Smoked Almond Chipotle Sauce (vegan, keto, low carb)
This sauce is amazingly good! It has a bit of heat but isn't hot and has a wonderful smoky flavor. I've gone back several times as I am writing this, for just one more chip and that is after I polished off the plate of meatballs. Yum!
It is super easy to make, just put everything into a blender and blend. No chopping, cooking or stirring and it is so versatile, serve it as a dip for tortilla chips or cooked shrimp, spooned over tacos instead of taco sauce, baked with chicken, cooked with shrimp or served over eggs. I bet you can think of even more ways to use it.
Smoked Almond Chipotle Sauce 2.1 net carbs per 2 tablespoon serving. 1/2 cup smoked almonds (I used Mariani brand) 2 chipotle peppers (this brand has the lowest sugar and no unhealthy fats) 1 clove garlic, peeled Zero carb dry sweetener equivalent to 1 tbsp. sugar or use less, if desired. (I used this brand) 1 tsp. lime juice 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, packed 1. In a blender container or mini blender, place almonds, chipotle peppers, garlic, sweetener, lime juice and water; blend until smooth. Add cilantro, pulse to desired consistency. Serve at room temperature or warm. Delicious as a dip for tortilla chips, as a sandwich spread, spooned onto eggs, as a warm dip for meatballs, spooned over tacos, baked with chicken, tossed with shrimp before or after cooking and many other ways, Servings: 6 (2 tablespoons per serving) Yield: 3/4 cup Nutrition Facts Serving size: 2 tablespoons (1.5 ounces). The sweetener is not included in the recipe nutrition data. Amount Per Serving Calories 78.02 Total Fat 6.52g 10 Saturated Fat 0.45g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 101.99mg Potassium 93.4mg Total Carbohydrates 3.77g Fiber 1.66g Sugar 0.98g Protein 2.31g