A dish of Avocado Chipotle Sauce with grilled shrimp.

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I love this velvety smooth Avocado Chipotle Sauce but I don’t call it guacamole. Sure, it can be scooped up with nacho chips and eaten standing up. I’m just saying that when you don’t name it guacamole there are suddenly endless possibilities for this delectable sauce.

This is a fairly simple recipe that features the zip of those tasty, smoked jalapeños known as chipotles. I love them in all sorts of recipes so chipotles are always in my pantry. I also have ground chipotle powder with my spices, just because I like to have all my options open (what can I say). If you’re shocked that you don’t know about these chipotles in adobo sauce then you’ll want to check out this post, Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce vs Chipotle Powder.

Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce vs Chipotle Powder
Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce vs Chipotle Powder -photo credit Jim Little

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How To Serve Avocado Chipotle Sauce

I love taking any of my everyday recipes and dressing them up. Here are three ways I might do that with this sauce:

  • Serve it alongside skewers of grilled shrimp as a main course for a casual summer barbecue.
  • Spoon this Avocado Chipotle Sauce into individual martini glasses and hang a few grilled shrimp around the edge of the glass. You can also stick a nacho in the centre for people to scoop up the last of the sauce.
  • For a smaller crowd fill tiny shot glasses with the sauce and lay a single grilled shrimp on top, held in place by a small skewer. Insert one of those tiny spoons in the glass and serve.

Get The Tools – Those Tiny Spoons

Do you have some of those tiny spoons? Disposable or reusable, these little spoons fit into little cups and glasses. Also called espresso spoons, I think these are pretty handy for all sorts of little jobs in the kitchen. I sometimes see the disposable ones at the Dollar Store or hanging in some random aisle at the grocery store. You can buy them on Amazon, disposable or reusable, and you might want to get some now because they suddenly seem hard to find the day you want them.

Let me know in the comments below if you made this sauce and how you served it.


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Avocado Chipotle Sauce

I love this velvety smooth Avocado Chipotle Sauce but I don't call it guacamole because there are so many more possibilities for this sauce.
Author: Cinde Little
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Homemade Sauces
Cuisine: Southwestern
Keyword: avocado chipotle sauce
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado, coarsely mashed
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely minced (or 2-3 tsp chipotle puree)
  • 5 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup firmly packed fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Puree all ingredients with a hand blender or food processor.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve with grilled shrimp, sticks of jicama or any raw vegetables or use as a dip for nacho chips.
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