When I tell you I love sauces, I LOVE sauces. But this one is in my top 3 favorite sauces. It’s amazing on tacos, sandwiches, bowls, seafood…all. the. things. You can whip it up in 5 minutes and it stores in the fridge for at least a month. I’m obsessed!
Here’s what you need:
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1-2 TBSP Chipotle Chile Pepper Powder
- 3-4 cloves fresh garlic finely minced/smashed
- 1 TBSP Chili powder
- 1 TSP ground cumin
- Zest of 1 lime
- 3 TBSP lime juice (about 1.5-2 limes)
- Salt and Pepper to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp of each)
In a large bowl add your mayo and sour cream. Then add your garlic, spices, lime zest, and lime juice. If you are timid on heat level, start with only 1 TBSP of the chipotle pepper powder. This is where the majority of the heat comes from. I love the full 2 TSBP but if you are making this for the 1st time, I recommend starting with only 1. Stir it all together well, taste, and add more from there. Now add salt and pepper to taste and stir together one more time. And that is it. Your all purpose sauce is complete!
2 thoughts on “Chipotle Lime Aioli”
Homegirl…can you substitute plain yogurt for sour cream to make it a little more heart healthy?
YES! Absolutely! You can substitute olive/avocado oil Mayo and greek yogurt. The yogurt may be a little thicker so a tiny touch of water with the lime juice can help thin it out without impacting taste if you’d like a saucier consistency 🙂