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Creamy Chipotle Salad Dressing

Chipotle Yoghurt Dressing ingredinets being mixed in a small white bowl.
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Smoky, Spicy and Sweet, this yoghurt-based sauce can be used both as a dip and a salad dressing. Versatile is the best word to describe this dressing: we use it on summer salads, to go with poultry, for various fritters and even as a dip for tortilla crisps. This Spicy and Creamy Chipotle Dressing uses six very simple but special ingredients and each of them plays a very important role in the multi-layer flavours of this gorgeous dressing.

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Why You Will Love This Chipotle Dressing?

  • This spicy chipotle salad dressing is an extremely easy recipe to throw together in minutes.
  • The only equipment you will need is a spoon and a bowl.
  • If you love taco dressing, you will love this creamy chipotle lime dressing recipe.
  • This dressing doubles as a dip or even a sauce for fish and poultry.
  • It is the least boring dressing we’ve ever made – so vibrant with flavours!

Ingredients and Substitutes

To make enough to dress 4 portions of salad, you will need:

  • 100 ml Greek yoghurt: you may use plain natural yoghurt instead, but make sure it’s a thick and creamy type for best results.
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste: this typically comes in small jars and you can find it in the Internation (Mexican) foods aisle.
  • 1 tbsp lime juice: freshly squeezed or bottled.
  • 1 tsp honey: clear runny honey (not set honey).
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil: can be replaced with avocado or cold-pressed rapeseed oil.
Ingredinets for the dressing.


As with many dressings, the method is simple. You simply need to add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and mix it all together well. One piece of advice I’d give you is to add everything but the yoghurt into a bowl first and mix. That way honey distributes better. Add the yoghurt last and mix well again, until fully combined!

Ingredients for Creamy Chipotle Dressing in a small white bowl on a wooden table.

How To Store Chipotle Salad Dressing?

Store this chipotle yoghurt dressing in an airtight container (small Tupperware boxes or jars work well) in the fridge for up to 4 days. When you’re ready to use it again, mix it well!

What To Use Creamy Chipotle Dressing For?

When we say that this dressing is versatile, we mean it. Use it for various salads, like:

This dressing can also be used as a flavoursome dip or sauce for:

Chipotle Lime Dressing on a wooden chopping board with courgette fritters.
Chipotle Dressing served with courgette fritters

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Chipotle Salad Dressing ingredients in a small white bowl with two spoons in it.

Creamy Chipotle Salad Dressing

Smoky, Spicy and Sweet, this yoghurt based accompaniment can be used both as a dip and a salad dressing. Versatile is the best word to describe it: drizzle it on summer salads, have with chicken, with various fritters or even as a dip for tortilla crisps.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dip, Salad Dressing
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 51 kcal


  • 100 ml Greek yogurt or other plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Mix all the ingredients together well and dress your favourite salads with it or use it as a dip! For serving suggestions see the article above!


It makes a perfect dressing for taco or chicken salads, or a dip for fries, wedges and fritters!


Calories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 30mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 126IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Chipotle Dip, Chipotle Dressing, Creamy Chipotle Salad Dressing, Dip, Dressing, Salad Dressing, Spicy Yoghurt Dip, Yoghurt Dip, Yogurt Dip
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10 Replies to “Creamy Chipotle Salad Dressing”

  1. 5 stars
    This chipotle salad dressing is an absolute madness. Loved a great consistency and how delicious!

    1. Thanks so much! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I just love experimenting with salad dressings. Love the smokey and spicy taste of it, thanks!

    1. Yes, we love the smokiness of it! Glad you like it too!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh so delicious for dipping and drizzling!

  4. Amanda Wren-Grimwood says: Reply

    5 stars
    So simple and it’s definitely as versatile as you say. It really lifts a cold chicken sandwich and it’s good on baked potatoes too.

    1. Oh, we must try it in a sandwich! Thanks for the great idea!

  5. 5 stars
    I was never a big fan of these flavors until I tried this recipe, absolutely delicious!

    1. So glad you found something new to enjoy!!!

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