Cilantro Jalapeño  Sauce


This cilantro jalapeño sauce tastes bright and fresh with just the right level of spice. A touch of sour cream blended in gives this simple sauce the perfect creamy texture while balancing the spice level to perfection.

For another super simple quick sauce, try my Avocado Crema. or my Vegan Green Enchilada Sauce

Once your sauces are made you are going to need something to slather them on to. These Ultimate Chorizo Tacos are the perfect sauce delivery vehicle.

This sauce rocks! It’s so darn delicious and works on so many dishes. If you only learn to make one sauce this season, this is the one you will get the most mileage from. I make a big enough batch for the entire week because I put it on everything. It’s the perfect zippy drizzle over eggs or on top of a thick slice of NY strip. As a dipping sauce, it elevates a roast chicken to the heavens and even makes vegetables exciting and tasty to the most stubborn kid in your family.

You’ll Love this Recipe

  • The most versatile sauce you will ever make. Goes on everything from fried eggs, grain bowls, steak, fish and chicken, etc, etc, the list goes on
  • Very fast and very easy. This sauce comes together in under 5 minutes
  • Impress your guests. Seriously…everyone will be asking you for the recipe. This sauce packs so much happy flavor that everyone will think you are in cooking classes.

Let’s Get Cooking!

jalapeno, cilantro, sour cream, lime, and salt on a white background

Ingredients and Helpful Substitution Tips

Detailed measurements and ingredients can be found within the recipe card at the end of this post.

  • Cilantro – If you are a cilantro hater you can sub parsley or chives
  • Jalapeno – Remove seeds and ribs for a less spicy version
  • Lime
  • Sour Cream – For a dairy-free version try dairy-free sour cream or a coconut-based yogurt

Tools

  • knife
  • blender or food processor
  • cutting board

How to Make This Recipe

It couldn’t be easier! Blend all ingredients in a food processor, blender, or mini chop!

a mini food processor with ingredients for cilantro jalapeno sauce
a food processor with cilantro jalapeno sauce

How to Use this Life Changing Sauce

Making one fun delicious sauce each week for your meals transforms them from blah to BAM. This sauce is no exception.

Try it on:

Expert Tips

I recommend making more than you need. This recipe yields enough for a few servings, but I could pour this on top of anything.

You will find yourself drizzling this on roast chicken, dipping your steak and potatoes in it, and dredging your morning eggs across this creamy green goodness.

a jar of green cilantro jalapeno sauce

Storage

  • STORAGE -Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Dietary Modifications

This recipe is naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, Keto Friendly, and modifiable in the following way.

  • Vegan, Paleo, Whole30 – Replace sour cream with a coconut based yogurt or dairy free sour cream.

I can’t wait for you to try this! When you make it, snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @abrapappa or use the hashtag #abraskitchen so I can feature your photo! 

If you’ve tried this recipe, don’t forget to rate it and leave a comment below.

a spoon holding green cilantro jalapeno sauce over a jar

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Cilantro Jalepeno Sauce

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This cilantro jalapeno sauce tastes bright and fresh with just the right amount of spice. A bit of sour cream blended in gives this simple sauce the perfect creamy texture while balancing the spice level to perfection.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 78kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 medium jalapeno seeds removed
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or ¼ sour cream/ ¼ yogurt

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth. Adjust salt to taste
  • Transfer to an air-tight container to store for up to 1 week.

Notes

Expert Tip:

Make more than you need for single serving. Prepare a small batch to have for the week. You’re gonna find yourself drizzling this on roast chicken, dipping your steak and potatoes in it, and dredging your morning eggs across this creamy green goodness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (about 1/4 cup) | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 469IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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