This might be my favorite dipping sauce for tortilla chips. This Mexican restaurant white sauce is so delicious and easy to make. Most of the Mexican restaurants around where we live usually serve this dipping sauce along with the normal chips and salsa.
What is Mexican Restaurant White Dipping Sauce?
This sauce is sometimes referred to as “salsa blanca”, it is similar to ranch and is served with salsa at many Mexican restaurants in the Hampton Roads Virginia area. According to the Virginian Pilot, it’s thought to have originated from a restaurant named El Toro and actually was first served as a salad dressing.
From what I hear from others is this isn’t common practice everywhere. So, if you haven’t tried this you really need to make it. It is perfect to dip tortilla chips in, serve on a fish taco, or on a quesadilla, etc. The possibilities are endless. Plus, you can throw all the ingredients into one bowl and mix well.
If you would like the sauce to be a little thinner just add a little more milk. If you want it to be spicier add in more red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce. Just remember it does get spicier the longer it sits in your refrigerator. This dip is definitely addicting, so I have to be careful not to eat too much at one time! This sauce is super easy to make and is a huge hit when I bring it to a party. Yum! What would you serve with this sauce?
What You Need for This Recipe:
Red Pepper Flakes
Mexican Restaurant White Dipping Sauce Recipe
Mexican Restaurant White Dipping Sauce
- 30 oz jar Miracle Whip
- 1 cup sour cream
- 6 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 dashes Franks hot sauce
- juice from half a lime
- 1/2 cup milk
Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
Transfer to a container.
Let it sit 24 hours before enjoying.
I used two pint sized mason jars, but there was a little leftover that didn't fit in them.
Does your Mexican Restaurant serve a white dipping sauce along with the salsa?
Did you see my Mexican Rice Recipe? Easy and delicious!