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Chipotle, with its deep spicy and smoky flavor, is wonderful in many a dish. Bring it out when making tofu eggs or vegan bacon and sausage, or use it to spice up soups and stews.

Did you know that Chipotle isn’t a name of a type of pepper in its own right; rather, it’s simply a dried and smoked jalapeño.

It is great to season Mexican-inspired dishes with chipotle, such as your chilis and tacos, but you needn’t stop there. Anytime you are looking for that little bit of spicy, smoked flavor a touch of chipotle can go a long way.

Have a look at this list of OGP recipes that cheer for chipotle.

1. Chipotle Gazpacho

Chipotle Gazpacho

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What a great soup for a summer’s day.  With Jessica DeMarra‘s Chipotle Gazpacho, you have a soup that has a little warmth from the spice, but all the cool you need to keep things refreshing.  Serve a generous portion with cubed avocado and ice cubes.

2. Chipotle Aquafaba Cheese

Chipotle Aquafaba Cheese

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Vegan cheese without the nuts?  That’s right!  Check out Zsu Dever‘s recipe for Chipotle Aquafaba Cheese that ditches the nuts.  Instead, it uses a substance that often gets poured down the sink—aquafaba— to make a deeply flavorful, creamy, and spicy cheese.  Use it on top of your next round of veggie burgers.

3. Chipotle Cauliflower Buffalo Bites and Raw Cashew Ranch Dip

Chipotle Cauliflower Buffalo Bites and Raw Cashew Ranch Dip

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By now, many of us have delved into the world of cauliflower wings, but this recipe for Chipotle Cauliflower Buffalo Bites and Raw Cashew Ranch Dip by Jasmine Briones steps things up a notch. Grab yourself a couple of tasty ‘wings’ that pack a cauliflower nutritional punch and a spicy one, at that!

4. Chipotle Green High-Protein Bowl

Chipotle Green High-Protein Bowl

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You can’t tell from the title, but this recipe for Chipotle Green High-Protein Bowl by Logan Dunn & Lexus Osman has an almost holiday theme about it.  Caramelized Brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes make it into the mix.  However, a creamy chipotle sauce keeps things cool and makes this a dish that can be enjoyed any time of year.

5. Chipotle Black Bean Chili

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

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You can hardly go wrong with a Chipotle Black Bean Chili, and this recipe by Stephanie McKinnie is no exception. Fresh tomatoes give this chili a clean flavor while the chipotle keeps things rich and powerful.  Enjoy this chili with some vegan sour cream and a big chunk of cornbread.

6. Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

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If you are looking for something clean and wholesome yet warm and comforting at the same time, then check out this recipe for Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup by Gabrielle St. Claire.  This effortless soup is perfect for a chilly evening especially if you need something quick to whip up.

7. Chipotle Vegetable Stuffed Avocado

Chipotle Vegetable Stuffed Avocado

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This recipe for Chipotle Vegetable Stuffed Avocado by Jodi Burke has you eating all of your veggies out of an avocado dish.  Celery, bell pepper, and cucumber are combined with sunflower seeds, fresh parsley, and green onion, then mixed with a chipotle spiced homemade mayo to finish things off perfectly.

8. Chipotle Seasoned French Fries

Chipotle Seasoned French Fries

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If you thought french fries couldn’t get any better, think again with this recipe for Chipotle Seasoned French Fries by Desiree Rodriguez.  These french fries with a kick are the perfect friend to a big fat veggie burger or sandwich.

9. Chipotle Chile Pepper Rolls

Chipotle Chile Pepper Rolls

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What are you going to sandwich those veggie burgers between?  Well, Chipotle Chile Pepper Rolls by Annie Oliverio of course. With each bite of the bun, you are welcomed with a sneaky, spicy kick.  Sun-dried tomatoes and the chipotle spice give these rolls their signature red color.

10. Chipotle Chile-Rubbed Southwest Tempeh

Chipotle Chile-Rubbed Southwest Tempeh

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Spice up your Mexican night even further with this Chipotle Chile-Rubbed Southwest Tempeh by Mark Reinfeld.  The tempeh handles the protein portion of your meal while the chipotle handles the heat.  Enjoy this easy dish with friends at your next fiesta.

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