Chipotle Lime Mayo + Dipping Sauce

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Chipotle Lime Mayo is the perfect condiment for sandwiches, burgers, or use as a dipping sauce! This recipe takes 5 minutes to prepare!

chipotle lime mayo in red dish


Sometimes a simple dish can be made fabulous with an easy to make flavorful condiment.  The aioli was originally developed as the perfect accompaniment for Grilled Sweet Potato Fries or Seasoned Grilled Fries. It is utterly amazing!

This 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!

chipotle lime mayo

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!

chipotle lime aioli in red dish

Chipotle Lime Mayo + Dipping Sauce

Donna Elick
Chipotle Lime Mayo is the perfect condiment for sandwiches, burgers, or use as a dipping sauce! This recipe takes 5 minutes to prepare!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Tex Mex
Method Food Processor
Servings 16 Tablespoons


  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, about 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest, about 1 lime
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 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.
    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 creamy!
    If it is not thick, add more oil, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, until desired thickness is reached. If your mayo is too thick for your taste, add water 1/4 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • This mayo is fantastic served right away, but I like to let it sit in the fridge overnight to let the flavors meld. It is even better the next day.


Serving: 1 tablespoon | Calories: 132cal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 86mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published July 2012.

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

    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.

  2. 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!!!!

  3. 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…

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