Southeast Asian Green Sauce

15 minutes total
Makes about 2 cups

Almost every culture eats some kind of green sauce made from fresh herbs.

This one uses the flavors of Southeast Asia, but it’s just as tasty on tacos and almost anything. A blender makes it smoother, but the coarse texture you’ll get using a food processor has its appeal, too.

What You'll Need


For the shopping list

  • 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, including the stems
  • 1/2 cup of lightly packed mint leaves
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced crosswise into 3-4 pieces

From our shop

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1/3 cup of  Madre Terra
$25.00– Sicily - Italy
3 tablespoons of  Fish Sauce
$8.00– Hayward - California


From the kitchen

  • 1 Small Bowl
  • 1 Food Processor
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

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What you'll have to do

Step 1

Combine 1/3 cup lime juice and 2 teaspoons sugar in a small bowl and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.

Step 2

Combine the cilantro, mint, green onions, 1/3 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons fish sauce, garlic, ginger and jalapeño in a food processor or blender. Pulse until mostly smooth but still speckled with the green herbs, then taste and season with more fish sauce if you like.

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