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Cilantro Garlic Sauce

5 from 15 votes
Published on 02/29/2024 by Umamiology
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If you’ve ever wondered how to make Cilantro Garlic Sauce, you’re in luck – I have the perfect recipe for you. This sauce is crisp & refreshing, with its base of fresh cilantro, tangy sour cream and lime tartness.

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If you’re looking for the perfect sauce for your Pulled Pork Tacos, Southwest Egg Rolls or these delicious Traeger Smoked Chicken Wings, then look no further than this amazing Cilantro Garlic Sauce!

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By combining the flavor profiles of the fresh and herbaceous cilantro, robust and savory garlic, with the tanginess of lime and sour cream, you get a bright and zesty sauce that is perfect for topping on grilled meats (like this 12 Hour Hold Texas-Style Smoked Brisket) or even as dipping sauces for sides like Parmesan Truffle Fries or Texas Twinkies!

How To Make Cilantro Garlic Sauce

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This sauce is incredibly easy to make, and it only takes 6 simple ingredients! You simply combine all of the elements together and blend it, to form a crisp and flavorful dressing that you can use in any occasion.

Key Elements Of This Recipe

  • Cilantro: You’ll want to get the freshest cilantro you can find
  • Sour Cream: Adds a creamy and tangy taste to this sauce
  • Lime Juice: Adds a bright tartness that evens out the creaminess of the sauce

The Ingredients for Cilantro Garlic Sauce

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  • 1 cup Cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 cups Sour Cream
  • 1 Lime (juiced)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

The Equipment Needed

  • Magic Bullet Blender (or any food processor)

Chop Your Cilantro and Garlic

The first step to this delicious garlic cilantro sauce is to chop up your cilantro and peel your garlic.

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Make rough chops, since we will be blending all of this in the food processor later.

Combine All Of Your Ingredients

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In your food processor, add in all of your ingredients.

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Blend for about 20-30 seconds or until the sauce reaches your desired level of consistency.

Serving Your Cilantro Garlic Sauce

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This sauce is so versatile that you can use it for almost any occasion! Here are a few suggestions:

  • Dip: Serve it as a dip for fresh vegetables like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, or bell pepper strips. Also goes well with chips or pita bread.
  • Grilling Sauce: Use it as as a topping for grilled chicken, steak, fish, or shrimp.
  • Salad Dressing: Drizzle it over salads as a flavorful dressing.
  • Marinade: Use cilantro garlic sauce as a marinade for meats, poultry, or seafood before grilling, baking, or sautéing.
  • Sandwich Spread: Spread this sauce onto sandwiches or wraps for an extra kick of flavor.

Storing Your Sauce

You can store this sauce in the fridge, in an air tight container, for up to 3 days after you make it. If you want to keep it long term, just freeze it and it should last for up to 3 months.

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Cilantro Garlic Sauce

5 from 15 votes
If you've ever wondered how to make Cilantro Garlic Sauce, you're in luck – I have the perfect recipe for you. This sauce is crisp & refreshing, with its base of fresh cilantro, tangy sour cream and lime tartness.
Author: Umamiology
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Equipment

  • 1 Magic Blender, (or any other food processor)

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup Cilantro, (chopped)
  • 2 cups Sour Cream
  • 1 Lime, (juiced)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Instructions 

Chop Your Cilantro and Garlic

  • The first step to this delicious garlic cilantro sauce is to chop up your cilantro and peel your garlic.
  • Make rough chops, since we will be blending all of this in the food processor later.

Combine All Of Your Ingredients

  • In your food processor, add in all of your ingredients.
  • Blend for about 20-30 seconds or until the sauce reaches your desired level of consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 801mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 663IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 0.2mg

*Nutritional information is just an estimate derived by an online calculation tool.

FAQ

How do you make cilantro garlic sauce?

This sauce is incredibly easy to make, and it only takes 6 simple ingredients! You simply combine garlic, olive oil, lime, sour cream, cilantro and garlic salt together and blend it to form a crisp and flavorful dressing that you can use in any occasion.

How do you store this sauce?

You can store this sauce in the fridge, in an air tight container, for up to 3 days after you make it. If you want to keep it long term, just freeze it and it should last for up to 3 months.

What does cilantro garlic sauce taste like?

By combining the flavor profiles of the fresh and herbaceous cilantro, robust and savory garlic, with the tanginess of lime and sour cream, you get a bright and zesty sauce that is perfect for topping on grilled meats or salads.

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