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.


1 comment:

  1. Anna! I just found your blog when I searched for a chipotle ranch dressing recipe! What a small world! I can't wait to try it! I hope life is treating you well!