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Creamy Southwest Chipotle Sauce

This is a great sauce to accompany the top of any burger you are grilling, fish tacos, as a dip for french fries or even slathered on meatloaf. Want a fresh twist to your next sub sandwich? Try this taste of the South.


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 1 cup(s) Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon(s) mayonnaise
  • 1/2 (3.5-ounce)can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon(s) fresh, chopped cilantro(or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) minced garlic in oil
  • Juice and grated zest from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Creamy Southwest Chipotle Sauce Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate at least an hour.