Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette -- Copycat Recipe
Here's an easy recipe to mimic the awesome Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette from Chipotle Mexican Grill. It has a sweet, smoky flavor that'll make your salad sing!
- 1.5 cups oil (olive or any neutral oil)
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3-4 chipotles in adobo
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- freshly cracked pepper
- squeeze of lime
- splash of water
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
Taste for heat and sweetness, adding additional chipotles and honey if you want.
Serve immediately. Store in an airtight container in the fridge where it will keep for at least a few days.
I used olive oil but neutral flavored oils will work well here too.
I'm in the habit of scraping out the seeds of the chipotles but that is optional.
Don't forget to take a taste after blending to check on the heat and sweetness levels.
Adapted from Chipotle Mexican Grill's ingredient list.