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Easily prepare your favorite chipotle almond dip for a fraction of the price. This is the copycat recipe favorite from Costco and our house loves this easy snack!
If you have never tried the chipotle almond dip from Costco, then you are missing out. This is one of our favorite products from the store and always requested.
Since it had glowing reviews in our house, I knew I had to figure out how to make it at home. If not, this one appetizer snack dip was going to burst our grocery budget. Sad, but true.
The result of this homemade Copycat Bitchin Sauce was scrumptious and gone within the hour! It is the requested favorite for any happy hour get together.
This copycat chipotle almond dip recipe is cheaper to make and healthier as well.
Many times, you find soy in most store bought dips. Since this is something we avoid, we wanted our own version that is soy free.
- Raw Almonds
- Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
- Nutritional Yeast – Great vegan alternative for cheese; it has a tangy, creamy flavor and texture. The cheapest place to buy is on Amazon.
- Coco Aminos – This is an alternative to soy sauce that is soy free and gluten free.
- Spices including paprika, cumin, onion powder, cayenne, chili powder, and salt
Appetizer / Snack Cost: $2.00 – 2.50
Do I Need a Food Processor?
Personally, I have found a food processor to work the best. I have a 14 cup food processor that I love and use for many recipes (plus it cuts down prep time immensely. If you are looking to invest in one, I would recommend buying one with a minimum of 8 cups size that comes with additional slicing discs for added versatility.
I have tried making this recipe in my Vitamix and the texture is not quite the same. You must soak the raw almonds for a longer time to get the ingredients to blend properly.
Will a mini food processor work? Yes, but you need to make the dip in smaller batches. The recipe as written would overflow the mini food chopper.
How to Make Chipotle Almond Dip Recipe
This copycat bitchin sauce recipe is so easy to make! Plus you will save money by making it at home.
First, you have to remember to soak the almonds in water for 10-12 hours. This helps them to soften and make the perfect texture for the chipotle almond dip. In the perfect world, I soak them first thing in the morning to make the vegan dip in the evening.
Honestly, I’m not perfect and forget to soak the almonds in the morning. Or I get a craving and want to make the chipotle almond dip ASAP. To make this happen, soak the almonds in hot water and keep changing the water to keep it hot. You can speed up the process to about 30 minutes.
Next, dump most of the ingredients except for the almonds and water into the food processor and blend. By doing this step first, you are able to make sure the abode peppers are evenly spread throughout.
Most important step is to scrap down the sides of the food processor and often.
Then, add the almonds and blend again. Slowly add fresh water to reach the desired texture.
The best part is taste testing! Normally, I have a line of people wanting to help on this step.
Serve with your favorite crackers, carrots, or celery.
Is Chipotle Sauce Vegan?
Let’s look at the ingredients for chipotle peppers in adobo sauce that you would use in this recipe.
Chipotle Peppers, Tomato Puree, Onions, Vinegar, Canola Oil, Sugar, Salt, Paprika, Garlic
So, in fact, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce is vegan, and also, gluten free.
One key thing to watch for when picking which brand to buy at the grocery store. Many of the available products contain soy. This is my favorite brand to buy that doesn’t contain soy.
Tips for Success:
With adobe peppers, they naturally can be a little bit more or less spicy. If you don’t want the almond dip as spicy, then lower the amount of adobe peppers and chili powder used in your dip.
If the almond dip is too spicy, then add another tablespoon of coco aminos for a total of 2 tablespoons. Also, you can add lemon or lime juice to lessen the heat. Start with 1/2 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice and keep adding until you find the right balance.
Almond Dip Recipe Variations:
There are many variations to this almond dip recipe that we will be posting.
Come back soon to find the recipes for:
- Original Almond Dip
- Cilantro Green Chile Almond Dip
- Pesto Almond Dip
- Curry (Bombay style) Indian Almond Dip
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 2-3 adobe peppers in chipotle sauce
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp coco aminos
- 1 cup water
- 3 cloves garlic or 3 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1/2 tsp salt
1. Soak the almonds in water for 8-10 hours. If you are short on time, then soak almonds in hot water and keep changing the water.
2. Add adobe peppers, nutritional yeast, coco aminos, minced garlic, and spices (paprika, cumin, onion powder, cayenne, chili powder, and salt) to food processor and blend for 30 seconds. Scrap down edges.
3. Drain the soaking almonds and add to food processor. Blend for 30 seconds and scrap down edges.
4. Add 1 cup fresh water to food processors. Blend for 3 minutes to reach desired texture.
5. Serve with carrots, celery, or your favorite crackers.
Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g