You guys. I am loving cilantro on just about everything. I never really used to like it. However over time my taste buds have slowly evolved. Anybody else have that happen? There are tons of things I used to hate when I was younger but absolutely love now. I’m looking at you brussel sprouts. I once drowned my brussel sprouts in mashed potatoes so I could choke them down because my dad MADE me finish them at dinner one night. Now I wouldn’t dream of it, I love those tasty sprouts so much. Anyway, back to the cilantro. It all started with Chipotle’s cilantro lime rice. Damn that stuff is delicious. #teamwhiterice. However it wasn’t until recently that I truly found my love for cilantro. While making Fed and Fit’s chicken taco casserole (almost every week for meal prep), I would add more and more cilantro to the mix including as a garnish. Then I thought, why am I not putting this on anything else? Voila, my love of cilantro was cultivated.
Now, yes, I realize cilantro is a controversial topic. It’s one of those flavors you either love or totally hate. I tried to tame this recipe down a bit so the cilantro wasn’t completely overwhelming but if you don’t like cilantro you might not like this! My suggestion for you might be to cut the recipe in half to try it or even cut the amount of cilantro in half so it’s a little more mild. But for all you cilantro lover’s out there, fear not! This cilantro dipping sauce is sure to hit the spot. Serve it over fish tacos, dip your chips in it, try it with sweet potato fries or mix them in with your sauteed veggies like I did! No matter what, this cilantro dipping sauce is sure to quench your thirst for cilantro.
- 3/4 cup yellow onion, diced
- 2 cups cilantro + more for garnish, stems removed
- 1/2 cup olive oil (we love Kasandrinos!)
- 3 cloves of garlic, smashed and roughly chopped
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp 2% Fage Greek Yogurt
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add in onion, garlic, cilantro, olive oil, yogurt and 1 tbsp lemon juice to blender to start.
- Whiz ingredients in blender for 3-5 minutes.
- Taste test and add in salt, pepper and more lemon as needed. I started at about 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp pepper.
- Whiz ingredients until mixture is smooth.
- Don't do dairy? Try wrapping out the yogurt for coconut milk!