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Zesty Mexican-Style Salad Dressing

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Zesty Mexican-Style Salad Dressing

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This is a delicious dressing with all of the flavors of Mexico in every taste. This recipe uses dried spices that you may already have in your kitchen.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes


  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground chile or chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • salt to taste


Whisk together the milk and mayonnaise. Add in the spices and whisk until blended. Let it sit in the refrigerator for about an hour before use to enhance the flavors.

Mayonnaise can be difficult to measure but if you also have a liquid in the recipe, there is a trick to measuring the mayonnaise. In a large glass measuring cup (a 4-cup measuring container works well) measure out the milk first to 1/2 cup. Then add the mayonnaise by the spoonful until the mixture reaches the 1 1/4 cup line which means you have added 3/4 cup mayonnaise to the 1/2 cup milk. Now you can use the mixture as directed.

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 5 out of 5
Family loved it., Member NancyConverse

I served this to 16 people last night and everyone loved it. I made a very large chopped salad with the usual ingredients. Next time, I would add some roasted corn. The dressing was very light with a mild kick.

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