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Cilantro Mint Dipping Sauce

Cilantro Mint Dipping Sauce

Make a flavorful dipping sauce by pureeing  fresh cilantro, mint, and serrano chile with a bit of oil and lemon juice.


This recipe goes with Cauliflower Panko Pakoras

Sunset NOVEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 1/2 cup
  • Total: 5 Minutes


  • 1 serrano chile, stemmed
  • 2 cups cilantro leaves
  • 12 large fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


In a food processor, pulse chile, cilantro, and mint until reduced in volume by half. Add 2 tbsp. water, the oil, lemon juice, and salt. Whirl until smooth, adding 1 more tbsp. water if needed. Serve with Cauliflower Pakoras for dipping.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 33
  • Calories from fat: 97%
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.6g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 147mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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Cilantro Mint Dipping Sauce Recipe