Chipotle Aioli or Red Crema



Yield 8-10 servings

Aioli and Crema sauces are huge right now and there’s no reason why you can’t make your own at home.  Using 1/3rd cup reserved Red Sauce helps to liven up the flavors and cut the richness of the mayo or sour cream.  Add more or less of each to thicken or thin out your sauce.  This condiment is perfect for drizzling over fish tacos, rice or roasted potatoes.


1/3rd cup Red Sauce

2 cloves garlic, whole

2-4 cups mayo*, depending on desired thickness

½ tsp salt, to taste

1 chipotle in adobo sauce, whole

*Equal parts sour cream can be substituted for a Red Crema instead


In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and pulse to break up large pieces.

Once well-combined, continue blending until smooth.

Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Drizzle over tacos or fish/meat or use as a dip for tortilla chips and veggies.

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