Chipotle Basil Pesto Sauce

Okay new favorite sauce! I can’t get over how good this is. What I love the most about this sauce is that it’s great on pasta but can also be used as a delicious sauce on a sandwich or wrap. I love to find ways to switch up wraps for lunch and adding a different sauce/condiment is the way to go. This chipotle basil pesto is a mix of creamy with a little bit of a kick that’s perfect for a sauce for all the things!

What you need to make Chipotle Basil Pesto Sauce:

  • Chipotle peppers (in adobo sauce)
  • Raw walnuts
  • Olive oil
  • Basil leaves
  • Garlic clove
  • Sea salt/pepper
  • Water

How to use this Chipotle Basil Pesto Sauce:

If you love this sauce, you may also enjoy these sauces on One Balanced Life:

Creamy Cashew Cilantro Sauce

Cashew Garlic Sauce

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Items that I love to use when making this sauce:

Food Processor

To make this Naan Sandwich, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Get one piece of garlic Naan and cut in half.
  2. Top with ¼ mashed avocado and desired amount of Chipotle Basil Pesto Sauce.
  3. Add 3-4 slices of turkey, ½ cup fresh spinach and ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (option to add different cheese if you’d like)
  4. Top with other half of Naan and place in a Panini press to heat up and get the cheese melty.
  5. Enjoy with more Chipotle Basil Pesto sauce on the side for dipping 🙂
Chipotle Basil Pesto Sauce

Chipotle Basil Pesto Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A delicious sauce to add to sandwiches, wraps, roasted veggies, etc!


  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 chipotle peppers (in adobo sauce) I find these in a can!
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp water (add more for desired consistency)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt & pepper


  1. Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend.
  2. Store in a container for the week and use on sandwiches, wraps, pasta, etc!

Talk soon, Taylor.

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