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Chipotle Tamarind Sauce Recipe

Chipotle and Tamarind Sauce

Dax Phillips
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Sauce
Servings 12


  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 whole medium sized onion
  • 7 oz can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup tamarind juice
  • 1 cone of Mexican Piloncillo
  • 6 cloves garlic skin on
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  • Add the garlic, tomatoes, and onion to a baking dish. Add the oil and a pinch of salt and swirl the ingredients to lightly coat with oil.
  • Place into the preheated oven to roast and slightly char, about 25 minutes.
  • While the vegetables roast, add the tamarind juice and the piloncilloto a skillet or sauce pan. Cook on medium heat to soften and break down the unrefined sugar. Once it boils, reduce the heat to low.
  • Once cooked, remove from the oven and let cool. Remove the skin from the garlic, and add them to a blender or food processor. Add in the tamarind and piloncillo as well as the cilantro. Add in the can of chipotle peppers, along with the adobo sauce. I just love that stuff.
  • Blend until you have a nice, smooth sauce. Add in a bit of water if you want to thin it out a bit.
  • This will make a couple of cups of sauce, and you can use it on pretty much anything. The chipotle tamarind sauce was pretty amazing. At first I was thinking it was just going to be too hot due to the amount of chipotle peppers, but it gets perfectly balanced by the sourness from the tamarind, as well as the sweetness of the onion and piloncillo. I’ve been drizzling this all over my eggs in the morning, as well as any Mexican food that I make during the week, such as these tostadas.
  • If you are looking for a great sauce that can be used on any meal, give this one a shot. I bet it would also be a great condiment on a sandwich, or heck even to dip some french fries in. Hope you enjoy!