Southwest Cream Sauce

This spicy, creamy sauce goes perfect with grilled shrimp. Make this easy sauce ahead and then use it to top your taco for a perfect hint of Southwest flavor.



Makes about 2 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


1 (16-oz.) container sour cream
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


Whisk together sour cream; garlic, red onion; chili powder; cumin; ground red pepper; and salt. Whisk in cilantro and lime juice until smooth. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

August 2008
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