Chipotle Lime Crema

A truly complex sauce that can fulfill your desires for something smoky, spicy, and creamy, and can be literally thrown together into a blender in seconds, is such a rare find.

It has become my new favorite for burritos, burgers, quesadillas, and literally anywhere else I can put it.

chipotle lime crema in an orange bowl, garnished with cilantro leaves and paprika

This easily thrown together Vegan Chipotle Lime Crema will upgrade anything it is served with. It is delicious in burritos, tacos, on burgers, and anywhere else you’d want to add a creamy, smoky depth of flavor.

What Are Chipotles in Adobo?

The jalapeños we commonly see are unripe green peppers. After they ripen and turn red, they are then picked and smoked until they are completely dry, giving them a wonderful smoky flavor that can add a delicious flavor to so many dishes.

The dried chipotles or chipotle powder can be bought and tastes amazing in marinades and other seasonings. Adobo is a sauce made of tomatoes stewed in various spices.

Canned chipotles in adobo sauce work amazingly to make delicious smoky marinades and add depth to soups, dressing, dips, and any other dishes you can stick them.

Find them in most supermarkets with a Latin aisle and in Latin grocery shops.

In this recipe, only half of a can is required, so I recommend blending the chipotles in adobo in a food processor and freezing them in an ice cube tray, making it easy to pop one out and use as needed.

I’m sure that as soon as you taste them, you’ll understand why I love them so much.

How to Make Chipotle Lime Crema?

This recipe literally could not get easier. Add your mayo, your chipotles in adobo, lime, and seasonings. Blend away, and enjoy!

This sauce refrigerates well and is a great condiment to add to your Cinco de Mayo spread, parties, and cookouts.  The fact that it is so diverse, yet such an upgrade to any food it touches.

chipotle lime crema in an orange bowl, garnished with cilantro leaves and paprika

This easily thrown together Vegan Chipotle Lime Crema will upgrade anything it is served with. It is delicious in burritos, tacos, on burgers, and anywhere else you’d want to add a creamy, smoky depth of flavor.

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vegan chipotle lime crema

Chipotle Lime Crema

This easily thrown together Vegan Chipotle Lime Crema will upgrade anything it is served with. It is delicious in burritos, tacos, on burgers, and anywhere else you'd want to add a creamy, smoky depth of flavor.
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chipotle lime crema
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 187kcal

Equipment

  • 1 mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegan mayo click link for recipe
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/2 can chipotles in Adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Add everything to your blender, and blend till smooth!
  • Keep in fridge for up to 7 days, and use anywhere you’d add condiments

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg