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.