Chipotle Almond Sauce

This chipotle almond sauce recipe is nutty, cheesy, rich, garlicky, creamy, smokey, and tastes just like your favorite go-to dip from the farmer’s markets.  The flavors of smoky chipotles, almonds, and a blend of spices come together for a perfectly balanced sauce!

Chipotle almond sauce in a bowl.

Chipotle Almond Sauce

This deliciously vegan and gluten-free nut-based dip/sauce is inspired by the the ever popular Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce. It’s wonderfully balanced with smokey, nutty, salty, and a kick of spice.

It pairs perfectly with tacos, chips, and veggies, used as a sandwich spread and even as a salad dressing.  This flavorful sauce will become your new favorite, versatile condiment in no time – it’s just that good! Even better, most of the ingredients are staple ingredients, meaning you probably have most of them in your pantry!

Chipotle almond sauce.


  • raw almonds
  • bragg’s liquid aminos
  • avocado oil
  • whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • white vinegar
  • nutritional yeast
  • tomato paste
  • lemon juice
  • garlic cloves
  • onion powder
  • smoked paprika
  • sea salt
  • water
Ingredients for chipotle almond sauce.


  • avocado oil: You’ll want to use a neutral flavored oil for this recipe like grapeseed oil or sunflower oil.
  • bragg’s liquid aminos: for soy sauce, I’m using bragg’s since it is gluten-free and uses verified non-GMO soybeans. Tamari also works well in this recipe. I don’t recommend using coconut aminos since it is sweeter. 
  • white vinegar: apple cider vinegar and rice vinegar can be substituted.

How to make Chipotle Almond Sauce

If using a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix, you do not need to soak your almonds overnight. However, if you have a standard blender, you will need to soak them in an airtight container or jar for 8-12 hours. 

Simply, add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend on high for about 2-3 minutes or until smooth and creamy. If you prefer a thinner sauce, add one tablespoon of water at a time.

How to serve Chipotle Almond Sauce

Serve as a dip with tortilla chips, veggies, and crackers. Use as a sauce on tacos, nachos, burgers and sandwiches. I even love tossing this sauce in a big bowl of greens for a salad! For a full meal, try it on my Low Carb Chicken Thigh Tacos.

Chipotle sauce in a bowl with a spoon dipping into it.


Refrigerator: Store chipotle almond dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Separation in the sauce is normal – just stir before serving.

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Chipotle Almond Sauce

The flavors of smoky chipotles, almonds and a blend of spices come together for a perfectly balanced Chipotle Almond Sauce!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup raw almonds (soaked)
  • 2 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons bragg's liquid aminos
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 2 teaspoons garlic powder)
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1.5 cups water


  • Soak the almonds over night, 8-12 hours. This will help create a smooth consistency.
  • Add all ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor and blend on high for about 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  • Add more water, a tablespoon at a time, for a thinner consistency.
Keyword Almond Chipotle Sauce, Bitchin’ Sauce Recipe, Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce
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