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Monday, October 19, 2009

Mexican White Salsa


This recipe I got from a great friend who I miss dearly, Rhonda! Or, as I liked to call her, Wonda Weibowitz! She was a work friend of mine who was great at cooking and would share recipes from time to time, and this is one of them.

I'm from the east coast (Virginia Beach, specifically), so I know we don't have the "authentic" Mexican foods that you Texans talk about. I don't know if "real" Mexican restaurants serve this, but some of my favorite ones that we would go to back home would offer you chips and a choice of two different dips, which I always chose the white dip. It is tangy, spicy, and incredibly good, and no matter who I would go out to eat with, we would always end up going through bowls of it almost instantly. I was immensely excited when Rhonda brought this dip into work one day, and nagged her beyond belief for the recipe, reminding her every 5 minutes to remember to bring in the recipe the next day. This stuff is great. Just be sure to allow the dip to rest for a few hours after making it - when its first made it doesn't taste like anything special, just doctored up Miracle Whip. Time is the secret ingredient here...allow the flavors to meld and marry, and ooooWEEE you'll be one happy dipper!

Mexican White Salsa

1 cup Miracle Whip
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
2 tablespoons sour cream

Mix together and refrigerate 3 hours. Serve with tortilla chips.

5 comments:

The Southern Product Queen

Omg, I love mexican food! Can't wait to try this! Love your blog! I'm having a linky party on my blog too! I would love it if you would link up to it! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/20/linky-party-2/

Olivia

OMG we are from Virginia Beach also, and I have been looking for this recipe for years! 15 to be exact! I made it for my husband tonight and he loved it! The only change I made was to use only 1/2 tsp. of cumin (because I thought I had enough and I didn't.) :) It was spot-on with El Lorro's white sauce! Thank you!!!

Meg

Gahhhhh! You are my hero! If you ask for white sauce in the PNW, you get warm queso. If I wanted queso, I'd ask for it. And there's no real Mexican food here anywhere. The only place serving drippy orange meat should be Taco Bell. I miss California REAL Mexican. Even Texas is Tex-Mex, not real Mexican. I do miss my Plaza Azteca white sauce so much though, and now we can just sit in our dark, rainy house and gorge ourselves on fresh chips and sauce!

Jessica Miles

We are also from VB, so you can imagine being in cali right now I'm pretty stoked on trying this out. Thanks for sharing

Angie Reed

I was recently in VA and had this dip for the first time at a restaurant local to Richmond! It was so good but I live in SC! I've been looking to make this or find it!

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