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One thing you will learn about me if you spend any length of time on my blog or around me personally is that I love Mexican food. I love it SO much that I could eat it every single day — no joke. In fact, right now in my refrigerator, I have salsa, guacamole, and homemade cheese dip in bowls just waiting to be eaten. I plan on using them with Delimex Taquitos and Tamales next week to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
To help you celebrate too, I thought I would show you how easy it is to create 3 yummy Mexican flavored dips and sauces to serve on your next celebration. In fact, these are SO easy to create, that by the time your taquitos and tamales are done cooking, you will be ready to have a delicious Mexican fiesta!
Where Do I Find All These Ingredients?
Making these sauces are purely simple and easy and use all the ingredients right from your very own pantry. The only thing you will need to pick up is the Delimex Taquitos and Tamales, which you can find in the center aisle freezers at Walmart.
I love buying these and keeping them in the freezer for whenever we are going to have Mexican food. They have the most delicious and authentic flavor — and they are very inexpensive — around $5 or $6 per box — which fits in perfectly with my grocery budget.
So now — let’s talk sauces…
Mexican Cheese Dip
This is THE best cheese dip on the planet and honestly tastes JUST like the cheese dip you get from the Mexican restaurant that you pay like $3 for (that tiny little bowl). This makes a whole bunch and it only costs around $3 to make.
For this you will need 3 main ingredients — White American Cheese (and make sure you buy Land O Lakes — that is the ONLY kind you can use for this dip. It has the best melting capabilities), 1 jalapeno, and some heavy cream or milk.
Start by chunking up your cheese and throwing it in your pan. Then dice up the jalapeno (you can remove the seeds if you want — depending on how spicy you want your cheese dip).
Then add in a smidge of cayenne (this should be right in your pantry). Put it on the stove and let it start to slowly melt.
When it begins to start melting, add in a 1/4 cup of heavy cream to make it get really creamy (this will keep it from hardening back up into a cheese block).
Once it has melted and comes together, pour a little bit in single serving ramekins to serve with your Delimex Taquitos and Tamales.
Pico De Gallo
One of my all time favorite dips for Mexican is Pico de Gallo. You can literally make this up in NO time and if you have it on hand, making a batch of guacamole is simple and easy.
To make Pico, you will need the following ingredients —
All of those delicious fresh ingredients cost less than $3 to make this very flavorful dip.
Start by seeding and dicing up your tomato.
Be sure to seed your tomatoes. If you don’t it will make your pico really runny and you don’t want that. Pico is not like salsa. It is more chunky and less runny, where salsa is the whole tomato ground up.
Next, dice your onion and then place it in the bowl.
After that, remove the seeds from your jalapeno and dice it up. Then chop up your cilantro and add both of those to the bowl. Be sure to sprinkle in some salt and pepper.
Once you get that done, roll your lime to get it juicy, then slice it in half and squeeze both halves into the bowl with all the other ingredients.
Mix it together and set it aside.
Quick and Easy Guacamole
Now — I learned the next trick from The Pioneer Woman. She is iconic for Pico and Guac. She always makes the two together and here’s why — when she makes pico, she just scoops a little bit of it in the bowl with the avocado and you have instant guacamole.
So to get started to make this, all you need is —
Take the avocado and slice it open and remove the pit. Then cut 3 slices longways into, turn it and slice it again 3 more times to make chunks. Do both sides and then scoop it out into a bowl.
Then add in a couple of scoops of Pico and then smash it together with a fork.
That’s all it takes and you will have a very delicious and authentic guacamole to serve with your Delimex Taquitos and Tamales.
Now that you have 3 very easy dips and sauces you can make for your next Mexican fiesta, let Delimex help you make it complete. For all the flavors available and more recipes, visit DelimexFiesta.com.
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What is your favorite way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo?