Cilantro Garlic Lime Sauce Recipe

July 29, 2018

So since I started down the black hole that is the keto diet, I've become obsessed with this sauce. Whenever I go to Pollo Tropical, I always ask for extra garlic cilantro sauce. Whenever I go to to a Venezuelan restaurant, I ask for extra garlic cilantro sauce for my arepa. However, I rarely find a garlic cilantro dressing and on the rare occasion I can find one, it tastes AWFUL. So I started playing around in the kitchen and I came up with my take on this sauce. 

Now the concoction I came up with comes out to be a thicker consistency than what you'd find at local fast food restaurants. This sauce ends up being more of a dip, but I find myself slathering it on just about everything. French fries, grilled chicken, sandwiches, steak, arepas, salads, my toddler... you name it and I'm drenching it with this sauce. It is so damn addictive. 

How do I know this recipe is good? Well my toddler loves it and it's the only way I can get him to eat raw veggie sticks. THIS RECIPE IS PICKY TODDLER APPROVED. Granted, my toddler has been known to pick up random things off the floor and put them in his mouth.... but he is willingly ingesting raw vegetables thanks to this sauce. So as far as I see it, this recipe is a win. 

  • 3/4 Of a bunch of cilantro, rinsed and stems removed
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2/3 Cup of sour cream
  • 1/3 Cup of mayonnaise 
  • 1 Teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne powder

Place the cilantro and juice in a food processor and pulse until the cilantro is completely minced. Add the garlic, salt, black pepper, cayenne to the processor and pulse to get everything incorporated. Lastly, add the sour cream and mayonnaise to the processor and pulse until smooth and creamy.

Now this sauce/dip/creamy heavenly creation will keep in the fridge for about 5 days. However, I assure you it will not last that long!  

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