You Won't Find This Regular Salsa in Virginia White Sauce. 

White sauce, rather than the usual pico de gallo or salsa verde, is a common accompaniment to tortilla chips in Mexican restaurants in Virginia. 

Although it is white in color, white sauce has no cheese and tastes nothing like typical salsa. There's no salsa like it. 

While the specific ingredients may differ from eatery to eatery, Miracle Whip, mayonnaise, or milk typically form the foundation of Virginia white sauce.  

Seasonings such as garlic powder, dried oregano, cumin, and red pepper flakes are added to the creamy base. 

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A salty, crispy tortilla chip is the ideal accompaniment to the resulting light and spicy salsa. 

If you're looking for a Mexican joint in Virginia, look for chips and salsa with white sauce; it should give you a clue about the restaurant's speciality.  

Is there a link between traditional Mexican cuisine and Virginia white sauce, and if so, where did it originate? 

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