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Chipotle Aioli Recipe
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Chipotle Aioli Recipe

This chipotle aioli recipe is so creamy and easy to make with just the right amount of spice, the perfect dipping sauce, sandwich spread and so much more.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: aioli, chipotle, mayonnaise
Servings: 48 teaspoons
Calories: 22kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle sauce or more to taste - or use 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 1 clove garlic grated, optional
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil use a great quality oil
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or use any neutral oil, like grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional, for extra spiciness
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Instructions

WHISKING METHOD

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, chipotle and grated garlic.
  • Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and avocado oil a tablespoon at a time while whisking vigorously. It helps to keep the bowl set firmly in place (SEE RECIPE NOTES). You may need to add the oil a bit at a time, then whisk.
  • Whisk until the the aioli is thick and creamy (emulsified). This will take several minutes.
  • Stir in the cayenne, salt to taste and lime juice. Taste and adjust (more chipotle, more salt, etc).
  • Serve.

BLENDER METHOD

  • To a food processor or blender, add the egg yolk, chipotle and grated garlic. Process until smooth, about 15 seconds.
  • Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and avocado oil in a thin stream a tablespoon at a time while processing. You may need to add the oil a bit at a time, then process.
  • Process until the the aioli is thick and creamy (emulsified). This should take about 2 minutes, though may take longer. Take your time.
  • Stir in the cayenne, salt to taste and lime juice. Process to incorporate. Taste and adjust (more chipotle, more salt, etc).
  • Serve.

Notes

Makes about 1 cup.
Chipotle. I love to use some of the chipotle sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce, which has a ton of flavor. You can save the rest for a later use. You can often find cans of pureed chipotle sauce in the same section of the grocery store. Or, you can use chipotle powder instead. It works great!
Whisking Tips. To keep the whisking bowl from moving around as I whisk, I use a metal bowl with a rubber bottom that keeps it in place on the counter top. It helps to set the bowl onto a towel, then into a pan to keep it steady.
Pasteurized Eggs. The FDA recommends for recipes calling for raw eggs when the dish is served to use pasteurized egg products.
Easier Chipotle Aioli. If you'd prefer to skip using eggs and oil and all the associated whisking and processing that goes along with it, try my Chipotle Mayo recipe, which uses a base of chipotle and mayonnaise. It's very close to this recipe!

Nutrition

Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg