Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Rishon Hanners / Prop Styling by Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland
Active Time
10 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 10 MIN
Serves : Makes 1 cup

This iconic creamy sauce gets its robust, luscious flavor from fresh chiles, lime, scallions, and plenty of cilantro. A hit of fresh mint might not be classic, but it brightens the flavor even more. It’s traditionally served alongside rotisserie or slow-roasted chicken, but it’s equally delicious with grilled chicken, fish, or steak.

Any leftovers make a terrific dip for crudité or topping for roasted vegetables like potatoes; or thin it out with lemon juice and olive oil for a creamy salad dressing.

How to Make It


Place all ingredients in a blender. Process on low, gradually increasing speed, until smooth, about 1 minute. Cover and chill sauce at least 1 hour before serving. (This allows flavors to meld and mellow out.) Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

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