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Overhead view of cashew chipotle dip in a blue bowl.

Chipotle Dip (Without Mayo)

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Resting Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: Dips & Sauces
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy, vegan Chipotle Dip has a smoky flavour with a touch of sweetness and a hint of heat. It’s made with cashews so it’s smooth, creamy and mayo-free!


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 3 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (or lime juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper (chipotle powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Add the cashews and hot water to a glass dish and let soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain cashews and add to blender or food processor with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  4. Store in an airtight container and enjoy within 3-4 days.


  1. A high-powered blender or food processor works best for this recipe.
  2. This dip has a spicy kick. If you prefer a milder dip, just reduce the amount of chipotle powder you use.
  3. If you like it sweeter, you can add a little more maple syrup.
  4. Use freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice instead of bottled juices.
  5. If you’d like to use this dip as a salad dressing, just blend in a little more milk or water to make it a thinner consistency.
  6. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Keywords: chipotle sauce, cashew dip