Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce

Jalapeños, garlic, cilantro and olive oil come together to make a creamy sauce!
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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 40 mins
Cooking Temp: 375  °F Servings: 1
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Roasted jalapeños, garlic, tomatillos and cilantro are blended with olive oil which results in a smooth creamy sauce! Perfect for topping tacos, drizzling on nachos, or even using on your western omelette!

You Need

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Roast vegetables

    • Cut jalapeños in half. I removed the seeds and ribs from one jalapeño, this resulted in a mild to slightly medium heat taco sauce. If you want no spice, remove seeds and ribs (white part inside) from both peppers.
    • Peel outer husk off of tomatillo, and cut into quarters.
    • Smash garlic cloves and leave skins on. Leaving the skin on the garlic cloves will protect them from burning in the oven.
    • Drizzle lightly with oil and sprinkle lightly with salt.
    • Place on a metal baking sheet and bake in oven for about 25-35 minutes, until the vegetables have just begun to char, but are not burned.
    • Remove from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before moving on to the next step.
    roasted jalapeños and tomatillos

Blend ingredients to make taco sauce

    • In a blender, combine remaining ingredients and roasted jalapeños, garlic and tomatillo.
    • Blend until completely combined, and velvety smooth!
    Roasted tomatillos, garlic, jalapeño


    • Store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks!
    Jalapeño, cilantro taco sauce
Keywords: taco sauce, jalapeno sauce, cilantro, tomatillo, roasted salsa
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