Mayo-Ketchup Gets a Much-Needed Makeover (with Chipotle!)

4 Mar

“We totally just licked the bowl!”

I had promised my friend Ashley and my son a “tostones-for-dinner” Friday night and, since I had the plaintains I was ready to go. Ashley had decided to learn to make them, so I set her up with the assembly line of garlic and salt water, hot oil, plates covered in paper towel and tostonera (See Tostones! for the how-to of this Caribbean riff on French fries) and got ready to relax with a bit of the fizzy stuff.

Then I mentioned that Puerto Ricans usually dip tostones in mayo-ketchup – mayonnaise and ketchup stirred together. Without hesitation Ashley said “That sounds like it would be great with chipotle and lime,” and since I had it all in (plus garlic) a new creamy, spicy, lick-the-bowl delicious dip was born. And it was so quick that I still got to drink that glass of fizzy in relative peace….

You. Are. Gonna. Love. This.


(play around with the proportions to suit your taste)

1 Tbs prepared mayonnaise

1 Tbs plain yogurt (nonfat or lowfat are fine)

1 Tbs ketchup

1 tsp chipotle in adobo (minced)

1 tsp lime juice

1 clove garlic, minced fine

Pinch salt, if desired

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve with tostones or other fried, crispy tidbits.


29 Responses to “Mayo-Ketchup Gets a Much-Needed Makeover (with Chipotle!)”

  1. kathryningrid March 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Oh, *yeah*! This is going to get made here for certain. 😀

  2. texanaskitchen March 7, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    I have chosen you as one of my 12 favorite bloggers, and am trying to send you a message that is too long to fit in this comment box….can you send me your email address to


  3. Erin March 7, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    *added…ugh I hate typos!

  4. Erin March 7, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    OK so here’s another twist on this – I omitted the ketchup and addewd the mayo-chipotle-lime-garlic mixture to a drained can of tuna fish! Added some celery flakes and onion powder (would be even better with the real thing) and poof! an easy and delicious tuna salad!

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy March 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

      Holy Lenten Solution, Erin! I think I’ll have to try that for my lunch on Friday and get back to you. WOW, what a great idea! Thanks.

  5. Anastasia March 6, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    Oh, I bet this would be really good with a burger or on a sandwich!

  6. Ashley March 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    I’m still craving more…and I didn’t realize you’d really use my “we totally just licked the bowl” quote. ja ja. Great times, great food, great friends. Isn’t that what life is all about:)?

  7. Kendra March 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    I have made mayo-ketchup for years as the store bought tastes so processed and I have never added garlic or lime, but those additions make total sense. I remember eating tostones with you at Bebo’s and we always hit them with a bit of salt and vinegar before the mayo-ketchup. Have tried mayo-ketchup adding Chipotle before, but didn’t use canned in adobo as I found a product Chipotle toppers by Clemente Jacques from Mexico that worked well. Of course, it has vinegar and onion in it, adding what I expect to be a somewhat similar flavor as the chipotle with lime and garlic. Bought two fresh panas/breadfruit today to make tostones for our volunteers/campers and will definitely try it your way and I am sure that it will be awesome. BTW, Goya also sells Chiles Chipotle adobado and they may be easier to find than the La Morena brand. xo,

  8. Karen March 5, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    It is fun to take a tried and true dish and revamp it. Adds a little spice to life so to speak.

  9. twbarritt March 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Life is nothing without condiments! And, here you get two in one!

  10. Cara March 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    I’m sure Ashley was a biiiiiiiiiiiiig help!

  11. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide March 4, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Mmmm, my tongue is tingling. This looks great.

  12. ceciliag March 4, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    excellent idea and how wonderful to have friends in the kitchen to play with.. kids aren’t the only ones who need play time you know!! c

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy March 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

      It is so much fun to cook with others!!! Cooking alone can be a meditation. Cooking with company is a party!

  13. Mad Dog March 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    That sounds like a new take on salsa brava – and good too 😉

  14. frugalfeeding March 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    What a lovely idea. You know, I can’t find chipotle anywhere where I live, it is driving me insane!

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy March 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

      Jeez, that IS a problem. It’s been my latest condiment of choice! Good luck (google La Morena Chipotle en Adobo and see if you can find a distributor?


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