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Chipotle Honey Lime Dressing

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.
Course Dressing
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chipotle dressing, chipotle honey dressing, copycat chipotle dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 834kcal
Author Lauren


  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Chipotle in adobo + 1 tablespoon sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin


  • 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.
  • Blend all the ingredients at high speed until the oil emulsifies and blends into the other ingredients.  The dressing will thicken slightly and be pale in color
  • 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.


Serving: 2T | Calories: 834kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 81g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 1359mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 781IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg