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Cilantro Dip


Yields 1 cup

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 25

A dipping sauce made with fresh cilantro is one of the traditional accompaniements to Indian samosas. It can be made up to two weeks in advance and kept, covered, in the refrigerator.

  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 small, fresh hot chiles (such as jalapeño or serrano), stemmed and seeded
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbs. sugar
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Combine all ingredients except the salt in a food processor and purée thoroughly. Transfer to a bowl and add salt to taste.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per Tbs., Calories (kcal): 25, Fat (kcal): 1, Fat Calories (g): 10, Saturated Fat (g): 0, Protein (g): 1, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0.5, Carbohydrates (mg): 4, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 0.5, Sodium (g): 30, Cholesterol (g): 0, Fiber (g): 0,

Too much sugar and hot peppers for this amount. Other than that - great stuff!!! I had to adjust my second prep a little, perhaps because of variation in ingredients and personal taste.

My family loves the Indian recipes from Fine Cooking - Chicken Tikki Masala, Naan and Samosas - and this Cilantro Dip is an outstanding accompaniment!

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