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Chipotle Honey Lime Dressing

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Simple to make and the perfect way to add a punch to any salad or marinade!  Chipotle honey lime dressing pairs great with any Mexican or Tex-Mex style salad and is a close copycat of the Chipotle restaurant’s vinaigrette.


  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Chipotle in adobo + 1 tablespoon sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a jar, a high-sided container like a large measuring cup if using a hand/immersion blender, or use a traditional countertop blender.  If using a food processor, add the garlic and peppers first and give them a few pulses to roughly chop before adding the remaining ingredients.
  2. Blend all the ingredients at high speed until the oil emulsifies and blends into the other ingredients.  The dressing will thicken slightly.
  3. Transfer to a dressing container for easy pouring and storage.  Store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


  • If using a food processor, be sure to scrape down the sides for any pieces of chipotle pepper or garlic that end up on the sides so everything gets evenly blended.
  • If you are sensitive to spice, start with just one chipotle pepper in adobo, blend, taste, and then see if you’d like to add the second one.
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: chipotle dressing, chipotle honey dressing, copycat chipotle dressing

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