Creamy Almond-Caper Sauce

Almond Board of California
Almond Board Creamy Almond-Caper Sauce RecipesRecipe
Serve with chicken, any fish (especially salmon), shrimp, or as a dip for crudite.
4 servings


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2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 scallions, thinly sliced, including green tops
2 tablespoons capers, drained
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated lime zest
Pinch of ground cayenne pepper


Place almonds in a single layer in a dry skillet, and turn heat to medium. Toast for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions, capers and garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until scallions are softened but retain their bright green color.

Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and cool slightly. Stir in sour cream, almonds, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest and cayenne.

Nutrition information per serving for 4 servings:
Calories 190, Cholesterol 35 mg, Total Fat 18 g, Fiber 8 g, Saturated Fat 10 g, Calcium 79 mg, Monounsaturated Fat 6 g, Magnesium 28 mg, Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g, Potassium 161 mg, Carbohydrate 5 g, Sodium 150 mg, Protein 3 g, Vitamin E 2.3 mg*

* Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents

Created date

October 2009