It’s smokey and sweet! Forget store-bought; this copycat Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette Dressing is low-carb, easy to make, and so delicious.
Made in just 10 minutes, this chipotle honey dressing is easy to make and comes together with pantry staples like red wine vinegar, honey, avocado oil, and more.
It’s truly the perfect low-carb dressing to add to your quesadillas, tacos, and so much more!
What is Copycat Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette?
Get ready to have an all-new favorite salad dressing that you will not only love, but will crave!
If you’ve been to Chipotle, you might be familiar with their Honey Vinaigrette. If you aren’t, get ready to fall in love.
The original Chipotle restaurant dressing is made from scratch in small batches every morning (which is why they don’t sell it).
If you’ve had it, you know it is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. But how can you have it all the time, you ask? Easy!
This dressing is made with a handful of pantry staple ingredients like vinegar, honey, chipotle peppers, oil, and spices and is super easy to make from scratch at home in your own kitchen and this recipe will teach you how!
Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette Ingredients
Salt and Spices: Add the perfect balance of spice to the dressing by using ¼ tsp of kosher salt and ¼ tsp of dried oregano.
Sweetness: You can’t make honey vinaigrette without honey! For this, we are going to add the sweetness, but not all the calories by using 2 tbsp of Sugar-Free Honey.
Spicy: Turn up the heat and add the chipotle into this chipotle dressing by using 2 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce. Pro-tip, the more you add, the hotter it will get.
Creamy: Give your dressing that perfect, slightly creamy texture with 3 tbsp of sour cream. I like using light sour cream to reduce calories. However, if you aren’t calorie conscious, you can use regular.
How to Make Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette
Combine and blend. Combine all ingredients except the sour cream into a mason jar or any container with a wide mouth and a lid. Use a stick blender to blend until smooth for about 30 seconds
Add sour cream. Add in the sour cream and blend just long enough to incorporate.
Storage. Store for up to 2 weeks in the fridge in a sealed container
Recipe Tips, Tricks, and Variations
Blender. If you don’t have a stick blender or submersion blender, you can use a standard blender or food processor. Don’t have a blender at all? You can also put the ingredients in a sealed shaker bottle and shake vigorously for about 2 minutes.
Storing Dressing. You can store your dressing in any type of sealed container. However, I recommend using a mason jar because it seals nicely and has a nice wide neck to pour the dressing in.
Adobo Sauce. If you are looking for a substitute for adobo sauce, you can whisk together tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, chipotle powder (if you don’t have chipotle powder, you can use smoked paprika and cayenne powder), cumin, oregano, garlic powder, and salt
What to Serve with Honey Vinaigrette Dressing
This recipe pairs perfectly with salads, tacos, quesadillas, and veggies!
What is Chipotle’s vinaigrette made of?
Chipotle’s signature vinaigrette dressing, just like this recipe, is the perfect combination of red wine vinegar, honey, adobo sauce, spices, and oil.
Does Chipotle sell its vinaigrette?
No, Chipotle does not sell their vinaigrette. However, even if they did, once you make it yourself, you’d never buy storebought anyway!
This dressing is just as good if not better than Chipotle’s and doesn’t have all those artificial additives and preservatives.
What does Chipotle’s vinaigrette taste like?
Talk about the perfect dressing for a host of salads and recipes. Chipotle vinaigrette is salty, sweet, and tangy, with the perfect balance of spicy. Every bite is full of delicious flavor.
Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette Copycat Dressing
- 1 stick blender
- Combine all ingredients except the sour cream into a mason jar or any container with a wide mouth and a lid. Use a stick blender to blend until smooth for about 30 seconds
- Add in the sour cream and blend just long enough to incorporate. Store for up to 2 weeks in the fridge in a sealed container