Tangy Tamarind Sauce

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

Serve this sauce with Gallo Pinto, grilled meats, chicken, or fish, or use it as a marinade.

This recipe goes with Gallo Pinto (Beans and Rice), Picadillo Con Carne de Res (Potato-and-Beef Hash)

Yield: 1 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 5
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.1g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 74mg
  • Calcium: 3mg


  • 1/2 cup Tamarind Purée
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth.
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