Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce

I love this sauce. I want to put it on everyyythingggg. It’s a little bit spicy, a little bit garlicky, and a little bit twangy from the lime. The idea came about for this sauce when I was visiting one of my really good friends in Bend, OR two summers ago. We went to one of her favorite Mexican restaurants and before we got there she was raving about the green sauce they serve with their chips and salsa. She said it was a secret recipe and that they don’t give it to anyone. After we sat down and started eating the famous green sauce, I asked one of the servers what was in it when he walked past. He smiled and said he couldn’t tell. I went on to say how good it was and that I could taste the garlic and jalapeño. He started to say yes theres garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, pepper, and oil in it. I noted all these ingredients and knew I was going to try and remake it as soon as I got home. I started with all the ingredients he mentioned and since I didn’t know what oil they used, I decided to go with a very neutral one; avocado oil. I started by blending a little of each ingredient and then tasting it and adding a little bit more of this and a little bit more of that until I was satisfied and felt like I had the flavors where I wanted them. I wouldn’t say the two recipes are the same and they’re both unique in their own way, but I’m very happy with how my sauce turned out. I love adding it to tacos, on top of eggs, in grain and veggie bowls, as a dip for chips or crackers, and pretty much anywhere that I feel could use an extra flavor punch. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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3-4 garlic cloves

1 medium jalapeño

1 lime, juiced

2 tbsp avocado oil

2 cups light packed cilantro

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper


Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Serve on all your favorite foods!

With love,