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I know, I know summer is coming to an end.  If you go to any store you are already seeing fall and pumpkins starting to invade all the aisles.  (Although I kinda love everything pumpkin so I am ok with that part).  But in my part of the world it is still in the 90’s, feeling like to 100’s, and I am still craving light but super flavorful dishes.  This Jalapeño Lime Sauce is all that and SO MUCH MORE!

Just a little heat (unless you want more)

I know Jalapeño is in the name, but don’t worry it is not super spicy.   The trick to this sauce is that you roast the jalapeños.  Not only does this add a ton of flavor, but is also mellows out the spiciness of the pepper.  

It also helps because I removed the seeds, but if you want more heat, leave the seeds in.

Bring on the Veggies

This sauce is amazing with chips but I really, really love it on roasted veggies.  My niece and nephew love roasted veggies, but especially roasted green beans.  When they were over for dinner a few weeks ago I roasted green beans for them and then for fun I drizzled this sauce over some for the adults and it was AMAZING!!!

When I say amazing … I mean really AMAZING.  It adds just that perfect little extra something to take veggies to the next level.

You need to make this ASAP

12 servings

Jalapeno Lime Sauce

A light and fresh sauce that is perfect over roasted veggies, as a dip, in pasta...IN EVERYTHING!! It is so, so good!

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1-2 Jalapeños
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 limes, juiced & zested
  • 1/4-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Line a small rimmed baking sheet with foil
  • Drizzle oil over jalapeños, tossing to coat
  • Roast until outside is shared, 8-10 minutes
  • Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes, or until you can handle it
  • Cut stem off and remove seeds from the inside
  • Place roasted jalapeno pepper, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, lime juice & zest into a blender
  • Combine until cilantro is broken up
  • Add in olive oil, starting with 1/4 cup, and mix until sauce reaches desired consistency
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed
  • Serve with roasted veggies, with fresh veggies, in pasta with chips or eat it with a spoon (yep, it is THAT good)
  • ENJOY!!

Notes

Use only 1 jalapeño for a less spicy sauce, and 2 for more intense spice.

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And it is pretty too

The sauce is not only so, so good but it is pretty too.  The color is AMAZING.   I used it on green beans (you know for the kids) but I also have used it on these Quick Marinated Grilled Veggies and it was even better.

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