Spicy Chipotle Sauce

Spice is nice. But to really add bite to your burrito, check out chipotle powder! Just a touch of this fiery favorite — made from ground, roasted jalapeno peppers — gives new meaning to the word mouthwatering. Stir some into this fresh, homemade hot sauce for a kicked up taco topping, daring dip or spicy soup seasoning. The smooth, chunk-less texture comes from a quick whirl in the blender after ingredients are sautéed on the stovetop.

Make your own salsa with chipolte powder and tomatoes!

Spicy Chipotle Sauce

Serves 4-6


1/2 can low-sodium tomatoes
1 tsp. chipotle powder*
3 cloves garlic, diced
1 onion, chopped
Olive oil, for sautéing
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

*Add more or less to your liking!


1. In a small frying pan over medium heat, sauté  garlic and onion until caramelized.

2. Add tomatoes and chipotle powder, cover pan and cook for four to five minutes.

3. Pour mixture into blender. Add lemon juice and pulse into a sauce consistency.

About Maura Knowles

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.

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