Smoky Chipotle Tango Salad Dressing (Zesty & Creamy)

This creamy chipotle salad dressing adds a healthy kick to any salad, giving it that irresistible southwest flavour. And the best part? It’s dairy-free, making it a great choice for vegans too.

It’s delicious, easy, healthy, and creamy—what more could you want in a dressing? Plus, it’s so quick to make, you can have a batch ready in just minutes!

Think about those creamy dressings you love, but without any dairy. That’s exactly what this Chipotle dressing offers. It’s smooth, silky, and incredibly satisfying, blending perfectly with your greens and veggies.

Chipotle Salad Dressing

Chipotle Salad Dressing

This tasty dressing makes salads more flavorful. It's dairy-free, great for vegans. Creamy and yummy, it goes well with greens and veggies. You can make it quickly with basic ingredients. No need for store-bought dressings! Enjoy the smoky chipotle taste in every bite, making your salads even tastier. Say goodbye to boring dressings and hello to exciting southwest flavor. Give it a try and see how it makes your salads super delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 145 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or fork
  • Blender or food processor (optional)


  • -½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Plain yogurt or dairy-free yogurt for vegan option
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce minced (adjust to taste for spiciness)
  • 1 tsp Adobo sauce from the chipotle pepper can
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Firstly, mix together mayonnaise and yogurt in a bowl.
  • Then, add lime juice, minced chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, and garlic powder.
  • Season with salt and pepper as per your taste.
  • Whisk everything until it’s smooth and creamy.
  • Taste it and adjust the seasoning or spiciness if you want.
  • If you want it smoother, you can blend it in a blender.
  • Put the dressing in a container you can seal tightly.
  • You can use it right away or keep it in the fridge.
  • Before using it, give it a good shake or stir. Enjoy it on your salads!


  • If you want the dressing to be spicier, add more chipotle peppers or adobo sauce.
  • If your store has chipotle adobo sauce without the peppers, you can use 2-3 tablespoons of that instead of the peppers and sauce.
  • Keep the dressing in a tightly sealed container in the fridge; it will be good for about a week.
  • Use the dressing on salads, tacos, wraps, or grilled vegetables to give them extra flavour.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories145 kcal
Fibre 0.5g

Can I Make This Dressing Less Spicy?

Can I Make This Dressing Less Spicy?

Of course! If you prefer your dressing to be less spicy, you can easily adjust it by using fewer chipotle peppers or adobo sauce. These are the ingredients that give the dressing its kick.

So, when you’re mixing everything, simply add a smaller amount of these spicy elements. This way, you’ll still get that delicious Chipotle flavour without it being too hot.

Just experiment with the quantities until you find the perfect balance of flavour and spice that you enjoy!

Can I Use Regular Yogurt Instead of Plain Yogurt?

Yes, you can use regular yoghurt instead of plain yoghurt. But just know that plain yoghurt is better because it doesn’t have any extra flavours.

If you use regular yoghurt, which might have flavours like vanilla or fruit, it could change the taste of the dressing a bit. But if you don’t mind that, then go ahead and use whatever yoghurt you have!

Can I Put This Dressing in the Freezer?

It’s not a good plan to freeze this dressing because when you freeze it and then defrost it, it might not be as nice.

Sometimes, freezing and defrosting can make dressings separate or get watery, which can mess up the taste. It’s better to just keep it in the fridge, where it will stay fresh and keep its texture better.

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