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Copycat Recipe: Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette

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This chipotle honey vinaigrette tastes just like the original.


I love Chipotle’s chipotle honey vinaigrette so I came up with this copycat version by fiddling around with the ingredients listed on the Chipotle website. It tastes almost identical to the original. Toss it with romaine lettuce, beans, corn, avocado, grilled meats — or all of the above!

What You’ll Need To Make Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette

ingredients for chipotle vinaigrette

The key ingredient in the recipe is canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce: dried and smoked peppers (usually red jalapeños) that come in a spicy tomato sauce. You can find them in the Latin section of most supermarkets.

How To Make Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette

ingredients combined in food processor

Simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender or mini food processor.

blended ingredients in food processor

And process until smooth. Enjoy!

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Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette

This chipotle honey vinaigrette tastes just like the original.

Servings: 1¼ cups
Total Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 small garlic cloves, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or mini food processor and process until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

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  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 173
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Sodium: 172 mg
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg

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Comments

  • As many have said before me, I think this is better than the original. It’s spicer, which I love and super simple to make.

    A tip if any one is interested – once I open the can of peppers, I portion out 2 peppers each to small sandwich bags, then I pop those bags into a freezer ziplock bag along with a copy of the recipe. That way, I can just pull out a baggie at a time as needed. AND I have the recipe right there in case I need a refresher on the ingredients and amounts.

    • — Kelly on September 6, 2022
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  • Wonderful recipe! I did not have chiles in adobo so I used a small can of green chilis and chili powder to taste. Will try with the adobo when I have that on hand. Thanks so much!

    • — Crystal on September 5, 2022
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  • Making pork bbq and I need a dressing for coleslaw. Would this work? Haven’t had Chipotle’s

    • — Lynn C on August 30, 2022
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    • Hi Lynn, Have you seen this coleslaw recipe? I think it would go perfectly with pulled pork!

      • — Jenn on August 30, 2022
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  • Oh I am soooooooo happy I found this recipe. It’s perfect. I only added 1 teaspoon like a few reviews mentioned and I used sunflower oil. Thank you so much for creating this.

    • — Carmen Crater on July 20, 2022
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  • I was super skeptical and figured this would mostly taste like the dressing you get at Chipotle and turns out, it tastes exactly like it. I subbed olive oil for the vegetable oil as I’ve been reading a lot lately on cheap, processed oils caused a lot of inflammation and not being super healthy. Turned out amazing, and enough to last me at least a week or 2. Thank you for the recipe!

    • — Brett on July 19, 2022
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  • This is amazing! Came out PERFECT!

    • — Lana on July 11, 2022
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  • Hello, I decided to try this recipe…I just have one issue…it came out too thick. The taste was about the same but the consistency was thicker than Chipotles. How can I make it thinner?

    • — Michelle K. on July 7, 2022
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    • Hi Michelle, You can add a little water (just a bit at a time) until you get it to the consistency you want. Hope that helps and that you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on July 8, 2022
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  • I wanted to make my own chipotle salad bowl at home but it’s just not the same without the dressing. Enter this recipe to the rescue. Sooooo good! And it was super easy to make. I only used a teaspoon of salt.

    • — Della on July 4, 2022
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  • We don’t have Chipotle here in Ireland so I can’t compare it. However, it’s super delicious, I made mine slightly spicy as I could only get chopped chipotle peppers in sauce, so bit off with my guessing.

    • — Sinead on July 1, 2022
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  • Thank you so much. I love this dressing at Chipotle and now I can put it on all my salads (and more) at home!!!!!

    • — Liz Burns on June 11, 2022
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  • We were having taco salad tonight and I gave this recipe a try since I had all of the ingredients on hand. I used avocado oil and cut the salt to 1 teaspoon. It is delicious, so close to the real deal! I would probably make 1/2 the recipe next time, meanwhile I will be putting it on everything this week to use up what I made.

    • — Gigi H on May 22, 2022
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  • Not exactly like Chipolte…..BETTER!!!

    • — CONNIE PIKOULAS on April 12, 2022
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  • Taste exactly like chipotle dressing thanks so much my chipotle is always out of it

    • — Ashley on February 22, 2022
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  • I’m sorry to be rude but I bought all the ingredients and feel others coming behind me should know this is NOTHING like the chipotle dressing it is WAY too spicy.

    • — Rachel on February 21, 2022
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    • Hi Rachel, in case you aren’t used to cooking with chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, it’s always best to add a little bit at a time. For various recipes, sometimes I need to add more than what a recipe calls for, while other times I need to add less than what’s in the recipe. To me, it also seems like the heat in the chiles varies a bit from can to can. It could be that you still won’t like this as much as Chipotle’s dressing, but it is awfully good!

      • — JenD on March 30, 2022
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      • I used everything but the oil, I subbed the oil for vegetable however mine came out tasting too much like chipotles and it made it hard to eat. Maybe I did something wrong?

        • — Thao Le on July 26, 2022
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        • Hi Thao, you mentioned you used vegetable in place of the oil. Can you clarify what you mean by vegetable? And are you saying that was too spicy?

          • — Jenn on July 26, 2022
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