotle sauce in a mason jar with a spoon on a black table with red napkin, lime, and herbs.

Dairy-Free Chipotle Sauce/Dressing

May 29, 2023
5 from 5 votes
Looking for a smoky twist on your usual salad dressing or sauce? Say hello to this dairy-free Creamy Chipotle Dressing/Sauce! It's packed with flavor that will make your taste buds dance.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2 servings

Ingredients

CHIPOTLE SAUCE/DRESSING:

  • 1 Cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-6 chipotle peppers (See Notes for Spicy Level!)
  • 2-3 Tbsps Almond milk, unsweetened (You can use your fave plant-based milk)
  • 2 Tbsps Adobo sauce (If your canned chipotle peppers are in Adobo sauce, just use the sauce from that)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon cilantro, fresh or dried
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (You can omit this for less spicy flavor)

Instructions

TO MAKE THE SAUCE/DRESSING:

  • Add the vegan mayo, garlic, chipotle peppers, Adobo sauce, milk, lime juice, salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, parsley, red pepper flakes, and cilantro, into a high-powdered blender and blend until sauce becomes creamy.
  • Add sauce/dressing to your favorite mason jar or tightly sealed container and refrigerate for 3-4 days for optimal freshness. 
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • SERVING SIZE: This recipes makes enough for 2 servings, however, for more or a larger batch simply double or triple the ingredients. 
  • CONSISTENCY (FOR A DRESSING): To make this more of a dressing for salads, etc. you can add more milk to make it more like a drizzle. I would add about ½ cup milk as a substitute for the original amount. 
  • HEAT LEVEL: To make this sauce/dressing more spicy, add additional chipotle peppers. For less spice, reduce the amount of peppers.

Nutrition

Calories: 815kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 77g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 4338mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Made this today for the tacos tomorrow and it was delicious! Came together real fast, can’t wait for Christmas tacos tomorrow!

    • Hi Megan! Yess---this sauce is definitely my go-to! So glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for choosing to make my recipe! 🙂

    • Hi Sharon! Wow! I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed! They truly are a staple in our house! Thanks so much for giving it a try! 🙂