Taquitos are a beloved Latin American snack food, but they can be even tastier when accompanied by the perfect sauce.
What is the best accompaniment to turn them into an unforgettable meal?
To answer this perplexing question, we have compiled a list of ten recipes featuring sauces that perfectly complement taquitos.
Everything you need to know about these delectable delicacies can be found in our article – so grab your favorite flavor and get ready for an exciting culinary adventure.
What Sauce Goes with Taquitos? 10 BEST Recipes
Finding the right sauce to pair with your taquitos can make all the difference in the world.
We’ve gathered together 10 of the best recipes to try out—from spicy salsa verde to creamy avocado lime dip.
Whatever your preference is, there’s sure to be something that you and your guests will love.
Ready to get dipping?
Salsa is a classic Mexican condiment that is often served alongside taquitos.
It adds bright, acidic flavor and can be as mild or spicy as you like.
Salsa can be made at home with freshly chopped tomatoes and other ingredients, like onions, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeños for a zesty kick.
You can serve salsa in its traditional form or opt for a variety of infused salsas that offer a range of tastes to complement your taquito dish — think pineapple mango salsa or roasted red pepper-garlic salsa.
No matter the recipe, you can customize the level of spiciness to your liking.
Guacamole is a Mexican-style avocado dip that can be served as an accompaniment to taquitos.
It is usually made with fresh avocado, lime or lemon juice, onion, tomato, and cilantro.
It adds creaminess and a zesty flavor to the dish.
To prepare guacamole to serve with taquitos:
- Mash together ripe avocados in a bowl until creamy.
- Add chopped onion, tomato, cilantro leaves, garlic and salt for taste into the bowl with mashed avocados and mix well together.
- Add juice from either lime or lemon juice to add additional flavor and stir until combined well together.
- Serve guacamole mixed with taken-apart pieces of cooked taquitos for a garnish of creamy dipping sauce for added flavour & texture .
3. Sour Cream
Sour cream is a classic creamy taquito dipping sauce that’s easy to make and explore the taste combinations.
To make the basic version, mix one eight-ounce tub of sour cream with 1/4 cup of finely chopped fresh cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice and one minced garlic clove.
You can also add extras like diced jalapenos, diced cucumber or a few drops of Tabasco spot to give it an extra kick.
Serve cold or at room temperature with your favorite kind of taquitos – steak taquitos, bean taquitos or chicken taquitos.
For a lighter version with fewer calories, you can use light- versions of the dairy ingredients like low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt.
4. Chipotle Sauce
Chipotle sauce is a creamy, smoky spicy chili pepper condiment.
It’s often used as a dipping sauce for taquitos and can also be used to add flavor to tacos, burritos and omelettes.
This recipe uses canned chipotles in adobo sauce which can be found in the international aisle at most grocery stores.
Chipotle peppers are smoked jalapenos that have been dried and rehydrated with oil so they are spicy but still mild enough to be enjoyed by most people.
The adobo sauce adds sweetness, acidity and ginger-garlic flavor.
The combination of these ingredients gives this chipotle sauce great depth of flavor and a creamy texture that complements the crispness of the fried taquitos perfectly.
This chipotle dipping sauce is sure to become a favorite accompaniment for many years to come.
5. Cilantro Lime Sauce
This Cilantro Lime Sauce has a creamy texture and a zingy flavor that goes perfectly with taquitos.
The combination of tangy lime juice, garlic, and cilantro brings out the best in any Mexican dish.
This sauce can easily be adjusted to your preferred level of heat by adding more or less jalapeño pepper.
- One cup sour cream.
- One tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice.
- Two tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro.
- One minced garlic clove.
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin.
- 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- 2 tablespoons diced jalapeño pepper (optional).
- In a medium bowl, mix together the sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt and jalapeño pepper (if desired). Stir until all ingredients are well combined.
- Serve immediately with taquitos or cover and refrigerate for up to two days until ready to use.
6. Ranch Dressing
Ranch dressing is a creamy, tangy and full of flavor, so it pairs perfectly with taquitos.
This recipe is incredibly easy to make from scratch.
All you need are some basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Simply combine one cup of sour cream, two tablespoons of mayonnaise, one tablespoon of white vinegar, one teaspoon of dill weed, a quarter teaspoon of garlic powder, and a quarter teaspoon of black pepper in a bowl.
Mix together until everything is even combined.
Lastly, stir in two tablespoons minced fresh parsley before serving.
7. Queso Blanco
Queso blanco is an extremely versatile white cheese dip with a rich, creamy texture.
It is relatively simple to make and pairs perfectly with taquitos (and lots of other Mexican dishes).
To make this sauce, you’ll need ¼ cup of butter, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 clove garlic (minced), 4 cups of whole milk, 1 cup of queso blanco cheese (grated), 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour and ½ teaspoon cumin.
First off, melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
Add the chili powder and garlic to the pan and sauté for a few minutes until aromatic.
Once that’s done, add the milk slowly while stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
Allow it to come to a simmer before adding the queso blanco cheese and whisking gently until it melts into the sauce.
Now sprinkle in the flour gradually while stirring constantly for about two minutes or until thickened.
Lastly, add the cumin and season it with salt if desired.
Serve warm alongside your favorite taquitos.
8. Red Enchilada Sauce
This classic red enchilada sauce is easy to make and perfect for dipping.
It has a delicious smoky flavor with a slight heat that can be customized by adjusting the amount of chili powder used.
To make this taquito dipping sauce, start by heating oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
Add finely chopped onion and cook until soft, then add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
Add the chili powder and stir to combine.
Next, pour in some chicken broth, tomato paste, salt, pepper and cumin before bringing the mixture to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened.
Finally, puree the mixture in a blender until smooth then season with additional salt if necessary before serving.
Enjoy your homemade red enchilada sauce with hot taquitos or use it as a topping for tacos.
9. Tomatillo Salsa Verde
This Tomatillo Salsa Verde is ideal for dipping taquitos.
Perfectly tart and flavorful, you can adjust the consistency using an immersion blender or food processor.
This recipe also yields plenty of salsa so you have some leftovers as well.
- 1 pound tomatillos (about 9 medium-sized).
- 6 cloves garlic, unpeeled.
- 2 jalapenos, stemmed and halved.
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil.
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
- Freshly ground black pepper.
Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the tomatillos and whole garlic cloves on a rimmed baking sheet.
Spread out over one side of the baking sheet, scatter jalapeno halves across the other side, and drizzle everything with olive oil.
Roast for about 15 minutes or until tomatoes and jalapenos are tender and lightly charred in spots.
The garlic should be soft enough to squeeze out of its skin.
Let cool slightly before handling.
Peel roasted garlic cloves and place them into a food processor along with tomatillos, jalapeños, cilantro, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste; pulse until everything is amply combined but still slightly chunky.
Taste for seasoning adjustments then serve.
10. Jalapeno Cream Sauce
This jalapeno cream sauce calls for only four ingredients and has a creamy texture and rich flavor.
The sauce is made with half-and-half, sour cream, freshly minced jalapenos, and grated Mexican cheese.
You can adjust the spice of this sauce by adding more or less jalapenos depending on your preference.
The flavors go perfectly with any style of taquitos—with or without beef.
Serve this delicious dipping sauce cold and garnish it with freshly chopped cilantro for an added hint of freshness.
Taquitos are a delicious, traditional Mexican snack that can be found all around the world.
They’re also incredibly versatile: you can fill them with whatever ingredients you like (classic Corn and cheese is always popular) and pair them with practically any type of dipping sauce.
In this article, we’ve explored eleven exciting taquito sauce recipes, from classic guacamole to spicy pico de gallo.
If none of these take your fancy, don’t fret; there are hundreds of other variations out there for you to try.
Whichever way you decide to go – whether it’s one of the homemade sauces we’ve recommended or something else altogether – enjoy experimenting and find something that perfectly complements your (delicious) taquitos.
Carrie is a food writer and editor with more than 15 years of experience. She has worked for some of the biggest names in the food industry, including Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Martha Stewart Living.
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