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Creamy Jalapeño Sauce

Loaded with the fresh flavors of jalapeño, tomatillo, and cilantro, creamy jalapeño sauce tastes great on just about anything!
Course Sauces & Spreads
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword creamy jalapeño sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 1/2 cups
Calories 43kcal
Author Marsha Maxwell


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  • 2 fresh jalapeños seeds and membranes removed, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves washed, dried, and tough stems removed
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup tomatillo salsa I like Herdez brand
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or more to taste


  • Put all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or longer if possible.


  • This recipe makes a mildly spicy sauce. If you want a spicier sauce, leave in some or all of the jalapeño seeds.
  • Keep the stems! Cilantro stems are super flavorful (not bitter) and add wonderful texture to the sauce. 
  • For best results, prepare your dressing and rips ahead of time (I suggest one to two hours ahead).
  • Refrigerate and use within 7 days