Baja Sauce is creamy, rich, delicious, versatile and so easy to make at home. It has just the right amount of tang from lime juice and is amazing for tacos. It is a condiment sauce that everyone won’t get enough of. Comes together in 5 minutes and delivers big flavors in no time.
Condiments and sauces are my gusto.
If you have not seen any of my sauce recipes before, check out now my Mornay Sauce, Puttanesca Sauce, Nashville Hot Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, or Cajun Sauce.
These amazing sauces are always on my menu and I make them all the time.
Reasons to make Baja sauce
Baja Sauce is a wonderful, creamy sauce that isn’t limited to tacos. Dream big and I can tell and vouch this is a winner, also for example with Steak Fries.
What you get is lots and lots of flavors and a really nice kick. Flavors are really on point and that is of course everything that you love and know from amazing sauces like Bang Bang Sauce.
You can make the texture to your own preferences: smother or leave it a bit chunkier. But it will always turns out great.
What you need for this Baja Sauce recipe
I use vegan mayo for a wonderful, rich, creamy base, paired with garlic and onions. These are here for adding essential flavors, because who doesn’t love a well rounded and delicious sauce? Garlic and onions in my gusto make everything more delicious.
Jalapenos and hot sauce: I use them both to add a little spicy kick which complements the other ingredients, while lime juice is in the Baja Sauce for great tang. Simply because it adds another layering of flavor. This tang is also here to give a kind of freshness.
Bell peppers add a great texture, but as I said above you can make Baja sauce entirely smooth or a bit chunky. This is when the bell peppers really shine, because I tested smooth and chunky and everything turns out wonderful.
Oregano, cumin, sugar: these components add tons and tons of flavors, but to balance everything including lime juice we need a little bit of sweetness. I use sugar, but of course use any sweetener you like and want.
How to make Baja Sauce
Prepare all the ingredients: roughly chop onions, jalapenos, bell peppers, and garlic.
Transfer all into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Also add mayo, lime juice, oregano, cumin, sugar, hot sauce and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Process until Baja Sauce gets your favorite texture.
Store in jar or bowl, serve straightforward or cover up for serving later.
Tips and tricks
Instead of lime juice you can also use lemon juice.
For the hot sauce: you can use chili powder or crushed pepper
Leftovers are great for around 5 days.
As you can see in my step by step pictures I like to serve Baja Sauce with fish tacos: All you need is some tortillas, lettuce or cabbage and vegan fish which is what I use, but you can use of course any fish that you like and want. Put as much sauce on top as you like, yum.
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Baja Sauce is creamy, rich, delicious, versatile and so easy to make at home. It has just the right amount of tang from lime juice and is amazing for tacos. It is a condiment sauce that everyone won't get enough of. Comes together in 5 minutes and delivers big flavors in no time.
- 3/4 cup vegan mayo
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 medium onion
- 1 jalapeno
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 2 dashes hot sauce
- salt, pepper to taste
- Prepare onions, jalapenos, bell peppers, garlic. Chop them roughly.
- Transfer chopped ingredients into the bowl of a food processor or blender.
- Add also mayo, lime juice, oregano, cumin, sugar, hot sauce and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Process until your sauce has your preferred texture.
- Store in a jar or bowl, serve straightforward or cover up for serving immediately or later use.
- Swap lime juice for lemon juice.
- Instead of hot sauce, you can use chili powder or crushed pepper.
- Leftovers are amazing for around 5 days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/3 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g