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Southeast Asian Green Sauce

15 minutes prep
0 minutes active cooking
15 minutes total

Makes about 2 cups
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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


1 bunch of

cilantro, including the stems

1/2 cup of

lightly packed mint leaves


green onions, sliced


garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

1 inch

fresh ginger, coarsely chopped


jalapeño, sliced crosswise into 3-4 pieces

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$25 - Sicily - Italy

$8 - Phú Quốc - Vietnam

Fish Sauce


From the kitchen


Small Bowl


Food Processor

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

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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