What’s a Taco Bar without toppings? We’ve created a topping checklist that will launch your buffet into entertaining stardom. Also, see our recipe for a unique and healthy salsa and colorful slaw.

It’s important to offer a lively spread of fresh toppings and sauces along with tacos. Variety is key since everyone has different dietary preferences. Non-cook items: cilantro, jalapeños, corn, black beans, and arugula.

[1] cilantro
[2] dijon mayo (see recipe below)
[3] fresh jalapeño slices
[4] corn
[5] black beans
[6] Aveyo avocado mayo (this product is no longer available, but you can mix a ripe avocado with a little mayo or put out thin slices of avocado)
[7] Pickled Pink Sweet Heat Jalapeños
[8] Rogue Hot Sauce
[9] baby arugula



Dijon mayo may not a traditional taco bar topping, but a squirt of this on any of the tacos heightens flavor.


2 TB mayonnaise
6 TB olive oil
1 TB red raspberry vinegar
1 tsp Maille Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, pressed in a garlic press
s + p
pinch of cayenne

Whisk ingredients together. Put in serving bowl with a small spoon or squirt bottle.

Don’t miss our recipes for a couple more toppings: a salsa and colorful slaw.

See the complete menu and strategies for hosting weekend guests in style: 06 Three Day Party