Quick Paleo Chipotle-Citrus Sauce

You’ve got to check out this sassy little paleo topping – perfect for your next burger, kabob, or steak…

This sauce is guaranteed to add a little extra “oomph” to just about any hunk of beef…and it’s really quick and easy to whip up.

The hubs actually came up with this one, so it’s a guy-approved paleo topping – which in my hubby’s case means there’s some spicy heat to it.

But don’t let that scare you – it’s not fan-your-mouth hot. (Just between you and me, the hub’s isn’t the fire-eater he thinks he is!)

Now it may not be tame enough for complete wimps or small children, but most paleo peeps will love it. Just enough heat there to make your taste buds all warm and tingly. [av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-1bgfm1c’]

That said, I wouldn’t use more than 2 chipotles (the kind soaked in adobo sauce) for this recipe. Texans, you get a pass to add more.

For everyone else, just fish out two nice-sized chipotles from the can, chop them up, mix them in with everything else, and then give the sauce a taste before adding any more.

And for the mayonnaise, you can be lazy like us and open a jar of Primal Kitchen’s Mayo (made with avocado oil) or whip up your own homemade mayo. Here’s my easy DIY paleo mayo recipe.

That’s it. This one’s super-simple.

Give it try soon – it’s a great way to turn a bashful burger into the life of the party!


Quick Paleo Chipotle-Citrus Sauce Recipe

Quick Paleo Chipotle-Citrus Sauce Recipe


  • 1/2 cup paleo mayonnaise – we used Primal Kitchen Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp finely diced chipotles (in adobo sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp finely-diced red onion
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a small mixing bowl, simply combine all the above and mix well. Season with a little salt if desired.
  2. Stays fresh covered in refrigerator up to 3 days.


Start with 2 (or fewer) chipotles in adobo sauce – or about 2 tablespoons finely diced. Mix in with all the other ingredients, taste, then add more if desired.


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