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!

The green sauce being spooned with a spoon

This cilantro jalapeno sauce came from my love for Peruvian food and the green sauce, or Aji Verde, that always comes on the side of their dishes.

Typically I would always order extra green sauce just so I could use it on other foods I made during the week.

After some research and batch testing, I came up with my favorite version of my beloved cilantro jalapeno green sauce and I’m excited to share it with you all here on LCA!

Ingredients for the green sauce layed out on a cutting board

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 – is 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.

All the ingredients for green sauce inside a food processor

How do you make cilantro jalapeno green sauce?

This recipe is the easiest sauce 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.

The green sauce drizzled over New York steak

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, 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.

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!

For this one, you should be able to pick all the ingredients at your local supermarket.

You will also need a food processor to mix everything together.

Now, let’s get mixing 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.

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The green sauce served with grilled New York steak.

 

The green sauce with spoon inside serving bowl

 

The Green Sauce

This cilantro jalapeño 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 2 votes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: all purpose sauce, cilantro jalapeno green sauce, easy dipping sauce, steak chicken dipping sauce
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

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