Subway's Chipotle Southwest Sauce

"The chipotle in the recipe can be adjusted according to taste."
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Ready In:
1 1/4 cups




  • Combine mayonnaise, mustard, lime juice, chipotle and garlic.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Cover and chill before sandwich preparation, or before using as a salad dressing.

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  1. david5
    didn't taste like subway's sauce...or maybe i am a horrible cook lol
  2. sjones8295
    In order for this to taste good, you must puree the chipotle in adobo sauce first (don't just chop it up, I made that mistake the first time I made this), and then measure from the puree. And also, we used fresh lime as opposed to the kind that comes in the little lime shaped bottles. This makes a big difference! We also used a clove from garlic that was bought at Aldi. The amount of garlic they called for in this recipe was WAYY too much. You could get away with probably using a quarter of the amount they say to use, or even put garlic powder (not salt!) in TO TASTE. I tried the original sauce alongside this sauce that I made, and noticed that other than the being much less garlicy, the original seems to be a little redder in color, and a little spicier (maybe you could put in just a tad more of your chipotle in adobo puree, but TO TASTE). But once more, I will warn you, the garlic will overpower everything if you aren't careful! But all in all, it's a good recipe, and it might even be the original recipe Subway developed, but just with fresh ingredients as opposed to using powders, preservatives, etc.
  3. Brenda in Winnipeg
    Well, Mean Chef, this is definitly a winner. I left out the salt,used light mayo and used bottled lime juice. I had it on some left over pot roast and it was wonderful. If I had any complaint it would be that instead of tablespoons you used ounces. This may be a little confusing for people that don't know that 1 fluid ounce is actually 2 tablespoons. This will be stocked in my fridge at all times, now.
  4. Shelly P.
    Made it exactly as written, it tastes very much like the subway version. It's veg good! Thanks!
  5. Kimberly D.
    I have an 11 year old son who loves Subway Southwest Sauce. I tried this tonight, just a half a recipe to try, used Miracle Whip for mayo and granulated garlic for fresh (I normally have fresh, not today). We don't eat much salt so I only used a sprinkle. I used an immersion blender to mince up the peppers in sauce. It was good, I liked it a lot, my son found it a *bit* too spicy when he tried it on its own, less so when in a sandwich. In the future I would probably reduce the chipotle peppers by 1/3 but it was good for me. I'm also going to try this using my homemade Greek yogurt instead of mayo. Will post results!


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