Chipotle Lime Crema

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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.

Chipotle Lime Crema

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.


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 wonderfully 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 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, because of the fact that it is so diverse, yet such an upgrade to any food it touches.


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Cooking Time

3 min
2 min
Ready in:
5 min
8 Servings



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


  • The amount of spice in this sauce has to be controlled by you. Use half of the sauce in the can for the flavor, and use one pepper if you like it mild, two if you can handle a kick, and three if you’re feeling quite adventurous.

Dev Marie

Hi there, I’m Dev, a Jersey girl now residing in Florida, and a first generation Jamaican immigrant. As a passionate foodie adventurist, I love to create comfort dishes using exotic ingredients from all over the world.

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