This recipe was inspired by a dip I tasted in Tucson, AZ. It has a spicy flair and tastes great with salty chips and crunchy bell peppers. Be sure to use chipotle (don't use other types of dried chile pepper) for that authentic Southwest flavor. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the sour cream, mayonnaise, chipotle powder, garlic powder, salt, and lime juice in a non-reactive (glass) bowl. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours to overnight. Stir in additional chipotle powder to taste before serving if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

110.7 calories; 0.8 g protein; 2 g carbohydrates; 11.9 mg cholesterol; 159.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2007
This was good but... 2 tablespoons of chipotle powder is WAY too much. At least for me and I like spicy food. On top of that I deviated from the recipe and only put in 1 1/2 T to start and it was still WAY too spicy. Maybe it was the chipotle powder I used. Who knows? That said in the future I'd start with maybe 1/2 tablespoon and let it sit overnight in the fridge and then up by 1/8 teaspoon prior to serving if you feel you absolutely have to. Also - I should've simply used a canned chipotle - mashed up well - and mixed with the other ingredients. I would've saved the 5.99 I spent for the overpriced chipotle powder in the spice aisle of the local Mega Mart. Canned chipotles are a lot cheaper maybe 1.50/can. A tasty interesting dip if you don't let too much heat kill the flavors. I can also see this being used a sauce for tacos; chicken fish etc.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2010
Good but very not wow. Didn't like the mayo-ish flavor in with this. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2007
This was good but... 2 tablespoons of chipotle powder is WAY too much. At least for me and I like spicy food. On top of that I deviated from the recipe and only put in 1 1/2 T to start and it was still WAY too spicy. Maybe it was the chipotle powder I used. Who knows? That said in the future I'd start with maybe 1/2 tablespoon and let it sit overnight in the fridge and then up by 1/8 teaspoon prior to serving if you feel you absolutely have to. Also - I should've simply used a canned chipotle - mashed up well - and mixed with the other ingredients. I would've saved the 5.99 I spent for the overpriced chipotle powder in the spice aisle of the local Mega Mart. Canned chipotles are a lot cheaper maybe 1.50/can. A tasty interesting dip if you don't let too much heat kill the flavors. I can also see this being used a sauce for tacos; chicken fish etc.:) Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2007
This was good but... 2 tablespoons of chipotle powder is WAY too much. At least for me and I like spicy food. On top of that I deviated from the recipe and only put in 1 1/2 T to start and it was still WAY too spicy. Maybe it was the chipotle powder I used. Who knows? That said in the future I'd start with maybe 1/2 tablespoon and let it sit overnight in the fridge and then up by 1/8 teaspoon prior to serving if you feel you absolutely have to. Also - I should've simply used a canned chipotle - mashed up well - and mixed with the other ingredients. I would've saved the 5.99 I spent for the overpriced chipotle powder in the spice aisle of the local Mega Mart. Canned chipotles are a lot cheaper maybe 1.50/can. A tasty interesting dip if you don't let too much heat kill the flavors. I can also see this being used a sauce for tacos; chicken fish etc.:) Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2009
My boyfriend really really loves this dip. I have made this a few times and I always use canned chipotles in adobe sauce rather than chipotle powder. It's great with chips and veggies. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2007
Love the chipotle-lime combination. I actually used 1 tbsp Chipotle flavored Tabasco sauce and it worked well. Great veggie dip! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2009
I was looking for a chipotle dip for sweet potato fries like I've had in restaurants and this was just like it.I just omitted the lime juice and used tobassco chipotle sauce in place of powder(as powder was very pricey)and it was perfect! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2009
This was a great base combo of flavors. Due to some people w/ adversions to sour cream and mayo (how can you not like sour cream or mayo?) I substituted lowfat plain yogurt (placed in small strainer line w/ double layer of cheesecloth in fridge for couple hours to drain/thicken slightly) fresh lime juice and zest and a mashed canned chipotle in adobo w/ a lil' extra sauce instead of the powder. It was a hit with all and lowfat! Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2011
This was great and has some heat to it. So if you don't like it too spicy I would cut down on the pepper powder or add gradually. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2007
This was so tasty! We served it with tortilla chips and veggies. I think it would be great to mix with refried beans cheese avocado etc. as a layered dip. I used Chipotle hot sauce but only used 1 tsp. and it had a great flavor. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2008
This recipes what great on waffles fries. I got a little adventurous as I was making it and added a dash of paprika and about 5 shakes of chili powder. Gave it a little extra kick. It was an awesome change from ranch or ketchup on fries! Definitely a keeper Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2010
Good but very not wow. Didn't like the mayo-ish flavor in with this. Read More
(3)