Top 7 Mexican dips you should know

Believe it or not, the highlight of Mexican cuisine is its authentic dips. Also known as salsa, it adds more flavour to the meal. As a matter of fact, it is one of the table condiments that should always be present at the table.

What’s great about Mexican dishes is that you can taste a whole new flavour by simply dipping them in your preferred sauce. It can be sweet, salty, but mostly spicy. Most of the time, the sauces are served together with the main dish. 

To give you an idea, here are some of the popular Mexican dips available at Panchos: 

Salsa verde 

Salsa verde or green sauce is popularly known for its uncooked and chopped herbs. Salsa verde is mostly served in countries such as France, Great Britain, Italy, and Argentina. This dip is usually made with green tomatoes, cloves of garlic, cilantro, and serrano chillies. 


Guacamole is an avocado-based dip that means ‘avocado sauce’. It is also popularly known for its high nutritional value because guacamole is rich in potassium and vitamins B, K, and E. Guacamole is also made with juiced lime, cilantro, cayenne pepper, and garlic. 

Pickled jalapeno

If you prefer tangy but sweet dips, pickled jalapeno is the sauce for you. It is best paired with quesadillas, guacamole, salsa, and tacos. Pickled jalapeno is also made with white vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt.

Salsa roja 

Salsa roja is among the spiciest salsas in Mexico. Unlike other dips, it is made with fresh vegetables for a richer flavour. Its main ingredients are garlic, cumin, onion, and tomatoes. Salsa roja is also best paired with beef, chicken, and eggs. 

Sikil pak

It is a thick Yucateco dip made with pumpkin seeds, orange juice, onion, and tomato. Sikil pak is usually seasoned with salt with chips on the side. Sikil pak is derived from the word skil which means pumpkin seeds and pak means tomatoes. 

Frijoles puercos

Frijoles puercos is usually made with shredded cheese, chipotle, chorizo, and beans. It is served as a side dish with a variety of meat cuisines. Frijoles puercos can also be a dip to a variety of meat dishes. 


Choriqueso is one of the top Mexican comfort dishes topped with tomato chunks, melted cheese, chorizo, and finely chopped onions. It is also served as a dip especially when served with tortilla chips.

One of the reasons why Mexican dips are popular around the world is that they are naturally flavoured and fresh. This simply means that you won’t have to worry much about preservatives especially if you are on a diet. Once you have a taste of Mexican dip, you will definitely want more. 

What are you waiting for? Visit Panchos, choose your main dish, and pick a dip that suits your tastes. Have fun dining with us!