This Smoky Homemade Chipotle Sauce is made with just 6 ingredients, is naturally vegan and gluten-free and is so good, you’ll want to eat it right out of the jar!
Looking to make homemade chipotle sauce? Look no further! This awesome sauce is completely dairy-free and vegan with no added sugars or artificial ingredients. Made with just good old-fashioned deliciousness and a little bit of love.
I originally made this sauce to put on my Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger and it was so good, we went through an entire jar in less than a week. I’ve decided to keep making it so we never run out.
Made with just 6 ingredients, this homemade chipotle sauce is easy to make and keeps in the refrigerator for up to a month. Not that a jar of it will ever last that long.
The key to making this homemade chipotle sauce is the chipotle chili’s in adobo sauce. You really can’t make homemade chipotle sauce without them. You can find them in the Mexican food section of most grocery stores. They are incredibly spicy so be careful when adding them to the recipe. I only added one chipotle chili with one tablespoon of adobo sauce. If you want your homemade chipotle sauce a little spicier, simply add another chili or another tablespoon of adobo sauce.
Most food blogs these days post recipes that call for cashews that have to soak overnight. I have a speedier way of softening the cashews if you, like myself, don’t have time or forget to soak your cashews. Just add them to boiling water, turn off heat and let them soak. After 15 minutes, your cashews will be nice and soft and ready to add to any recipe that calls for soaked cashews. I do this because I ALWAYS forget to soak my cashews and found that this is an easy alternative. If you prefer not to boil them, soaking them overnight in water is the traditional way many people do it.
I hope you enjoy this Homemade Smoky Chipotle Sauce as much as I did. See you in the kitchen!
Smoky Homemade Chipotle Sauce
- ¾ cup raw cashews soaked overnight or boiled for 15 minutes
- ¼ cup water
- 1 large clove garlic
- 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce plus
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Add cashews, water, lime juice, garlic, chipotle and adobo sauce and sea salt to food processor. Pulse on high until mixture is smooth and creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Serve on your favorite dish. Seal remaining sauce in airtight container and place in refrigerator for up to one month.