Cilantro Verde Sauce

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Cilantro Verde Sauce is our go to sauce for everything Mexican! Drizzle it over burritos or tacos, dip chips in it, or use it as a salad dressing.Tangy,slightly spicy, delicious!

Cilantro Verde Sauce in a small mason jar.

Cilantro Verde Sauce

This Cilantro Verde Sauce is the most used sauce in our house! We always have a jar in the refrigerator, and I have to replenish it at least once a week because it goes super fast. We originally got this recipe from our good friend the Food Nanny while presenting with her at the Really Big Cooking show. She told us this sauce was amazing, and she was right! It’s easy to make, easy to store and so versatile you can drizzle it over just about anything from salads to burritos to tacos to nachos.

Suggestions for Cilantro Verde Sauce

  • This sauce can be served warm or cold! Warm it up and smother it over burritos, or cold as a sauce over tacos or as a chip dip.
  • Pile a plate high with greens and veggies and drizzle over them for a spicy sweet salad. Add grilled chicken for extra protein.
  • Cilantro Verde Sauce is delicious over fish, shrimp, steak or chicken.
  • We lightened up our version from the original by using Greek yogurt. If you want to make it the authentic way, use Mayo instead.
  • Cilantro gives this dressing a beautiful deep green color and vivid flavor but doesn’t add any spice, so don’t worry about this sauce being too spicy.
  • For more heat, add a dash or two of extra Tabasco sauce or sriracha.
  • Not a fan of cilantro? You can substitute flat leaf Italian parsley for the cilantro. The sauce will have the same gorgeous green color but will taste completely different.
  • To store, keep in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator. It’ll stay nice and fresh for up to a week.

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This sauce elevates just about anything you serve it with! From burritos to tacos to salads to nachos, we could put this sauce on anything. Try some of these favorite recipes with this sauce as a side:

How to Make Cilantro Verde Sauce

Cilantro Verde Sauce in a small mason jar.

Cilantro Verde Sauce

5 from 4 votes
Cilantro Verde Sauce is our go to sauce for everything Mexican! Drizzle it over burritos or tacos, dip chips in it, or use it as a salad dressing.Tangy,slightly spicy, delicious!

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Blendtec Blender

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Keep refrigerated.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 909mgPotassium: 278mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1825IUVitamin C: 9.1mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 0.4mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely wonderful! My daughters will love it as my husband and I do. Made it just like according to your recipe. Reminds me of the sauce at Chuy’s!

  2. 5 stars
    First off, I sort of made this recipe and it was fantastic. Here’s why I say sort of.. I didn’t measure anything and made subs based on what I had.

    Herdez Salsa Verde comes in 7 ounce cans. Close enough.
    Buttermilk Ranch was in 1 ounce packet. Eyeballed it.
    Cilantro? I just threw a bunch in.
    Greek Yogurt? Nope. I replaced it with more sour cream since it’s what I had at home.
    Minced garlic? Nope also. Powdered will have to do. It’s all I have.
    Fresh lime juice? Nope also. From a bottle. Didn’t measure.
    Dash of tabasco? Nope. Didn’t have any. I did have some jalapeno powder for heat.

    Whatever, it was awesome. I will throw it on everything. I’m not going to measure this recipe from now on either.

  3. 5 stars
    Love , love this sauce!! Use it on everything….as a dip for chips, finishing sauce for Mexican food, salad dressing. So easy to make!

    1. Thank you for the comment! So glad that you like it– I’m right there with you… we put it on everything! 😀

      1. 5 stars
        This sounds fantastic! Looking forward to grocery shopping tomorrow as I have a few pf your recepies written down! Yay! ????