Slightly Spicy Spread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | November 6th, 2008 | Recipes, Sandwiches, Spreads & Sauces

In the last couple years, I have developed a liking for a variety of fish.  I used to crinkle my nose at the thought of dinner at a seafood restaurant.  However, as I have sampled different kinds of seafood, I have found many to be appealing.

Cooking for a family, I like to expose our children to new dishes to broaden their dining horizons also.  However, I know that if I jump into new foods too quickly, it can result in displeasure.  Therefore, I have different strategies that I use when presenting a new dish.  Sometimes it is the reward of a favorite side dish, such as honey cornbread, or a dipping sauce to accent the entree.

Last night I made fish tacos for dinner.  Our ten year old is a little hesitant when it comes to any new dish.  However, she also adores dipping her foods in dressings.  To make this meal more appealing, I created a sauce/spread that could be used in the fish tacos.  The spread was creamy yet had a small bite of spiciness, making it enjoyable for all members of our dining party.

I found its flavor to be tastier by making the sauce early in the afternoon, allowing the seasonings to mingle before serving it at dinner.  Although I served it with fish tacos, it would work well as a dip for vegetables or chicken fingers and a spread for subs.

Slightly Spicy Spread


  1. 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  2. 1/4 cup sour cream
  3. 1 Tb. lime juice
  4. 1 Tb. chipotle chile powder
  5. 1 tsp. dried cilantro
  6. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  7. pinch of salt
  1. Combine all ingredients, and mix well.
  2. Chill for several hours before serving.
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  1. Heather says:

    This sounds really good! I’ll have to try it!

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