I have made this sauce before--several different ways. The original recipe was Amy's. I dunno who Amy is, but she must have been a devotee of cilantro, and her recipe is now all over the web! I made a tangier variation tonight, and one that uses less cream cheese. I think I have been overdosing on that ingredient lately...and it is getting too pricey!
This version is a little thinner, with more sparkle from the lime and a lot less garlic. I like it all ways, both as a sauce over chicken, or poured into the skillet and thickened up a bit with it. Tonight's version is definitely a sauce or veggie dip. My fellas really liked it. If you have a good food processor, it is a snap to make. I also subbed the can of tomatillo sauce with some green chile powder. If you need to sub that, add a can of green chiles.
Cilantro Cream Sauce
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The flavor is really fresh. I adore cilantro, so it is a hit with me. It would make eating raw veggies a party, and I generally do not love raw veggies. Over grilled chicken, it is superb. If you happen to be one of the odd people who don't have the genetic predisposition to love cilantro, then please don't try this recipe. You would have to write me and tell me how terrible it is and that would break my heart. On the other hand, if you love Cilantro, this is a great treat for you, as the flavor shines through!
Lisa, I know I am going to adore this recipe, I just hope I don't forget about it when I have time for it. I love everything in it!!!
I made this tonight to top grilled chicken (that I seasoned with cumin, garlic powder, dried cilantro, and lime juice). I substituted Fage Greek yogurt 0% because I wanted to make it creamier and a little healthier and because I didn't have sour cream! LOL! I also used jalapeno powder, which I'm not sure is the same as green chile powder. I have to say I LOVED THIS!! My husband and I even pondered what it would taste like over an omelet! Next time, I'll cut the fat/calories even more by using a reduced fat cream cheese.
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