Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce Recipe -
Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce Recipe
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Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce

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"This cilantro cream sauce can be used as a dip, or as a sauce for fish or chicken. My husband eats it on everything he can consume! Taste and add additional seasoning if necessary. tomatillo sauce is usually spicy, so be prepared!"

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, pepper, celery salt, cumin, garlic powder, cilantro and lime juice in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Place in a serving bowl.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Cream cheese,cilantro and spices. How can you go wrong? I had no idea what a "bunch" of cilantro was precisely though; so I used about 1/2 cup (loosely packed)of fresh chopped; probably 20 pieces) Cilantro is a very strong, distinctive flavor and I probably could of used less. But, I love cilantro and I love med spicy salsas, so this is a dip that I will make again and again. I am just not sure if I like it best on "Southwestern Eggrolls" or for "Black Bean Pinwheels" best though... or maybe... on steak fajitas... or maybe on spicy-mesquite chicken tacos... Truly a fresh tasting, delicious dip for MANY different things! Just make sure you like the flavor of cilantro. Oh, FYI;this will be slightly "lumpy" if you do not have your cream cheese at room temperature. And, it will be AS spicy HOT AS THE BRAND YOU USE of tomatilla salsa (there are hundreds of different kinds;hot med, mild etc. just like any other salsa) Hope this helps you make it "5 star" for you... :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 29, 2010

I really, really wanted to like this based on 500+ reviews, but the recipe is written to loosely.... 1 bunch of fresh cilantro is overpowering. I had to experiment to find a balance that didn't end up tasting like straight cilantro. 1/2 a small bunch would be a good estimate. Otherwise, this was a good base to build on for personal taste.

Apr 03, 2006

Excellent recipe! We added 1 Tbsp. chopped jalapenos for some extra spice. Great with everything-- as a dip, spread, filling, sauce, etc. BTW, "tomatillo salsa" is also known as "Salsa Verde"-- definitely use the whole 7 oz. can to get the creamy consistency and delicious "green" taste.

Mar 10, 2003

I love this dip! I served it at our 4th of July party and everyone loved it. I made it again today and used only 1/4 tsp of cumin but added more sour cream and cream cheese and it was much better. Will be perfect on grilled chicken, fish and much more.

Mar 10, 2003

This sauce is great! I catered an office party and had so many requests for this recipe. Served with fresh vegetables & pita crisps as a dip. It will also be fantastic as a sauce for fresh fish & chicken.

Mar 10, 2003

Oh my God, this is so good! I use it as a dip for lime tortilla chips and everyone loves it! The first time I made it, I couldn't find tomatillo salsa, so I used Pace Chipotle and it turned out great! Later, I did find the tomatillo salsa and it was just as great!

Aug 19, 2006

very good, but it makes too much, I guests ate only about half...from the reviews i thought it would all be gone. will make again though, it's perfect with Southwest Eggrolls. I use salsa verde most of the time, because I've never been able to find tomatillo sauce.

Mar 10, 2003

Easy to make and very delicious! Versatile sauce - can be a bread dip or a taco or burger sauce! I substituted garlic salt instead of powder - big mistake - too salty. It might be good if you substituted basil & sun-dried tomatoes for the cilantro also.


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  • Calories
  • 230 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 868 mg
  • 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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