9 Sauce Ideas for Steak Tacos

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Steak tacos are typically made with flank steak, and grilled to perfection.

You can make your own steak tacos right at home with drizzled sauces such as chimichurri Sauce, avocado crema sauce, and cilantro lime sauce.

You can also make many different types of salsa to spoon over your steak tacos like salsa verde, avocado salsa, or charred tomato salsa.

Sauce for Steak Tacos

Salsa Verde

Salsa verde is a spicy and tangy green salsa to drizzle over steak tacos.

Salsa verde is made with roasted tomatillos. Tomatillos are green tomatoes that come in a paper husk which needs to be removed prior to roasting them.

Roasting tomatillos neutralizes the acidity of the tomatoes, making it a savory base as a salsa.

After the tomatillos are cooked, they are placed in a food processor with finely chopped onions, serrano pepper, fresh lime juice, cilantro and cumin.

Once the salsa has been “pulsed” until the tomatoes are broken up, it’s ready to serve.

salsa verde Sauce for Steak Tacos

Jalapeno Lime Crema

Jalapeno lime crema is a spicy, citrusy sauce that works well with steak tacos.

Depending on how spicy you want your sauce, you can start with 1 jalapeno, and add more if you want it with a bit more heat. You can also remove the seeds and membrane from the jalapenos and only use the pepper to have a more mild crema sauce.

Jalapenos, chopped up onions, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, fresh lime juice, honey, salt, and sour cream are placed in a food processor, and blended until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the food processor, and then blend again until all of the ingredients are incorporated.

Cilantro Lime Crema

Cilantro lime crema is a creamy, tangy sauce you can spoon over steak tacos.

Sour cream, mayo, cilantro leaves, lime zest, lime juice, minced garlic, and salt are blended in a food processor until the sauce is thick and smooth.

Cilantro lime crema can be used to mix with coleslaw (shredded cabbage and cilantro leaves), which you can add to your taco as well.

Tomato Salsa

Tomato salsa is a juicy, chunky salsa that has a little bite to it.

Salsa adds a ton of flavor and compliments tacos well as a topping.

Salsa can be paired with guacamole well for serving on top of steak tacos.

Tomato salsa is made by adding whole canned tomatoes, and a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel tomatoes work well) as the base of the salsa.

Finely chopped jalapeno with the seeds removed are added to the salsa, as well as some diced onions.

A few herbs like garlic and cumin are added, and then the salsa can be “pulsed” only in a food processor. Don’t overmix the salsa until it becomes a mush.

Pulse the salsa 7-10 times to get it just perfectly chunky.

Sauce ideas for Steak Tacos

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri sauce is a red wine vinegar sauce that is made with fresh herbs and olive oil.

Chimichurri sauce is made by mixing together olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, fresh parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes, minced red chili pepper, fresh lemon juice, and a little salt and pepper.

Chimichurri sauce needs to rest for at least 30 minutes to let the herbs infuse into the olive oil and vinegar to create this herbaceous sauce to drizzle over steak tacos.

Avocado Salsa

Avocado salsa is a creamy, spicy salsa made with fresno chilis. You could also use a jalapeno pepper as a substitute if you can’t find fresno chilis.

Avocados are diced to create the base of the salsa, and placed in a large bowl.

Diced red onion, minced fresno chilis, minced garlic, fresh lime juice, cilantro leaves and salt are added to the bowl of avocados.

Gently mix the salsa so the avocados stay diced and they don’t mash together until all of the ingredients are combined.

Spoon salsa over steak tacos to enjoy!

Corn Salsa

Corn salsa is a sweet and spicy salsa you can use for steak tacos.

Corn salsa is made with corn, finely chopped jalapenos, red onions, and bell pepper.

A little bit of freshly minced garlic, lime juice, cumin, chili pepper and fresh cilantro leaves are the spices that are added to the savory corn salsa to create the tangy flavoring.

corn Sauce for Steak Tacos

Charred Tomato Salsa

Charred tomato salsa and avocado crema sauce pair well together for steak tacos. Both of them give the steak tacos a refreshing and creamy flavoring.

Whole tomatoes, half a red onion, and a serrano pepper are coated in olive oil, and grilled on the BBQ for a few minutes until they begin to char.

After the ingredients have cooled, they are chopped and placed into a food processor.

Minced garlic, and cilantro leaves are added to the food processor until the salsa is fully combined.

Place salsa in a bowl, and add fresh lime juice to finish off charred tomato salsa for your steak tacos.

tomato charred salsa Sauce for Steak Tacos

Avocado Crema

Avocado crema sauce is a sauce made out of avocados that is blended with yogurt and herbs to make a tangy, citrusy sauce for steak tacos.

Avocado crema sauce is made with thick plain yogurt which gives the crema a thick base.

The yogurt mixed with avocado makes the sauce creamy and full bodied. It has a strong lime flavor to the avocado crema that finishes the sauce off well.

Avocado crema sauce is made by combining plain yogurt, avocado, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, fresh lime juice, olive oil, and a little salt in a food processor. To keep the sauce full and thick, the mixture is only “pulsed” in the food processor until it combines.

avocado Sauce for Steak Tacos