A sauce can make or break your sandwich. This Copycat Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce will take your sandwich to the next level. You need five minutes, five ingredients, and a blender (or food processor) to make this versatile sauce for sandwiches, wraps, chicken strips, and fries.
I originally tried this as a mayo and sour cream mixture, but it never tasted right.
Then I took a note from another blogger, Alyonas Cooking, who used to work at Subway. Ranch was what was needed to make this sauce taste just right.
I wanted the sauce to pair perfectly with my Chipotle Southwest Wrap, so I eased up on the mayo just a little and used lime juice as the acidic component of the sauce.
Subway's chipotle sauce is delicious and versatile. It's the perfect sauce for sandwiches and wraps and goes great with burgers, fries, and chicken strips. Really, it goes great with anything you want to add a kick of spice to.
🧀 Ingredients & Substitutions
- Mayo & Ranch Dressing- Combining the two condiments gives the sauce the right flavor and texture.
- Chipotle in Adobo Sauce- The chipotle peppers are what give this sauce its signature southwest flavor.
- Fresh Lime Juice- Thins out the sauce and gives it a slight citrus taste.
- Garlic Cloves- You can also use ½ teaspoon of garlic powder as a substitute for two garlic cloves.
Full ingredients list with quantities in the recipe card below
🔪 How to Make Chipotle Southwest Sauce
Step 1: Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add one teaspoon of water until you get your desired consistency.
The longer you let the sauce sit in the fridge, the longer the sauce has to develop the flavors. The sauce will be more flavorful the day after you make it.
How to Store
Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
🥗 What Goes with Southwest Sauce
- Chicken Strips
- Southwest Salad (use the sauce as a salad dressing)
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Chipotle Southwest Sauce (5 Ingredients)
- ½ cup ranch dressing
- ⅓ cup light mayo
- 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- juice from 1 lime
- 2 garlic clove or ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- Add ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add one teaspoon of water at a time until you get the desired consistency.