Dairy Free Creamy Chipotle Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Ivy Larson
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes



  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Unrefined sea salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 ½ chipotle peppers (seeds removed plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce)
  • ½ cup raw macadamia nuts (ideally soaked in water for 2 to 3 hours and then rinsed and drained)
  • ½ cup water


  1. Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium-heat; add the onion and garlic and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is soft. Season with salt and add the lime juice; continue cooking until lime juice evaporates. Set onion mixture aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  2. To a Vitamix, add the cooled onion mixture, chipotle peppers with adobo sauce, macadamia nuts and water. Process until smooth and creamy.


Note: Sauce will keep for 3 days if stored in a covered container in your refrigerator