White Salsa – Mexican Restaurant Style

I love white salsa in Mexican restaurants–creamy, a little sweet, and a little spicey. I feel sure it isn’t Mexican, but whoever decided to start serving it, thank you.

I recently moved to a new city and found that none of the restaurants serve white salsa. What?!! So I just have to make my own. Thankfully, I’ve been making it for years, much to the delight of friends.

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White salsa is delicious served with tortilla chips as an appetizer for a Mexican-themed meal or taken to parties of all kinds.

This white salsa is similar to what is served at The Gran Rodeo restaurant and El Bronco restaurant in Christiansburg, Virginia. You can change the amount of the seasonings to suit your tastes.

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White Salsa Recipe

  • 1 cup Miracle Whip® (or mayonnaise plus 1-2 teaspoons sugar or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (or 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed finely
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

Mix all ingredients and refrigerate for 3 hours.

I use regular mayonnaise plus a little sugar or sweetener of choice to sweeten the mayo just a bit. I also use garlic powder instead of crushed garlic as I like my dips smooth like it is in the restaurants. I like the flavor of crushed red pepper flakes, but it’s hard to grind them fine enough, so I use a little cayenne.

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Keto White Salsa

White Salsa is naturally low in carbs. To make it more low-carb and higher in fat, you could substitute heavy whipping cream or half-and-half for the milk. Use Mayonnaise with the sweetener of your choice. Serve with pork rinds.

Low-fat White Salsa

To make the white salsa low-fat and low calorie, you could substitute low-fat mayonnaise for the miracle whip/mayonnaise, low-fat milk for regular milk, and Greek yogurt for the sour cream. Serve with baked tortilla chips or veggies.

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White Salsa – Mexican Restaurant Style

Creamy, sweet and spicy, white salsa is delicious served with tortilla chips as an appetizer for a Mexican-themed meal or taken to parties of all kinds.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword White Salsa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate for 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 53kcal
Author Carmen @ DiscoverCreateInspire.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Miracle Whip Or Mayonnaise plus 1-2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp chopped garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp cushed red pepper flakes or 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano, crushed finely
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream

Instructions

  • Whisk all ingredients together.
  • Refrigerate for at least three hours for the flavors to meld.

Notes

This is very similar to the white salsa from the restaurants El Gran Rodeo and El Bronco in Christiansburg, Virginia.
I use regular mayonnaise plus a little sugar to sweeten. I also use garlic powder. I like the flavor of crushed red pepper flakes, but it’s hard to grind them fine enough, so I use a little cayenne.
Keto Version:  White Salsa is naturally low in carbs. To make it more low-carb and higher in fat, you could substitute heavy whipping cream or half-and-half for the milk. Use Mayonnaise with the sweetener of your choice. Serve with pork rinds.
Low-fat Version:  To make the white salsa low-fat and low calorie, you could substitute low-fat mayonnaise for the miracle whip/mayonnaise, low-fat milk for regular milk, and Greek yogurt for the sour cream. Serve with baked tortilla chips or veggies.
 

You may also like my other recipes:

Delicious Curry Vegetable Dip

Grandma Paulines Best Meatloaf with variations including a Mexican Meatloaf version

Aunt Winnie’s Western Salad Dressing

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