Chipotle Orange Dressing

May 29, 2012

For a bright, sweet and spicy dressing, try this chipotle orange dressing with 5 ingredients.

chipotle orange dressing

When possible I like to take a store bought version of the dressing to compare ingredients. But in this case I could not find a dressing similar enough for comparison. There were some creamy versions, but mine was more like a vinaigrette.

So without further ado...

Chipotle Orange Dressing


1 chipotle pepper in sauce
The juice of 2 oranges
1/4 cup avocado oil - this is my favorite go to light oil
~1 tablespoon honey - taste as you go, if you have very sweet oranges, you might not need so much honey
Pinch of salt


In a food processor or with an immersion blender, blend all the ingredients together until smooth.

If you do not have either of those tools, mince up the chipotle pepper very very fine and whisk all ingredients together with a fork.

You will get a wonderful orange-colored dressing. It was one of the prettier dressings I have made.

I paired it with a salad of lettuce, cabbage, tomato, avocado and mango chunks. It was perfect! One of my favorites.

If you like the flavor of Chipotle, I also  have a few other recipes using that flavor.