Quick Creamy Cilantro-Jalapeno Sauce

Quick Creamy Cilantro-Jalapeno Sauce

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From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019

This sweet and spicy cilantro sauce gets a Mediterranean spin with a little nuttiness from the addition of tahini. Drizzle over fish tacos or roast chicken or even make some ahead to keep in the fridge for salads.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

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  1. Combine cilantro, jalapeño, mayonnaise, lime juice, oil, tahini, honey, garlic and salt in a blender. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Thin with 1 to 2 tablespoons water, if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 day.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 121 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 5 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 217 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 8 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 155 mg sodium; 42 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 2½ fat

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