Macayo’s Baja Sauce Recipe

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Not all dishes are perfect without sauce. Again not all the sauce recipes are perfect for all types of dishes. If you want to add taste and flavor to your french fries, sandwich, or hamburgers, go for the Baja sauce recipe. 

And taking the idea from Macayo will give you the best experience ever. Mayaco is a Mexican restaurant that offers different delicious food items. One of these restaurants’ best sauces is the Baja sauce. So, let’s try the macayo’s baja sauce recipe at home today. 

You might have heard about the Baja sauce in your favorite restaurant. If you haven’t tried it yet and wondering what it tastes like, here’s the recipe guide for you. 

This sauce comes with a great combination of sour, spicy, and creamy taste. And, you can apply this amazing sauce to any of your meat or vegetable recipes as well. 

Macayo's Baja Sauce Recipe

Macayo’s Baja Sauce Ingredients

Most of the ingredients that you require for the Baja sauce recipe are pantry. Maybe some of them you have to manage, for example, parmesan cheese or oregano. But these elements also remain available in many of our kitchens. 

So, let’s check out what ingredients you’ll require to make this amazing sauce recipe.  These are inexpensive and easy to manage. So, even if any of the listed ingredients are not in your kitchen cabinet, you can easily find them in your nearby super shop- 

  • Mayonnaise (1 Cup)

Mayonnaise is an emulsion of egg yolk, oil, and acid. As a result, it works well to form the base while making Baja sauce. To make the Baja sauce today, you need 1 cup of mayonnaise. 

  • Jalapeno (1)

To give a spicy touch to the sauce, add 1 jalapeno. You can sip adding jalapeno if don’t like heat. Jalapeno brings a nice aroma with a spicy flavor. 

  • Red Bell Pepper (1/2)

This Baja sauce comes with a spicy flavor. So, you should add bell pepper as well. In this case, take ½ red bell pepper as you’ll also add jalapeno. Red bell pepper will also add some nutrients like antioxidants, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.

  • Mustard Powder (½ Tsp)

For an added flavor and aroma, take ½ tsp of mustard powder. It will add an incredible flavor and depth to your Baja sauce recipe

  • Onion and Garlic Powder (½ Tsp Each)

Onion is called the versatile seasoning for sauce recipes. In this case, adding ½ tsp of fresh onion paste or powder will provide a nice flavor. 

As a result, it makes a good balance with other ingredients. You’ll also be required to have ½ tsp of garlic. It will also offer a unique aroma to your recipe. You either can use the powder or fresh garlic paste

  • Paprika (½ Tsp)

To garnish your sauce recipe, you need paprika. Use ½ tsp of paprika powder. It will also add an excellent color to your recipe. The mild flavor of paprika makes it a wonderful addition to the Baja sauce recipe.  

Paprika enhances the taste and flavor without overpowering other cooking elements. However, if you have no paprika, you can substitute it with cayenne pepper powder or red chili powder. 

They will also garnish the recipe well. But, chili powder or cayenne pepper might not bring a nice color to your recipe like paprika does. 

  • Black Pepper & Oregano (¼ Tsp)

To add a delightful flavor with a harber note, go with the oregano and black pepper powder. The flavor profile of these two spices will come with the combination of slightly, minty, earthy, and subtly sweet undertones. But, you don’t need to add much. Just a little like ¼ tsp of oregano and ¼ tsp of black pepper will be perfect. 

  • Parmesan Cheese (2 Tbsp)

With a nutty and fruity taste, parmesan cheese offers a gritty texture. Take 2 tbsp of freshly grated parmesan cheese. 

  • Salt (2 tsp)

Add salt according to your taste. We would like to add 2 tsp of salt to today’s sauce recipe. But, in case of you, the amount can be more or less. 

  • Lemon Juice (1 Tbsp)

Lemon juice comes with an acidity that acts as a thickening agent for the Baja sauce. So, for your today’s recipe, you’ll require 1 tbsp of lemon juice. 

How to Make Macayo’s Baja Sauce 

In only one simple mixing process, your Baja sauce recipe will be ready. So, the main task to make this recipe is to get all the ingredients ready. And when you finished arranging the ingredients, you finished 80% of your recipe. 


Take your food processor and put mayonnaise, jalapeno, bell pepper, black pepper powder,  mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika powder, oregano, salt, pepper, parmesan, and lemon juice.

Blend them two or three times until get smooth properly. Since the ingredients are pretty more, you might need to blend 2 times at least. 


Once you have finished blending all the ingredients in your food processor, your dipping Baja sauce of Macayo’s is ready. Now you can serve your favorite dip sauce with any of your required dishes. 

Best Side Dishes to Serve With 

You can serve the Baja sauce to any of your favorite dishes because it’s a versatile sauce recipe. Still, some top popular dishes go the best with Baja sauce recipe-

  • Tacos
  • Burritos
  • Taco Slaw
  • Grilled Meat
  • Grilled Corn
  • Jalapeno Poppers
  • Refried Beans
  • Mexican Rice
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Zesty Bean Salad
  • Avocado Rice
  • Smoky BBQ Corn
  • Fish Taco
  • Coleslaw 

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • Appling the dehydrated onion and garlic powder adds a pleasant aroma
  • To add a sweet flavor, add 1 tsp of honey
  • You also can add lime juice powder instead of fresh lime juice. It will add savory notes to your recipe
Macayo's Baja Sauce Recipe

Macayo’s Baja Sauce Recipe

Make the macayo's baja sauce recipe in only one simple step and add gravity to your dishes. It’s delicious and healthy for all age people.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Servings5 people
AuthorNaomi Rogers


  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Onion
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Oregano
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice


  • Blend all the ingredients in your food processor. Blend at least two times to get a smooth mixture
  • When the mixture seems smooth, your Baja sauce recipe is ready to serve, and enjoy


Calories: 120kcal


Macayo’s baja sauce recipe is made of all the healthy ingredients, for example, red bell pepper, jalapenos, lime juice, etc. And all these are full of vitamins. Adding baja sauce to your dish increases the taste and also the nutritional value. This sauce is good for all ages people from kids to older people. 

Most importantly, it takes only a few minutes to make. So, whenever you’re in a hurry but need to add a sauce recipe to your table, just go for a quick Baja sauce recipe. 

With a little effort, you can achieve great satisfaction for everyone in your family. Also, this sauce is a great add-on for office snacks, lunch, or kids’ school snacks.

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