Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. When it comes to making a sandwich, I don’t go by the serving size on the meat package. One slice? Two at most? That’s not a sandwich, that’s an hors d’oeuvre. Same goes for the spread. I made a batch of a copycat of Subway chipotle southwest sauce. Did I dot it on the bread? Nope. Slathered. Thick. Piled high with my favorite toppings, it was a sandwich to remember.
The chipotle southwest sauce is fresh, with a hint of citrus and fresh cilantro, but also with a little kick thanks to one of my favorites, ground chipotle chile. I love the smoky heat that ground chipotle chiles bring to whatever I use it in. It’s not over-the-top spicy or smoky, it’s just right.
Also try my copycat of the great bread at Subway.
Copycat Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon water
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile
- Pinch each of dried thyme and ground cumin
- Combine all ingredients.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to let the flavors 'get happy' before using.