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MEXICAN SAUCES AND DRESSINGS

As a busy mom, we all need easy recipes ideas to help us put dinner on the table fast.  Mexican food is super easy and delicious. 

This post includes Simple Mexican Sauces And Dressings to help you make a quick Mexican meal taste amazing.

 Even more, you will find lots of easy Mexican recipes all through this post and other recipes at the end of it.

SIMPLE MEXICAN SAUCES AND DRESSINGS SPICE UP YOUR FOOD

Mexican food is so easy to make and perfect for busy moms to prepare.  Therefore, I often fix a slow cooker full of Mexican chicken and make different meals with it all week.  To add flavor to any Mexican meal, try making one or several of these sauces, dips, and dressings.

FIRST OF THE SIMPLE MEXICAN SAUCES AND DRESSINGS – CAYENNE RANCH

The Cayenne Ranch Dressing below is one of my favorites.  It has a little backend kick from the Cayenne, but it is not hot just full of flavor.  Try using this Cayenne Ranch to dip my Mexican quesadillas.  Most Noteworthy, It is excellent as a spread for a sandwich or as a dressing over blackened chicken or blackened salmon salad.  This Cayenne Ranch is so delicious I used it to make:

CAYENNE RANCH CHICKEN PASTA SALAD

ONE SKILLET ONE DISH 4 INGREDIENT CHICKEN BACON RANCH

CAYENNE RANCH CHICKEN GRILLED CHEESE

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CAYENNE RANCH DRESSING


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  • Yield: 2 CUPS
  • Category: DRESSING
  • Cuisine: AMERICAN

Ingredients

  • COPYCAT OUTBACK RANCH DRESSING
  • One teaspoon Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix (Buttermilk Recipe) – I used the entire 1-ounce package.
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • and, 1/4 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • plus, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • INGREDIENTS TO ADD TO THE RANCH TO MAKE CAYENNE RANCH
  • One tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
  2. Seal in an airtight container. I use a mason jar.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

BEST CAYENNE RANCH DIP - DRESSING

SECOND OF THE SIMPLE MEXICAN SAUCES AND DRESSINGS – CHIPOTLE AIOLI

Are you a Chipotle Aioli fan?  We have an Arkansas-based restaurant called Tacos For Life.  I have written about it on my travel blog, Our American Travels.  It is a fantastic company who donates a meal for every meal you purchase.  Anyway, they have a fabulous Chipotle Aioli to dip their quesadilla and tacos in.  We love it so much I made the version below to enjoy at home.  This version is incredibly tasty too.

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Chipotle Aioli


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  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Category: Dipping Sauce
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mayonaise
  • Four tablespoons Chipotle Sauce
  • One teaspoon Chipotle & Roasted Garlic – Grillmates
  • One teaspoon Cilantro, dried – add more if fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • One teaspoon granulated garlic

Instructions

  1. Mix everything together and store in an airtight Mason jar.

EASY TASTY CHIPOTLE AIOLI

 

 

THIRD OF THE SIMPLE MEXICAN SAUCES AND DRESSINGS – EASIEST MEXICAN DRESSING

This Mexican Dressing has been my go-to quick dressing and dip for years.  It only consists of three easy ingredients which include Mayonaise, salsa, and Mexican seasoning.  I use two teaspoons of Fajita seasoning, but you can use any Mexican seasoning including taco seasoning. 

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EASIEST MEXICAN DRESSING


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  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: DRESSING
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 1/2 CUP MAYONAISE
  • 1/2 CUP SALSA
  • 2 TEASPOONS ANY MEXICAN SEASONING

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
  2. Refrigerate

 

EASY MEXICAN DRESSING with just 3 ingredients

FORTH OF THE SIMPLE MEXICAN SAUCES AND DRESSINGS – SOUTHWESTERN RANCH 

This Southwestern Ranch Dressing is similar to the Cayenne Ranch except it include Chili powder.  The chili powder gives it the Southwestern kick.  It is also super easy to make and delicious. 

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SOUTHWESTERN RANCH DRESSING


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  • Yield: 2 CUPS
  • Category: DRESSING
  • Cuisine: AMERICAN

Ingredients

  • COPYCAT OUTBACK RANCH DRESSING
  • One teaspoon Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix (Buttermilk Recipe) – I used the entire 1-ounce package.
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • And, one-fourth teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • INGREDIENTS TO ADD TO THE RANCH TO MAKE SOUTHWESTERN RANCH
  • One tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
  2. Seal in an airtight container. I use a mason jar.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

 

KICKED UP SOUTHWESTERN RANCH DRESSING

THE LAST OF THE SIMPLE SAUCES AND DRESSINGS – HOMEMADE THOUSAND ISLAND

This final dressing is different from the other ones in this post.  It is not considered Mexican nor Southwestern.  This Homemade Thousand Island is a milder dressing for all the people out there who do not like spicy food.  I know you are out there.  I have several of them in my extended family.  This homemade Thousand Island is terrific.  It is an excellent choice on a Taco Salad.  

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HOMEMADE THOUSAND ISLAND


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  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Category: DRESSING
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 CUP MAYONAISE
  • 1/4 CUP KETCHUP
  • 1/4 CUP SWEET PICKLE RELISH
  • 1/2 TEASPOON GRANULATED GARLIC
  • 1/8 TEASPOON SALT

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container like a Mason jar.
  2. Refrigerate

 

EASY HOMEMADE THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING

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7 thoughts on “MEXICAN SAUCES AND DRESSINGS

  1. That all look seriously delicious and I would wanna use it with snacks if possible, because I have no idea about that taste yet. Would be going out tonight to see if I could get some

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