Copycat Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce

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.
Copycat Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce

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

Course Sauce
Prep Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 1 cup


  • 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.