Chipotle Ranch Sauce

This zesty sauce is made with mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic, hot sauce, and chipotle in adobo sauce, adding a spicy kick to any dish.

This recipe creates a bold and flavorful Chipotle Ranch Sauce, perfect for adding a spicy kick to a variety of dishes. The sauce starts with a creamy base of mayonnaise and sour cream, providing a smooth and rich texture. The addition of fresh lemon juice adds a refreshing zest, balancing the creaminess. A finely minced garlic clove brings a subtle pungency, enhancing the overall depth of flavor. The heat element is introduced with hot sauce, adjustable to suit personal taste preferences, and 1 chipotle pepper from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce, infusing a smoky, fiery depth. The ingredients are blended using an immersion blender until the sauce achieves a smooth, homogeneous consistency. After tasting and fine-tuning the heat and seasonings, the sauce is stored in an airtight container and refrigerated, allowing the flavors to meld and intensify. This chipotle sauce is versatile and can be used as a spread for sandwiches, a dip for appetizers, or a drizzle over grilled meats, offering a delightful combination of creaminess, tang, and a robust, smoky heat.


Yield: Approximately 3/4 cup

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 1 chipotle pepper from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl or a container with high sides, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, minced garlic, hot sauce, and the chipotle pepper.
  2. Using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients until smooth and fully combined.
  3. Taste and adjust heat or seasonings if necessary.
  4. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.