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Chipotle Aioli is a homemade aioli sauce recipe with a spicy kick. Chipotle peppers, garlic and lemon come together in this flavorful homemade spicy dip.

Chipotle Aioli is fast and easy to make. Made with minced Garlic, Lemon Juice, and Chipotle from adobo, it is an excellent spicy and creamy spread for hamburgers or sandwiches. Dip fries in it and you’ll be in food heaven.

french fries with chipotle aioli

Why this recipe works:

If you’re looking for a rich, creamy, spicy dip recipe that can also be used as a spread, this is a fantastic recipe.

  • It only takes a couple minutes to whirl up in the food processor or with an immersion blender.
  • You can control the spice level by varying the amount of peppers that you add.
  • This recipe uses simple ingredients: egg yolks, lemon juice, garlic, Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, oil, salt, and a pinch of sugar.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. You start by placing the egg yolks, lemon juice, minced garlic, sugar, salt, and chipotle in a food processor. You can also use an immersion blender if you’re using a flat bottom container that’s just wide enough to fit the blender. A wide mouth mason jar works really well.
  2. After pulsing to combine all of the ingredients, slowly pour the oil in.
  3. Next you will process it again while you pour a slow steady stream of oil until the aioli forms. You will need to scrap the sides and process again until all the ingredients have come together to form the aioli!

Recipe tips:

  • Be sure to blend all of the ingredients really well before adding the oil so that the eggs can emulsify.
  • When adding the oil, this recipe works best when it’s added in a continuous slow steady stream while the blender or processor is running.
  • Once it’s done, give it a taste and adjust any ingredients (i.e. add more salt), if needed.
  • This chipotle aioli sauce can be used for a variety of things. Like I said before, you can slather it onto a burger or dip fries in it. It also goes well with sandwiches, chicken tenders, and fish sticks if you’re looking for even more ways to enjoy it!
dipping a french fry into spicy aioli

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Chipotle Aioli Recipe

Prep5 minutes
Total5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Chipotle Aioli is fast and easy to make. It is an excellent spicy and creamy spread for hamburgers or sandwiches. Dip fries and you’ll be in food heaven.

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Ingredients 

  • 2 large Egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice about a half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic finely minced (about 2-3 cloves)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbs Chipotle in adobo
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable oil extra lite olive oil works great too

Instructions 

  • Place yolks, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt, and chipotle in food processor. Pulse to combine. Alternatively, blend with immersion blender.
  • With processor or blender running, slowly pour in oil. Process until aioli forms and thickens, about a minute. Turn processor off, scrap sides, process again until combined.
  • Serve immediately or store in air tight container in refrigerator until ready to use. Makes approximately one cup.

Notes

  • Be sure to blend all of the ingredients really well before adding the oil so that the eggs can emulsify.
  • When adding the oil, this recipe works best when it’s added in a continuous slow steady stream while the blender or processor is running.
  • Once it’s done, give it a taste and adjust any ingredients (i.e. add more salt), if needed.
  • This chipotle aioli sauce can be used for a variety of things. Like I said before, you can slather it onto a burger or dip fries in it. It also goes well with sandwiches, chicken tenders, and fish sticks if you’re looking for even more ways to enjoy it!

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal, Protein: 1g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 280mg, Potassium: 16mg, Vitamin A: 170IU, Vitamin C: 1.7mg, Calcium: 8mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This recipe was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated with helpful information, ingredient and process photos, as well as recipe tips. Don’t worry – the recipe hasn’t changed!

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29 Comments

  1. I’ve tried sooo many times to make aoili and failed! But this WORKED!!!!! I’m so excited! I did it in the mason jar with the immersion blender as the past attempts were in the food processor. It’s delicious and I’m so excited!!! Thank you!

  2. I had chipotle aioli at a restaurant. And it was delicious. This was the best recipe i found. So attempt one the sauce came out perfect however i had made it a tad too spicy for my liking. So i made another straight after i dont know where or what i did wrong but it was a runny mess. Im assuming maybe too much oil maybe . But im rather pleased as it was my first time ever making a sauce . And im stoked with how my first one went. Il just put up with the spicyness. Thank you for the recipe. I will keep making til i make it foolproof to my taste 🙂

  3. I have made this in the past & its absolutely wonderful! However I am on a strict no sugar diet. Do you think this would still turn out well without the sugar?

  4. 5 stars
    I know this post is older, but I found this recipe and it was the first time making aoili! It was perfect and so yummy!
    I read a couple of comments saying it came out runny, but mine was a perfect consistency and I used a (cheap) food processor.
    I added a little extra garlic and with the chipotle, I added one pepper, and one tbls of the juice in the little can. For oils I used extra virgin olive oil (Trader Joe’s) and rather than doing the full 3/4 cup I used just a little less than that (somewhere in between half a cup and 3/4, I used the 3/4 cup and just didn’t fill it all the way). Not sure if my tips will help anyone, but thanks so much for this yummy recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    This sounds delicious! My husband and I are also going to Victoria, BC for memorial day weekend. What is the name of that delicious burger place you went to? We would love to try it when we’re there next weekend!

    Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for sharing such a delicious/yummy recipe with us, I was looking/searching for a best missing thing for my burger. Appreciate. .