Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Our new favorite sauce - Creamy Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce

This has become our new favorite sauce. It is like a miracle sauce. I've put this on roasted potatoes for salad, on sandwiches as a spread, in egg salad, on top of eggs baked in tomato cups, and on open face black bean burgers just to name a few.

It is sort of a cross between the cilantro sauce I used on the Cilantro Potato Salad and Chuy's jalapeño cream sauce. For those of you who haven't been blessed by the Chuy's jalapeño cream sauce I'm so sorry. It is a thing of beauty that I will eat on, with, alongside, dipped in virtually anything. While this recipe isn't that sauce it is pretty dang close and I'll go out on a limb and say it may edge it out just a little. Maybe I feel that way because it has twice or three times more cilantro. We LOVE cilantro.

Creamy Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce
(all quantities are approximate)

1 cup mayonnaise (your choice homemade or not. no judging here)
1 cup sour cream (treat yourself go full fat)
1 bunch or 1 cup, whichever is greater, cilantro, the leaves only, chopped fine
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine
2 tablespoons grated onion
1 clove garlic, grated
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients. Let rest for 1 hour to let the flavors meld and come together in a marriage of awesomeness. You could put all the ingredients into a blender and give it a whirl. I'm a bit of a purist. Plus, I have that new shiny and sharp knife.

I like to grate the onion and the garlic so I don't get a big bite of either. I just want a hint of the flavors. I seed and cut out the ribs of the jalapeño. JR doesn't like his sauce too spicy. Me? I like my sauce to make my nose run. Same way I like my Vietnamese, Thai and Indian food. So if you are like me you'll sneak a few seeds and don't go whole hog on taking out all the ribs of the jalapeño.

 For some other Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno dip recipes:
8128blog (this guy is from Austin, so he should know)

Like mine these are all a variation of a mayo/sour cream dip.
You all seriously need to make this sauce.



  1. Yum! My first thought - fish tacos. Perfect!

  2. Tessa and I made up a sauce very similair to this that we all love!!!

  3. Oh. My. Goodness.

    I'm making a big Cinco de Mayo dinner Sunday; this must be part of it.

  4. That sounds really yummy - and I'm not one to like Jalapeno's but since it's not overly spicy, I could live with this! The hubby, on the other hand, is like you - the spicier the better! ;)

  5. Nice, I always like a new sauce recipe!

  6. You're so cool! I don't suppose I've read anything like this before. So nice to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality!