The Best Fish Taco Sauce is also the easiest. No chopping necessary, and no fresh herbs or even garlic required. You’ll only need 1 lime and a handful of fridge and pantry staples.

A wooden bowl filled with fish taco sauce, with a spoon in it.

This fish taco sauce works for any type of seafood taco!

Introducing the ultimate Fish Taco Sauce. Elevate your fish taco game with this versatile and irresistible sauce that strikes the right balance of creaminess and tanginess.

Whether you’re enjoying crispy fish tacos, salmon tacos, shrimp tacos or any other type of seafood wrapped in a tortilla, this sauce is guaranteed to take your creation to new heights.

And the best part? It’s silly easy to stir together in less than 5 minutes.

Why You Will Love this Sauce for Fish Tacos

  • No fresh herbs, or even garlic, required. Make it with 1 lime and a handful of fridge and pantry staples.
  • No chopping necessary! You’ll only need a paring knife to cut the lime in half.
  • It has a balanced creaminess that adds a richness to fish tacos without being overwhelmingly heavy.
Ingredients on a light surface, including mayonnaise, sour cream, hot sauce, lime and spices.

Ingredients for this Fish Taco Sauce Recipe

  • mayonnaise – this is one half of the creamy, rich base of this sauce.
  • sour cream – the other half! The sour cream adds tang, too.
  • hot sauce – I use sriracha, but any hot sauce you have on hand works.
  • lime juice and zest – fish tacos are always served with lime wedges for a reason! Adding lime juice and zest to the sauce adds a bright tanginess that goes so well with fish.
  • garlic powder – to add a bit of garlic flavor without being as overwhelming as fresh garlic would be.
  • cumin and paprika – these earthy wonders round out the spice mixture for the sauce.
  • kosher salt – because even dipping sauces need to be seasoned properly.

How to make Fish Taco Sauce

A glass bowl filled with mayonnaise, sour cream, hot sauce, lime zest and spices.

1. STIR. This recipe is as easy as it gets – put all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together! Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor.

A glass bowl filled with fish taco sauce, with a whisk in it.

Home Chef Tips for Easy Fish Taco Sauce

  • Greek yogurt can be used in place of the sour cream.
  • Don’t have a lime? Lemon juice and zest work just fine here.
  • Any type of hot sauce works in place of the sriracha, or omit the hot sauce altogether for a mild sauce.

How to serve the Best Fish Taco Sauce

While of course this is the perfect sauce to serve with fish tacos, it’s actually a pretty versatile sauce if you open your mind to the possibilities. Some ideas to get you started:

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Best Sauce for Fish Tacos storage

Store any leftover easy fish taco sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Stir well before serving again.

A glass bowl filled with easy fish taco sauce, with a spoon scooping some out.
A wooden bowl filled with fish taco sauce, with a spoon in it.

Fish Taco Sauce Recipe

Yield: Makes about 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The Best Fish Taco Sauce is also the easiest. No chopping necessary, and no fresh herbs or even garlic required. You'll only need 1 lime and a handful of fridge and pantry staples.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. In medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Makes about 1 cup. Refrigerate at least 1 hour for best flavor. Can be refrigerated up to 3 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

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