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Creamy Spicy Southwestern Salad Dressing


Taco salad, if made right, doesn’t even need a dressing. But this dressing will take your salad to a whole new level, and it doesn’t even have to be relegated to taco salads!

Dip veggies in this spicy sauce, pour it over a burrito or taco, or spread it on sourdough bread for a zippy sandwich sauce. It’s too tasty and simple to pass up!


  • ¾ cups sour cream or crème fraîche
  • 1¼ cup pourable kefir, yogurt, or buttermilk (must be thin)
  • 3 green onions, diced small
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro, lightly packed
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1¼ teaspoons sea salt
  • 1½ tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well.
  2. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.
  3. Just before serving, taste and adjust seasoning.

Pour over taco salad or your favorite Mexican dish, or serve as a vegetable dip.


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