Creamy Cilantro Jalapeño Salsa

There is a taco shop in San Diego called “Lucha Libre”, that exploded in popularity since it’s made its way onto Guy Fieri’s show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”. Since then, it stayed as a favorite Mexican restaurant amongst locals and tourists alike, with a cool luchador masks and a wrestling ring (to accompany the Lucha Libre name) decorating the interior.

Besides their iconic “Surfin’ California” burrito, one of my favorite things about this shop is their cilantro salsa. This salsa is an absolutely rich, creamy, and welcome addition to any burrito, taco, or nacho chips, and very easy to make at home. In fact, it’s so easy to make that it would by silly-antro not to try it out yourself!

Ingredients
-2 cups of cilantro leaves, stems removed
-5 jalapeños, cut in half, stem removed, with half de-seeded
-1/2 cup sour cream
-2 cloves garlic
-Juice from 1 lime
-1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
-1/2 cup olive oil
-Salt to taste

Useful Tools
-Blender or food processor

Procedure
1) Add jalapenos, cilantro leaves, sour cream, garlic, lime juice, and apple cider vinegar into a blender or food processor
2) Blend at low speed until a thin sauce is made
3) Add olive oil and blend until sauce is thickened and emulsified
4) Remove from blender and serve with tacos, burritos, chips, etc.

Observations/Tips
-You can add more or less jalapeños to amp up or lessen the spice level. Alternatively, you can also keep more/less of the seeds to adjust the spice level to your desire/tolerance. This recipe makes for a pretty spicy salsa (I would estimate around 4 to 5 out of a scale of 10 in spiciness)

References
Damn Delicious’ Cilantro Jalapeño Salsa Recipe

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