Wednesday, July 31, 2019

RECIPE: Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce

Original recipe: Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce

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
The photo below is the sauce diluted with a little water, then drizzled over bean barbacoa:

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