Jalapeño + Cilantro Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Jalapeño and cilantro yogurt sauce is tangy, creamy, and a little spicy and garlicky. All delicious things rolled into one pleasantly green sauce. It’s an excellent Wasa cracker topping, inside a taco or burrito, dip for veggie sticks, those little grilled breads with some Havarti cheese, and whatever else you like to dollop yogurt on. I’m not the yogurt police, I can’t stop you. As always, the ingredients and amounts are just guidelines. Use whatever you like to make this for your own taste.  Please read all instructions before starting!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups whole milk, full-fat Greek-style yogurt
  • 1-4 green jalapeños, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 3-5 sprigs of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, zester or finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • Olive oil (for serving)

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • 320z+ storage container with tight-fitting lid
  • Large mixing bowl & spoon
  • Zester or Microplane
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine:
    • Diced jalapeños
    • Chopped cilantro
    • Garlic
    • Salt
    • Lime juice
  2. Mix green stuff together to draw out moisture and let sit for 5 minutes. This will also help keep the cilantro green.
  3. Add all yogurt and mix together to combine all ingredients. Taste for salt and adjust if needed. Properly salted yogurt is a tasty treat!
  4. Transfer everything to your container and chill overnight so the yogurt thickens up.
  5. Drizzle with your favorite olive oil before serving with crackers or toasted bread!

TIPS & SUGGESTIONS

  • Dry cilantro and jalapeños thoroughly after washing. Extra water can break the sauce.
  • Add only 1 jalapeño (with seeds removed) for little to no heat. Add more for extra heat.
  • If you don’t like cilantro, you can use dill or chives. You can even omit herbs all together and go for garlic jalapeño lime.