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cilantro jalapeno sauce

Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup sour cream divided
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves and stems, packed well
  • 1 jalapeño pepper chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Using a blender or food processor, process 1/4 of the sour cream with the cilantro, jalapeño pepper, and lime juice until smooth. There will still be small pieces of cilantro seen.
  • Pour the sour cream from the blender into a bowl, then add the other 1/4 cup of sour cream. Blend until well combined.
  • Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Use immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week. Note, the sauce will get spicier as it ages.


Feel free to experiment with more cilantro and/or more jalapeño pepper to best fit your need/taste preference. Doubling each in the recipe will create a more flavor intensive sauce, more heat, and certainly a much greener sauce.