If you like or maybe even love cilantro you will want this sauce in your fridge at all times — or at least often.  If you don’t like cilantro, I can’t imagine how you would have landed on this recipe. 

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

This sauce is amazing spooned over all kinds of vegetables, roasted, grilled, what have you.  It’s lovely over a chicken, pork, fish, seafood cooked any which way – sauteed, grilled, poached, etc.

How to Make Creamy Cilantro Sauce:

In a food processor or blender, combine the cilantro leaves, shallots, and Dijon. 

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Puree the mixture.

Add the mayonnaise and yogurt, if using, jalapeno, cream, salt, pepper, and cayenne and puree. 

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Is this not the prettiest color?

Taste and adjust seasonings.

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Here it is over some roasted carrots.

Roasted Carrots with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

And here it is over poached salmon.

Poached Salmon with Cilantro Sauce

And it makes a great pasta salad dressing.  Here it is used as a dressing in a pasta and salmon salad.  

Creamy Cilantro Sauce: Amazing spooned over all kinds of vegetables, chicken, pork, fish, and seafood cooked any which way.

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Also think of it drizzled over roasted potatoes, over the fluffy insides of a baked potato, roasted bell peppers, a big fat steak.

What to Serve with Creamy Cilantro Sauce:

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

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Creamy Cilantro Sauce

This sauce is amazing spooned over all kinds of vegetables, chicken, pork, fish, and seafood cooked any which way.
Yield: 16 People
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt , sour cream, or another ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream , half and half, or whole milk
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Pinch cayenne pepper

Directions

  • In a food processor or blender, combine the cilantro leaves, shallots, and Dijon. Puree. Add the mayonnaise and yogurt, if using, jalapeno, cream, salt, pepper, and cayenne and puree. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Notes

Makes about 2 cups.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.

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Posted Jul 23, 2021

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