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Cilantro Sauce

Makes about 1 cup


  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt plus more as needed
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 jalapeño


  • In a small skillet, combine the garlic, olive oil, coriander, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook just until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Transfer the oil mixture to a blender. Add the cilantro, lemon juice, jalapeño, and 1/4 cup water and blend until smooth. If necessary, season with additional salt to taste. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.