If it was a thing to drink sauces, this sweet and spicy cilantro sauce would be my favorite. The first time I made this I ran out way too fast and I was not a happy camper.
Side effects upon consuming this amazing beautiful green cilantro sauce may include the following:
- An obsession with putting it on all things
- Crankiness when the sauce is gone
- Extreme joy when the fresh flavors hit your taste buds
Yes this cilantro sauce is so good it comes with side effect warnings.????
This sauce gets its spicy kick from jalapenos, but a delicious dollop of honey sweetens it down. Lime brings out the fresh flavor of cilantro and a hint of onion lingers. This sauce literally hits all of your taste bud factories.
This cilantro sauce was inspired by all of the chimichurri recipes I keep seeing out there from all the foodies. I really wanted to make a chimichurri sauce, but I actually have no idea what chimichurri sauce is. So I felt like a fraud making one.
So I made up my own green sauce. Simple as that.
And speaking of simple this slightly sweet, slightly spicy sauce is ready in like 5 minutes and you barely have to do anything to make it. Chopping is even minimal!
just a few ways you could use this cilantro sauce
- As a dip for chicken and meat (hint hint I have a recipe coming next week for chicken kabobs that this goes PERFECT with.
- Put it on oven roasted potatoes
- It is amazing on tacos, yes it is time to give taco night a face lift
- Delicious on fish (another hint- I have a salmon patty recipe coming that this sauce was made for)
- On top of eggs, YUM!
I am positive you can come up with 5074 more ways to use this sauce.
How to make Sweet and spicy cilantro sauce
I hope you can handle roughly chopping and dumping into a blender because that is all you have to do for this recipe.
- Start with gathering your fresh cilantro. Just cut a good handful off the top (some stems are ok) this should be a very full cup of cilantro. Mine weighed 21 grams. Throw this in the blender first.
- Next roughly chop a white onion, and a jalapeno. I removed the seeds from my jalapeno but if you want more spice then feel free to leave them in.
- Then we squeeze the juice from 2 limes and add to the blender. Limes left at room temperature will be easier to squeeze and result in more juice. I like to cut mine into quarters to make it even easier.
- Next we need the spices and flavorings. Add your tablespoon of honey, 1 tsp of chili powder, ¼ tsp of salt and ¼ tsp of pepper to the blender.
- Finally add 2 tablespoons of oil to the blender. If you have a hard time getting this to mix you can add one more additional tablespoon of oil to help it blend easier.
Now we blend. I have a Vitamix so this took just a few seconds, depending on the power of your blender you may need longer. Blend on high power stopping every few seconds to push anything down into the bottom from the sides of the blender. Be sure to check and make sure no chunks of veggies got stuck under the blender blades.
The sauce will be the tiniest bit chunky. With very fine bits of jalapeno, onion and cilantro.
Perfect! Now you have a beautifully green cilantro sauce you can put on errrrrthing!
how to store
Refrigerate any unused sauce up to 3 days in a glass container with a sealed lid. But I bet it won't last that long.
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