How To Make Chipotle Mayo

Heather Dessinger

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Homemade chipotle mayo with homestyle fries

Smokey and flavorful with just the right amount of kick, this chipotle mayo recipe is amazing with crab cakes, homestyle fries, fish tacos, sandwiches, and avocado fries. It’s also been known to spice up a dull chicken salad or two, so don’t be afraid to get creative!

Infused with garlicky goodness and dried chipotle peppers, it’s super simple to make with my homemade mayo recipe or a store-bought version with good quality ingredients. (This is what I buy when I don’t have time to make my own.)

Now, if you’ve ever tried making homemade mayo and it flopped, I’ve got a tip that makes it nearly fail-proof. It’s faster, too!

How Not To Fail At Making Mayo (From Someone Who Has)

If you already have mayo ready, all you’ll need to make the recipe below is a bowl and a fork. If you’re making the mayo, though, the video below walks you through my easy peasy process for making mayo with an immersion blender.

Note: Sorry that some of the sections are a little out of focus. It was filmed a few years ago when my littlest was about to wake up from a nap, and I didn’t realize it was out of focus until later. I rarely get to reshoot if things don’t go perfectly, but I hope you find it helpful anyway.

Ways To Use Chipotle Mayo

As a dipping sauce for: 

Slathered on: 

Mixed with: 

  • Bland chicken salad
  • Potato salad
  • Spicy deviled eggs

Or as a marinade for: 

  • Grilled chicken
French fries on a table beside a ramekin of chipotle mayo
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Easy Chipotle Mayo Recipe

Tangy mayo recipe with just a hint of spicy kick.
Course Condiments
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mayo, spicy, tangy, texmex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 21kcal
Author Heather Dessinger


  • small bowl
  • mixing spoon



  • Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Store in fridge for up to one week.


Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 683IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

More healthy condiment recipes

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce – Some store-bought options contain wheat flour, but this mouthwatering recipe from Real Plans is naturally gluten-free.

Easy Teriyaki Sauce – Ready in just ten minutes, this teriyaki sauce recipe is full of flavor and perfect for a quick meal.

Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup does magic tricks at my house. Anytime a dish doesn’t go over well with my kids I just add a little of it and – POOF – the dish disappears. I hope it works in your house like it does in ours!

Homemade Hot Sauce – This recipe is perfect over burritos, eight layer dip, eggs and more.

how to make chipotle mayo easy recipe

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world. 

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