The Green Sauce

This cilantro jalapeno green sauce is the sauce of all sauces!  One taste and you will be dipping everything and anything into this addicting creamy and spicy sauce!

I’ve been wanting to share this sauce for quite some now time.  The first time I made it, I ended up spending the whole week using it on just about everything from steak to chicken to salads!

I can’t explain how addicting this green sauce really is!

So if you’re looking to spice things up and want to add some flavor to your usual dishes, I highly recommend giving this sauce a try.  It might just become your new addiction!

The green sauce being spooned with a spoon.

What is Green Sauce?

This cilantro jalapeno sauce is inspired by Peruvian food and the green sauce, or Aji Verde, that always comes on the side of their dishes.

It goes great on just about everything from steak to chicken to salads!

What’s the difference between other green sauces like Zhoug, Cilantro Lime, and Aji Verde?

In all honesty, these green sauces are all very much alike and contain very similar ingredients. The biggest difference is the base it’s built off of.

  • Aji Verde – made with a mayo base and includes cilantro, jalapeño, lime, garlic and salt.
  • Cilantro Lime – made with olive oil, and or yogurt and sour cream and includes cilantro, lime, garlic and salt.
  • Zhoug – made with an olive oil base and includes cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, cardamon, and lemon juice.

This green sauce recipe is more similar to that of Aji Verde with the addition of cumin.

Ingredients for the green sauce layed out on a cutting board.

What ingredients and you need and how do you make cilantro jalapeno green sauce?

  • Mayonnaise – use regular mayo such as Best Food/Hellman’s.
  • Cilantro – trim off the end and use the whole bunch, stems leaves and all.
  • Garlic – whole cloves, peeled. Add more garlic if you’re a garlic fan.
  • Lime Juice – fresh squeezed is best.
  • Cumin – a spice found in most supermarkets.  Gives the green sauce a smokey flavor.
  • Salt – use regular table salt or sea salt.

This recipe is incredibly easy to make.  Throw everything into a food processor or blender, that’s it!

Can I adjust the green sauce spicy level to my liking?

If you prefer more spicy, you can add an extra jalapeno.  If you prefer a less spicier version, you can de-seed the jalapeño which will bring down the spicy level.  I would say this cilantro jalapeno green sauce is 5-6 in terms of spiciness.

All the ingredients for green sauce inside a food processor.

What can I use this cilantro jalapeno green sauce for?

I kid you not when I say this green sauce goes with just about anything! I recommend trying it with steak, fish, chicken, ribs, eggs, tacos, salads, sandwiches vegetables cauliflower rice and anything else you can think of!

How long can this cilantro jalapeno green sauce be stored in the refrigerator?

This green sauce can be stored in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Make sure you keep it refrigerated since the base contains mayonnaise.

What is the nutrition information for green sauce?

  • 130 Calories
  • 1g Carbohydrates
  • 1g Fiber
  • 1g Protein
  • 14g Fat
  • 8mg Cholesterol
  • 218mg Sodium
  • 21mg Potassium
  • 3mg Calcium
  • 1mg Iron
  • 307ui Vitamin A
  • 4mg Vitamin C

The green sauce drizzled over New York steak.

Did you have any other sauce recipes you recommend?

Now, let’s get making The Green Sauce!

  • Prepping Time 1M
  • Total Time 1M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Mayo
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cilantro (loosely packed)
  • 1 Jalapeno (de-seed for mild spiciness)
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

 

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Add mayo, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, cumin, salt into a food processor and pulse until well combined (about 30 seconds).

3) Serve as dipping sauce or drizzle on top chicken, fish, steak, taco, vegetables, etc.

Hope you enjoy your The Green Sauce!

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The green sauce being spooned with a spoon.

The Green Sauce

This cilantro jalapeno green sauce is the sauce of all sauces! One taste and you will be dipping everything and anything into this addicting creamy and spicy sauce!
5 from 4 votes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: cilantro green sauce, green sauce, green sauce spicy
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 6
Print Recipe
Calories: 130kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Mayo
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cilantro loosely packed
  • 1 Jalapeno de-seed for mild spiciness
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Add mayo, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, cumin, salt into a food processor and pulse until well combined (about 30 seconds).
  • Serve as dipping sauce or drizzle on top chicken, fish, steak, taco, vegetables, etc.

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Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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