Easy Homemade Chipotle Mayo Recipe (No Chipotle Powder!)

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by Maggie Turansky

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Perfect on just about everything from chips to roasted sweet potatoes to a burger, chipotle mayonnaise couldn’t be easier to make.

While lots of recipes call for chipotle chile powder, this one only uses tinned chipotle chiles in adobo. And you don’t need anything special to make it! Everything gets easily combine in a bowl using nothing but a spoon – no blender or food processor required.

I love this mayo, especially on top of my black bean burgers, but it’s really great on an array of different dishes.

Chipotle Mayo Without Any Chipotle Powder
Chipotle Mayo Without Any Chipotle Powder

How to Make Chipotle Mayo

As I’ve mentioned, this recipe is so easy that it takes all of five minutes to simply mix together.

And it’s all done in one bowl, so no need to get out (and then clean!) a food processor or blender.

Ingredients for this recipe
Ingredients for this recipe

First and foremost, make sure to finely chope some chipotle chiles in adobo. I like there to be a bit of texture in the finished may, so don’t feed the need to completely puree these, but a fine chop is good and makes it easier for dipping.

Then, add some mayonnaise to a mixing bowl. To the mayo, add your chopped chipotles along with a good spoonful of the adobo sauce that the chiles sit in within the can.

To up the flavour of the sauce, add a grated clove of garlic, a bit of lime zest and a squeeze of lime juice!

Adding the ingredients to a bowl
Adding the ingredients to a bowl

Now, all you need to do is mix it all together until everything is well combined

Then, transfer the mayo to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving – this gives all of the flavours time to get to know each other and meld together.

Chipotle Mayo

Homemade Chipotle Mayo (No Chipotle Powder!)

This is an easy dipping sauce that uses only a handful of ingredients. Excellent for everything from roasted potatoes to black bean burgers, this is a sauce that's great to have in your repetiore.
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Servings 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 75 g ( cup) mayonaisse
  • 1 clove garlic grated or very finely minced
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo very finely minced
  • 1 tsp adobo sauce from the tin of chipotle chiles
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp lime juice freshly squeezed


  • Add all ingredients to a medium mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
    Adding the ingredients to a bowl
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
    Chipotle Mayo


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Disclaimer: Nutritional information is automatically generated and provided as guidance only. Accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Making homemade chipotle mayo couldn’t be easier and it’s something that you’re sure to be doing regularly as it’s the perfect smokey and savoury dip to add to virtually everything!

Are you looking for a homemade recipe for chipotle mayo? Have any questions? Let me know in the comments!

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Maggie is the creator behind No Frills Kitchen. She is a world traveller, home cook and recipe developer who loves to experiment with new cuisines and techniques at every chance she gets. No stranger to improvising and making do with the equipment and ingredients she has available, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. Read More

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