San Diego-style Fish Taco Sauce

When I made tacos the other night, I made this sauce to go with them. I have never had fish tacos before, so I really wasn’t sure what sauce to use. This turned out okay, but it was kind of bland. It needed some oomph! As with the tacos, I will keep searching.

rating: 5
San Diego-style Fish Taco Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About one cup


1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream (Greek yogurt is delicious as a substitute if you’re not a fan of sour cream)
1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
1 lime, cut in half
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
1/2 teaspoon capers, minced
1 hot pepper of your choice, seeded and minced (I omitted)
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped


1. In a small bowl, whisk the sour cream and mayonnaise until well blended.

2. Squeeze the juice from one lime half into the fish taco sauce mixture, then whisk thoroughly. You’ll want the consistency of a pourable, creamy salad dressing. If still too thick, add more lime juice from the other half. If too runny, add sour cream.

3. Add all of the spices, whisking to mix thoroughly. Add the capers, minced pepper and cilantro, and whisk thoroughly.

4. Cover the bowl with wrap and refrigerate the fish taco for at least one hour — the longer the better.

5. Serve chilled. Spoon white sauce over fish tacos, or add into taco salads or rice bowls.


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