One of my favourite toppings for fajitas and tacos is sour cream. It might be the Ukrainian in me that likes anything with sour cream. Since I love spicy toppings like jalapeños and other savoury toppings like sautéed onions and peppers, sour cream is a perfect compliment.
At a local Mexican restaurant, they have a chipotle cream sauce that is incredible. It is creamy and zesty with a pretty solid kick of spice from the chipotle. It is served on many different dishes including flautas, chimichangas, tacos and more.
I figured that it could not be too hard to make. After a couple attempts, I think I have come pretty close. Aside from the sour cream, the main ingredient is chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. There is also some lime juice which adds a nice zing.
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce is not too hard to find. It is in the Mexican section of pretty much every grocery store in my area. It comes in a fairly small can that holds about 3-5 whole chipotle peppers. The adobo sauce in the can is full of spices and seasonings that add such incredible flavour to this chipotle cream.
This cream sauce is super simple to make. I simply toss all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse until it is smooth and creamy.
Once done, this sauce can be served on fajitas, as seen in the images, or many other Mexican dishes.
If you want to make this Chipotle Cream alongside other Mexican dishes, check out some of these great recipes:
- Fajita Seasoning Spice Mix
- Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Mango and Cilantro Salad
- Chicken Flautas
- Grilled Catfish Corn and Black Bean Tostadas
- Three Ingredient Guacamole
- Mexican Rice with Black Beans and Corn
Chipotle Lime Cream Sauce for Fajitas or Tacos
- 1 1/2 cups sour cream
- 1 chipotle pepper, in adobo sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp adobo sauce
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Place all ingredients into a blender of food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy.
- Serve as a topping for tacos, fajitas or other Mexican dishes.