In our plan for entertaining, this taco bar offers spectacular, and offbeat, taco toppings to round out the flavors and allow each guest to customize their taco to their liking. In addition, see our recipe for a unique and healthy salsa and colorful slaw. And a unique, tangy peach salsa.

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

recipe

DIJON MAYO

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

MAKES ABOUT 1/2 CUP

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