This boldly flavored chipotle and scallion dressing is so versatile, you can use it as a salad dressing, a dip or even a sandwich spread!
This dressing runs a close second to my Comeback Sauce for versatility.
It’s got such a fine flavor where all the ingredients meld together for a very unique taste.
This recipe originally came from an old Food Network magazine. I made it way back when and was very impressed with the taste.
The original had far to much cilantro for my taste. I’m really not a fan of this herb and if I use it, it must only have a faint flavor. If cilantro is the dominant flavor in anything, I find it tastes like soap. And curiously, I read a few years ago that people who are of “Nordic” complexion are the ones who find the taste of cilantro “soapy.” It had something to do with a gene particular to fair-skinned, blond and blue/grey eyed people. Not everyone with this complexion has that gene either. I found this very interesting and it explained why I don’t like the taste of that herb.
That said, a small amount of cilantro blended with other flavors so it enhances rather than flavors is the way I go. What I usually do is cut the called-for amount in half. That seems to work for me. However, if you’re a big fan of cilantro, load it on!!!
Another adjustment I made was to up the chipotle as I love this flavor. I also used more scallions/green onions. With the chipotle, make sure you diced it really small and then use the blade of the knife to mash it–that really releases it’s great smoky flavor.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup finely chopped scallions (green onions)
- 2 tbs cilantro
- 1 large chipotle (packed in adobo), finely diced and mashed
- 1 tbs lime juice
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Cover and chill for about 1 hour.