Cilantro Cream

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Recipe: #34751

April 23, 2020

"Use this as a dipping sauce for hot corn cakes, or as a condiment on most Tex-Mex or Southwestern recipes. I love it on fish tacos."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (121.7 g)
  • Calories 91.9
  • Total Fat - 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 13.4 mg
  • Sodium - 223.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.5 g
  • Protein - 3.1 g
  • Calcium - 70.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pulse ingredients together in bowl of food processor until thoroughly combined and smooth. Serve.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting cilantro, look for bright green leaves and stems with no signs of wilting.
  • For the best flavor, use freshly squeezed lime juice.

  • Substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream. This substitution will provide a healthier alternative while still offering a creamy texture and flavor.
  • Substitute fresh parsley for the cilantro. This will give the cream a milder flavor, as parsley is less pungent than cilantro.

Jalapeno Cilantro Cream Add 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and roughly chopped, to the food processor with the other ingredients. Pulse until combined and smooth.

Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cream Sauce - Enjoy the fresh flavor of grilled fish tacos topped with a creamy and zesty cilantro cream sauce. This dish is perfect for a summer cookout, and the combination of the warm grilled fish and the cool cilantro cream sauce will be sure to please.

Grilled Corn with Lime Butter - This side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the grilled fish tacos. The sweetness of the grilled corn is complemented by the zesty lime butter, creating a flavorful and balanced dish. The corn also provides a great contrast to the tacos, making it a great addition to the meal.


Q: Can I make this recipe without a food processor?

A: Yes, you can make this recipe without a food processor. Simply finely chop the cilantro, garlic, and mix all ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly combined and smooth. Serve.

Q: Can I substitute the cilantro for another herb?

A: Yes, you can substitute the cilantro for another herb such as parsley, basil, or oregano. Just make sure to adjust the amount of the herb used to your desired taste.

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Fun facts:

The ancient Greeks and Romans used cilantro as a medicinal herb, and it is still used in traditional medicine today.

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has a recipe for cilantro cream that he uses as a condiment for fish tacos.