Saturday, April 16, 2011
In Search of the Perfect Chipotle Dressing...
I love the taste of chipotle.
I don't know what it is, but it is amazing.
Every time I go to a restaurant and something has any kind of chipotle sauce on it, there's a good chance I'm ordering it.
However, I've never been able to find a delicious chipotle sauce/dressing/anything at the store. I've tried a few different recipes, but nothing has quite done it for me.
So I decided to concoct my own dressing. It was pretty simple, but the results were amazing. Here's what I came up with:
Chipotle Ranch Dressing
1 cup mayonnaise (I used Smart Balance... I guess that makes me feel healthier)*
1/2-1 cup milk
1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
Ranch dressing mix
Salt, to taste
Juice from one lime
*To make this even healthier, use Greek yogurt.
Put all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and let the magic happen. You can adjust the quantity of peppers for spiciness, and the salt/ranch dressing mix for taste. You can add more or less milk to adjust creaminess. This is perfect with a delicious taco salad!
I made a yummy taco salad with cilantro, lime, shredded lettuce, black beans, red onions, and ground beef. It was life changing.