Spicy Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Spicy Cilantro Garlic Sauce: a spicy, tangy, packed with fresh flavor sauce that you can drizzle on just about anything! 

Spicy Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Growing up in Florida we visited our fair share of Latin restaurants. Peruvian and Cuban foods are some of my top picks when eating out. Some of my favorite menu items include citrus roasted chicken, flan and yucca fries with lots of sauces, especially the ones with a flavor profile similar to this Spicy cilantro garlic sauce! 

This sauce is SO easy to make and tastes good with just about everything. I love making a jar of this and using throughout the week. Sometimes it’s a dip, other days it gets used as a dressing or marinade. However you decide to use it, I’m sure you’ll love this easy flavorful sauce just as much as I do!  

Spicy Cilantro Garlic Sauce

How to make Spicy Cilantro Garlic Sauce

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender. I like to add the liquids to the bottom of the blender and then layer the solid ingredients on top. I find that it blends better this way. Since I made this in my parents magic bullet that meant putting the cilantro first so the liquid went onto, closest to the blades.
  • Run the blender until smooth. Stop the and scrape down the sides and then blend until completely incorporated.
  • Give it a taste test and adjust the salt according to your liking.
  • Transfer to an airtight container or serving bowl.

Making Spicy Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Flavor swaps 

If you’re looking to swap out the sour cream you can use full fat green yogurt or cream cheese instead. Alternatively, you could add avocado. 

Play around with the herbs, you can add basil, mint or chives.

For a less spicy version leave out the jalapeño.

Spicy Cilantro Garlic Sauce

How to use it

A drizzle of Spicy cilantro garlic sauce makes the most basic of foods taste irresistible. Here are some dishes you could serve it with:

Mogo Chips / Yucca Fries
As a dip for warm bread
Grilled or roasted vegetables
Salad Dressing
Tandoori Masala Fries
Baked Potatoes
Smashed potatoes
Grilled Chicken 

Spicy Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Spicy Cilantro Garlic Sauce
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A spicy, tangy, packed with fresh flavor sauce that you can drizzle on just about anything!
Recipe type: Sauces
Cuisine: Latin
  • 1 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon  lime juice
  • half a jalapeño; about 2 tablespoon chopped jalapeño
  • ¼ teaspoon salt; adjust to taste
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor. Blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!
  2. Use this sauce for mogo chips, fries, tacos, wings, baked potatoes, pizza, burritos, fajitas, vegetable platters and more!
Keeps well in the refrigerator, covered, for about one week.


Spicy Cilantro Garlic Sauce

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