Zesty Chipotle Sauce

One day last week, my boss was in frantic mode. We were on the phone discussing a project while I was on my way back to the office from the dentist and he mentioned he hadn’t eaten lunch yet. I offered to pick him up something and he immediately requested Subway. Like any loyal Subway diner, he immediately spouted off his order, which, to my surprise, included chipotle sauce. Whenever I’m at Subway, I get the same thing – every.single.time. (If you’re keeping score, that would be – Turkey, Swiss, spicy mustard, lettuce, tomato, olives, pickle, jalapenos on wheat.) I never think about the other sauces they serve there, but this particular lunch order got me curious.

Keeping with my “I should be able to make that” mode, I set out to figure out what exactly was in that delicious chipotle sauce of theirs. I experimented with several versions until I arrived here. I served this on fish tacos (which I will post later this week!) and you could also use it as a spread on a sandwich.

Warning – it’s SPICY. If you don’t like heat, definitely cut the chipotle part in half. It will still be tasty, just not quite as hot!!

Zesty Chipotle Sauce

1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup light sour cream
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 chipotle in adobo (from a can), finely diced
1/2 tsp sauce from the chipotle in adobo can
1/4 tsp kosher salt

1) Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Keeps well for 5 days in the refrigerator.

Yield: about 8 servings (1 Tbsp each)

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