You want, fast, fresh, easy and of course delicious, so give this fantastic Mexican Pasta Salad recipe a try. It's a lively and zesty dish that's great for picnics, BBQs, or a quick weeknight dinner.
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ cup whole egg mayonnaise
- 2 limes, zested and juiced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon Mexican hot sauce
- Get Your Ingredients Ready:
Start by gathering all the ingredients. Having them prepped and measured will make the process smoother.
- Mix the Greek Yogurt and Mayonnaise:
In a mixing bowl, combine ¼ cup of Greek yogurt and ½ cup of whole egg mayonnaise. These two ingredients will form the creamy base of your dressing. The Greek yogurt adds a tangy kick, while the mayonnaise provides richness.
- Add the Zest and Juice of Two Limes:
Zest both limes and then juice them. The zest adds a bright, citrusy aroma, and the juice provides a refreshing tang. Add both to your bowl.
- Sprinkle in Garlic Powder:
Season the dressing with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. It will infuse a subtle but delightful garlicky flavor into the mix.
- Spice It Up with Mexican Hot Sauce:
Now, it's time to bring the heat! Add 1 tablespoon of your favorite Mexican hot sauce. This will give your dressing a spicy and smoky kick that's characteristic of Mexican cuisine. Adjust the amount to suit your spice tolerance.
- Mix Well:
Grab a whisk or a spoon and blend all the ingredients thoroughly. Make sure everything is well combined, and you have a smooth, creamy dressing with a vibrant orange hue.
- Taste and Adjust:
Give the dressing a taste. If you prefer it tangier, add more lime juice. For a spicier kick, increase the hot sauce. Customising the dressing to your preference is what makes it truly yours.
- Chill and Serve:
Once you've achieved the perfect balance of flavors, cover your dressing and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes. Chilling allows the flavors to meld together, creating a harmonious taste.
- Drizzle and Enjoy:
When you're ready to serve your Mexican Pasta Salad, drizzle this zesty dressing over the cooked pasta and a colorful array of vegetables. Toss it all together, and you're in for a fiesta of flavors.
This homemade Mexican Pasta Salad dressing adds a burst of freshness and spice to your dish. It's perfect for picnics, barbecues, or as a refreshing side for any meal. So, go ahead, get creative with your pasta salad, and let this dressing bring a touch of Mexico to your kitchen. Enjoy.
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