Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Homemade Chipotle Lime Mayo and Dipping Sauce

Sometimes a simple dish can be made fabulous with an easy to make flavorful condiment.  The Chipotle Lime Mayo Dipping Sauce was originally developed as the perfect accompaniment for Grilled Sweet Potato Fries or Seasoned Grilled Fries.  It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and is utterly amazing!

It is such a versatile sauce; turn an everyday sandwich into an extraordinary meal with this Chipotle Lime Mayo.  It’s simply delicious with a little kick.  You can add more chipotle peppers if you would like it really hot.  I think it is perfect the way it is.  I used it on a turkey and provolone sub and I have to say it was a superb chipotle turkey and provolone sub!

Just the right amount of smokiness and heat combined with a luscious mayo with the tart of lime.  This mayo is perfect with fries, on burgers, chicken sandwiches and it really wakes up an egg sandwich.  I truly love this mayo.  It is one of my favorites.  Although with Homemade Pesto Mayo and this Chipotle Lime Mayo both, you will be lucky to find and left over in my fridge!

TSRI Tip of The Day:  Prepare chicken salad and use Homemade Chipotle Lime Mayo in place of regular mayo and you have a smoky chipotle lime chicken salad!

Homemade Chipotle Lime Mayo and Dipping Sauce
makes 1 cup
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 teaspoon lime zest  (about 1 lime)
1 chipotle pepper, chopped (in adobo sauce, I use Embasa brand in a can)
1 garlic clove, smashed and chopped
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 cup canola oil

In a food processor, puree the egg yolks, lime juice, lime zest, chipotle pepper, garlic, salt and pepper until you have a very smooth mixture.  Then, very slowly drizzle the canola oil in while the food processor is still running. VERY SLOWLY!

You will notice the mayo thickening as you add more oil.  When you are done adding the oil the mayo will be thick and delicious!  If it is not thick, add more oil ¼ teaspoon at a time until desired thickness is reached.  If your mayo is too thick for your taste, add water ¼ teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.

This mayo is fantastic served right away, but I like to let this sit in the fridge overnight to let the flavors meld.   It is even better the next day.

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  1. Oh yum! My boys are big condiment lovers. Always dipping everything into something. This looks delish!

    1. Thanks Valerie! My munchkin is a dip lover too! That is how I get her to eat veggies some days.

  2. I bet this is great with sweet potato fries! Do you use canned chipotle peppers?

    1. It is awesome with the grilled sweet potato fries. I use the canned chipotle peppers by Embasa. They keep well in the fridge and you can even freeze them. Flash freeze on baking sheet and the drop in ziploc bag.

  3. Seriously great mayo, I could see brushing it on some grilled shrimp just as they finish. Or using it as a really twisted version of the Alabama White BBQ Sauce. Bookmarking this for sure!!!!

  4. Mmmm...I love homemade mayo and this chipotle and lime combination sounds so good! I'm featuring this post in Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and it's always a pleasure following you…

  5. Holy schnike that's a good dip. Used it with schnitzel strips. Worked wonders.

  6. Could I use a replacement for the chipotle?

    I can't get that here in Wales.


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