Pollo Tropical Cilantro Garlic Sauce Recipe- Homemade

Pollo Tropical Cilantro Garlic Sauce Recipe- Homemade
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Elevate your sauce collection with this pollo tropical cilantro garlic sauce recipe today.

Have you been to Pollo Tropical? Have you tried their cilantro garlic sauce? If you have not been there, I will provide you with a simple step by step guide on how to make a creamy garlic cilantro sauce from Pollo tropical.

This recipe is made with fusion of fresh cilantro, pungent garlic, and a hint of tanginess, this sauce is a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate.

Thus sauce can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use. In fact, allowing the flavors to meld for a few hours or overnight can enhance the taste.

Pollo Tropical Cilantro garlic sauce Ingredients

  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Garlic cloves
  • mayonnaise
  • lime juice
  • Sour cream
  • Salt and pepper

How to make Pollo Tropical Cilantro Lime and Garlic Sauce at home

This is one of the simplest Sauce to make. All you need is a food processor.Mix together all the ingredients and blend until you get a smooth consistency. Your garlic Lime and Cilantro sauce is ready!

Pollo Tropical Cilantro Garlic Sauce Recipe

Pollo Tropical Cilantro Garlic Sauce Recipe- Homemade

Recipe by GladysCourse: CondimentCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Beginner
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

7

minutes
Total time

7

minutes

Here is a simple homemade garlic cilantro sauce recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, packed

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a food processor or blender, combine the cilantro leaves and garlic cloves. Pulse until finely chopped.
  • Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, and lime juice to the cilantro-garlic mixture. Blend until smooth and well combined.
  • Add salt and pepper to the sauce until it’s seasoned to your liking. Feel free to adjust the seasoning to suit your taste.
  • Transfer the cilantro garlic sauce to a serving bowl or an airtight container. Chill in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes so that the flavors can blend together before you serve it.

Recipe substitutions

  • Greek yogurt can be used as a substitute for sour cream for a lighter option.
  • For a vegan alternative, replace the mayonnaise and sour cream with vegan versions or with a blend of soaked cashews and water.
  • Lemon juice can be used instead of lime juice for a slightly different citrus flavor.

Recipe variations

  • Sprinkle a bit of cayenne pepper or a splash of hot sauce to add some fiery flavor.
  • Incorporate a tablespoon of honey or agave syrup for a touch of sweetness.
  • Blend in a ripe avocado for a creamy avocado cilantro garlic sauce.
  • Experiment with different herbs such as parsley or basil for unique flavor profiles.

Serving suggestions

This recipe yields approximately 1 1/2 cups of cilantro garlic sauce, enough to serve as a dipping sauce for 6 to 8 people or as a topping for several dishes.

Cilantro garlic sauce pairs well with grilled chicken, fish tacos, roasted vegetables, rice bowls, and as a dipping sauce for fries or crispy plantains.

Pollo tropical cilantro garlic sauce recipe

How to store homemade cilantro garlic sauce

  • Store leftover pollo tropical cilantro garlic sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze, transfer the sauce to an ice cube tray and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer the sauce cubes to a freezer bag and store for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before using.
Is there a dairy-free alternative to sour cream?

Yes, you can substitute dairy-free yogurt or coconut cream for sour cream to make the sauce dairy-free.

What dishes can I serve with cilantro garlic sauce?

Cilantro garlic sauce pairs well with grilled chicken, fish tacos, roasted vegetables, rice bowls, and as a dipping sauce for fries or crispy plantains.

Pollo Tropical Cilantro Garlic Sauce Recipe- Homemade

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 7 min Total Time 7 mins
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, packed

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • Salt and pepper to taste

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