Cilantro and Cashew Dipping Sauce

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This sauce is from the Culinary Institute of America. Their recipes are usually complicated and in need of simplification and alteration of hard-to-find ingredients. Not this one. It is super simple and very delicious. Goes great with the Samosa-Inspired Potato Cakes, seared tuna, or salmon. You will need a blender for this recipe.  The beautiful green color will dull if not used immediately, the flavor will not be affected.

Serves: 3 cups or 14 servings
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons per serving
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes


  • 1 bunch cilantro, washed and dried (use the stems and leaves)
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup unsalted cashew nuts
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon salt (more to taste)


  1. Combine all ingredients in the blender.
  2. Blend well to create a smooth sauce. Add more yogurt if needed to make it blend.
  3. Adjust seasoning as needed.

Nutrition Information per Serving

  • Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 55 calories per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 4 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Sodium: 98 mg

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