Monday, May 4, 2015
I love eating at Chipotle and I've heard tale of how great their honey vinaigrette is but I've never tried it because I consider honey to be a cruel product so I don't eat it.
I searched the web for clone recipes and they all had so much sweetener and so much oil that I just decided to create my own. This still has quite a bit of oil but less than the recipes I found.
This recipe makes about 10 tablespoons and each tablespoon is about 105 calories. Yes, kinda shocking but it's really good and if you toss it with your greens, you can probably use less. At least it isn't full of weird fillers!
You'll need to grab a can of the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce for this. You'll find them in the aisle with the Mexican food products.
I used Suzanne's Just Like Honey as my honey alternative. It's a blend of brown rice syrup, maple syrup and agave nectar. You can sub any of those instead. Start with the 1 tablespoon and if you'd like it sweeter, you add more but it will affect the calorie count on the dressing if you do.
I blended this in my mini food processor/chopper type appliance. You can also use a Magic Bullet. I blended everything except the oil first and then added the oil in.
1/2 cup vegetable oil (not olive)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 chipotle in adobo pepper (I used a medium sized one)
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp honey alternative
2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt