Secret Cilantro Sauce

  • Author: Nina | Tofu Test Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 4
  • Cook Time: 1
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


A touch of cardamom brings warmth to this cilantro lime garlic dressing.



  • 1 bunch (1 cups packed) cilantro leaves, some stems okay
  • 2 jalapenos, halved and seeded
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • Juice from 1 lime


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or high speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Serve chilled as a dip or meal topper. Sauce with thicken a bit after 1-2 hours in refrigerator.


Sauce will keep for 1-2 days in the refrigerator. If the oil separates from the mixture, let sit at room temperature for a couple mins, then stir well.