Special Dipping Sauce
No pizza experience is complete without a delectable dipping sauce to enhance the flavors and add an extra layer of deliciousness. In this blog post, I’ll share with you a special dipping sauce recipe that perfectly complements the Homemade Mexican Pizza we discussed earlier. This sauce combines creamy, tangy, and spicy elements to take your pizza experience to new heights. Get ready to elevate your taste buds with this mouthwatering accompaniment!
1 cup mayonnaise
3 tbsp ketchup
3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
1/2 tsp granulated onion powder
1/2 tsp granulated garlic powder
2 tsp sriracha
1/8 tsp Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
1- Add the mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, sriracha, and salt to a medium-sized bowl.
2- Whisk to combine until all of the ingredients are well blended.
3- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
4- Enjoy as a dipping sauce for anything fried, or as a spread for sandwiches and burgers!
Recipe Tips and Variations for our Special Dipping Sauce:
- Adjust the spice level: If you prefer a spicier dipping sauce, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce. Taste and adjust accordingly to achieve your desired level of heat.
- Herb variations: Feel free to experiment with different herbs to customize the flavor profile of the dipping sauce. Fresh oregano, parsley, or even a hint of mint can provide a unique twist.
- Vegan option: To make this recipe vegan-friendly, substitute the sour cream and mayonnaise with dairy-free alternatives like vegan sour cream and vegan mayonnaise. Check your local grocery store or specialty market for suitable options.
How to Store Leftover Dipping Sauce:
If you have any leftover dipping sauce, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Before using it again, give it a good stir to redistribute the flavors. Note that the consistency may become slightly thinner upon refrigeration, but the taste will remain delicious.
Food and Drink Pairings:
This recipe not only complements the Homemade Mexican Pizza but also pairs well with various other dishes. Here are some ideas to explore:
- Tortilla Chips: Serve this recipe as a zesty alternative to regular salsa or guacamole with a bowl of crispy tortilla chips. It’s a fantastic appetizer or snack option for any gathering.
- Grilled Meats: Elevate your grilled chicken, steak, or shrimp by using the dipping sauce as a flavorful accompaniment. Simply brush the sauce onto the meat during the last few minutes of grilling or use it as a dipping sauce on the side.
- Vegetable Platter: Create a colorful and vibrant vegetable platter with an array of fresh vegetables like bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, and carrot sticks. Pair it with the dipping sauce for a refreshing and healthy snack.
No pizza night is complete without a special dipping sauce to heighten the flavors and add a touch of excitement to each bite. This creamy and tangy sauce with a hint of spice is the perfect companion to your Homemade Mexican Pizza. The combination of sour cream, mayonnaise, fresh herbs, and spices creates a harmonious blend that enhances the flavors of the pizza and brings a new level of enjoyment to your meal.
Remember to prepare this recipe ahead of time to allow the flavors to meld together. Serve it alongside Homemade Mexican Pizza, tortilla chips, grilled meats, or a vibrant vegetable platter for a delightful culinary experience.
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