Wow! This sauce is delicious! I drizzle it on everything! I stumbled on the recipe a few weeks ago and just tested it. The original recipe didn't work for me - there wasn't enough mayonnaise for the blender to do its job - so I doubled the amount and ended up with a delicious condiment! I didn't want it overly spicy so I used 2 jalapenos (including the seeds) and two mild peppers.
Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce
Makes 2 cups
- 2-3 ounces washed and dried cilantro including stems (about 4 cups loosely packed)
- 4 small hot peppers (I used 2 jalapenos and 2 green cayenne)
- 5 medium cloves garlic, peeled and chopped OR 2 t. garlic powder
- 1 scant c. mayonnaise
- 2 T. fresh lime juice
- 2 T. avocado oil OR 2 T. water for a thinner, pourable sauce
- 1/2 t. salt
Slice the peppers 1/4" thick, removing the seeds and ribs if you don't want the sauce to be spicy.
Wash and spin dry the cilantro, then weigh it.
Load everything into a high-speed blender, in the order listed, and blend until smoothly pureed.
Adjust seasoning and serve.
NOTE: Although this 'sauce' uses a lot of cilantro, and our homemade mayonnaise isn't stiff, the sauce isn't drizzle-able and I suspect it's the avocado oil. If you need a thinner sauce, use water instead or add a little water before serving. The photo below is the sauce over some pasta salad.
|Cilantro 'Sauce' over Pasta Salad|