Chipotle: These are dried and smoked versions of jalapeno peppers, and add a wonderful flavor to Mexican or South American dishes. Or barbecues, for that matter. They can have a wide range of heat, so be careful and taste as you go. It's easy to add more chipotle -- it's hard to take them out.

Garlic: Garlic is in the same family as onions and leeks, and purportedly provided ancient Roman soldiers the courage to battle the barbarians. Whether or not it gives you courage, it is known to lower blood pressure, which is great for your heart and helps prevent stroke. In addition, it has a long history as a digestive aid, so don't be shy with this wonderful herb, no matter what it does to your breath!

Chipotle Aioli

prep time: 10


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder or chipotle hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper


Whisk mayonnaise with chives, garlic, lime juice, and chipotle chile powder or chipotle hot sauce to taste. Season with salt and pepper, chill until ready to serve.