The Ultimate Green Cilantro Garlic Sauce

a cup with cilantro garlic sauce

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ULTIMATE GREEN CILANTRO GARLIC SAUCE ! 

Say no more .. because the name says it all. 

It's ultimate, it's green, and it's supaaa tasty with cilantro and garlic. My little heart is content ladies and gents, because this sauce is everything and more. 

dEATS about this Ultimate Green Cilantro Garlic Sauce Recipe 

  • It's so so so gooood. That cilantro-garlic-lemon-cashew combo is one for the books. 
  • Requires only 8 ingredients, of which I bet you already have most of them in your pantry riiiight now. 
  • Takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish (unless you have to soak your cashews, which I recommend that you do if you do *not* have a high powered blender such as a Vitamix or Blend Tec (affiliate links). 
  • Super versatile - goes well with nachos, tacos, salads. Can be used as a spread, or a dip, or a drizzle. You decide! 
  • It's raw vegan, and I love raw vegan recipes 😛 

a cup with cilantro garlic sauce and a bit of fresh cilantro

some tips and notes about this cilantro garlic sauce recipe 

If you aren't a big garlic fan, maybe start with less garlic, say two cloves instead of 4. Garlic is very powerful and when using a high speed blender the taste is very pronounced. I like it though. 

Also, if you want it to be creamier and more spread-like, then maybe use 1 cup of water and add more as needed. If you want it to more sauce-like and pour-able, like when you wanna drizzle it all over your vegan nachos or all over these vegan wild rice and black bean burritos , then definitely add 1.5 cups. 

I like adding hemp seeds because it adds protein and other hemp-related nutrients and benefits to this awesome sauce, but you can totes leave it out if you don't have any on hand. It won't really affect the flavor nor the consistency. 

a blender showing the cilantro green sauce in the making

Okay friends, that's all I've got to say about this fireee delicious homemade  Ultimate Green Cilantro Garlic Sauce!

So go go go gather your ingredients and make this tonight. for dinner. or for lunch tomorrow. or whenever. Because it's good, and guilty free, and OIL free, and everyone's gonna love it. 

with love + gratitude always, 

Jen ♥

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The Ultimate Green Cilantro Garlic Sauce

a cup with cilantro garlic sauce

A vegan and oil free Cilantro Garlic Sauce Recipe that only requires 8 ingredients and one blender. You’re going to love the taste of this sauce. Goes well with anything and everything!

  • Author: Jen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups of sauce
  • Category: Vegan Sauces
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro including the stems (so much flavor in the stems!)
  • 1/4 cup of hemp seeds (optional but so yummm)
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic (or 4 if you likeeey)
  • the juice of  1 lemon (about 2 tbs)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped red onion
  • 1 to 1.5 cups of water (always add less first until you reach your desired consistency)
  • a dash of cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth consistency. Begin by adding 1 cup of water and add more as needed.

That’s it! It’s literally one step. Easiest sauce you’ll ever make. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Will last about 2 or 3 days max so eat up quickly!

Notes

  • If you do not have a high speed blender, I really encourage you to soak your cashews overnight, or for at least 20 to 30 minutes the day of so that you can achieve a nice smooth creamy consistency.
  • Hemp seeds are not a must – you can leave out and flavor will not be affected but it does add extra protein and nutrients.

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About Jen

Hey, I am Jen, Nice to meet ya! I am obsessed with creating healthy vegan meals that taste deliciouslyyy amazing. I never cared much for food, nor cooking, but that all changed a few years ago when I switched to a whole foods, plant based diet and discovered the magic of plants! <3 Now, I have my very own vegan food blog where I share that magic with YOU! Most of the recipes you'll find here are refined-sugar free and oil-free with almost zero processed ingredients, if any! If you love what you see, drop a comment below! Thank you for stopping by and much love + gratitude always.

2 Comments

  1. Melissa Griffiths on January 27, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I love good sauces that I can make myself – so many of the store-bought ones are full of who knows what. This looks fabulous!

    • Jen on January 27, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Melissa. Totally agree with ya, most of the time store bought has a lot of extra junk. Homemade is always best. Have a beautiful weekend!

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