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chipotle sauce in small bowl with spoon

Easy Chipotle Sauce

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 1/2 cup 1x


This easy chipotle sauce is zesty, smoky and creamy: perfect for tacos and burritos! The magic ingredient: canned adobo sauce.


  • 1 lemon or 2 limes, enough for 3 tablespoons juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican hot sauce (Cholula)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (from 1 can of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce)


  1. Juice the lemon or limes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients. Since the consistency of tahini brands can vary, add a little more tahini if the consistency of the sauce is too runny, or a little water or extra lemon juice if the consistency is too thick. Store refrigerated.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Chipotle sauce, How to make chipotle sauce, Chipotle chile in adobo sauce, Vegan chipotle sauce