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Mexican Cilantro Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
This Mexican Cilantro Sauce is the perfect way to add a little gourmet deliciousness to any Mexican entry! This vibrant fresh sauce is also fabulous drizzled on chili, eggs, soup and makes a great dipping sauce for wraps, sandwiches, tortilla chips...
Course: Condiments, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 22 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 large bunch cilantro 4-4½ ounces (stems and leaves)
  • 1 medium-size jalapeno around 1 ounce, seeds removed and reserved
  • 2 medium green onions scallions, roots removed, cut into 4 pieces each
  • cup neutral-flavored oil ie. - canola, sunflower, safflower, avocado, grape -seed or vegetable
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 medium clove fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt maybe more
  1. Roughly chop the cilantro into approximately 2-3-inch lengths.
  2. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Blend until nice and smooth. Taste and a bit more salt, if needed.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days in an airtight container. This sauce can also be frozen for 1-2 months in an airtight container. Thaw and shake well before using.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips to ensure success.

Recipe makes about a cup of sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Cilantro Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 22 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 17IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.