Chipotle Lime Butter

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"Butter was recently on sale, so I've been playing with butter recipes to freeze and pop out when I need them!"

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (17.8 g)
  • Calories 102.8
  • Total Fat - 11.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.5 mg
  • Sodium - 101.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 0.1 g
  • Calcium - 3.8 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in bowl.

Step 2

Beat at medium speed until well mixed.

Step 3

Refrigerate until firm.

Step 4

Use to prepare fajitas or place on top of grilled chicken, steak or pork.

Step 5

Or, mix into refried beans and serve with Spanish rice.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Look for chipotle peppers in adobe sauce in the Mexican food section of the grocery store.
  • Make sure to use freshly grated lime zest for the best flavor.

  • Substitute the butter with vegan margarine. This substitution is beneficial for those who follow a vegan diet and want to enjoy the same flavors without using animal products.
  • Substitute the chipotle peppers with jalapeno peppers. This substitution is beneficial for those who want a milder flavor, as jalapenos are generally less spicy than chipotle peppers.

Garlic Herb Butter Combine 1/4 cup butter (salted) with 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Refrigerate until firm. Use to prepare roasted vegetables, top grilled fish, or mix into mashed potatoes.

Grilled Salmon with Chipotle Lime Butter: This dish is a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of the Chipotle Lime Butter. The smoky, spicy flavors of the chipotle peppers and the citrusy zing of the lime juice pair perfectly with the mild, buttery taste of the salmon. It's a simple yet flavorful dish that is sure to be a hit!

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Butter: This simple yet flavorful side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Grilled Salmon with Chipotle Lime Butter. The bright, citrusy flavor of the lemon and the fragrant garlic butter complement the smoky and spicy flavors of the salmon. The asparagus is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, making this a healthy and delicious addition to any meal.


Q: How do I use Chipotle Lime Butter?

A:Chipotle Lime Butter can be used to prepare fajitas, placed on top of grilled chicken, steak or pork, or mixed into refried beans and served with Spanish rice.

Q: How can I make Chipotle Lime Butter?

A: To make Chipotle Lime Butter, combine 1/2 cup softened butter with 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon lime zest and 1/2 teaspoon lime juice. Mix together until well combined.

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Fun facts:

The combination of chipotle peppers and lime juice is inspired by the flavors of Mexican cuisine, which is popularized by celebrities like Selena Gomez and Eva Longoria.

The use of butter in this recipe is a nod to the French cuisine, which is renowned for its use of butter as a base for sauces. In fact, the French chef Auguste Escoffier is credited with inventing the classic French sauce, ‘beurre blanc’, in the late 19th century.