Global green sauce!! So many countries have them – full of herbs and often some heat from garlic, chilis, ginger and more. Pesto from Italy. Chimichurri from Argentina. Zhug from Yemen. Aji Verde from Peru. Chermoula from north Africa. And India brings it own version chockful of mint and cilantro. Often called a green chutney though not chunky like many chutneys, this emerald sauce is often served along side a tamarind chutney, mango achar and raita, the cool yogurt sauce. It’s the kind of sauce you will find served with chaat, a snicky snack at a roadside vendor. We think you will want to use it on anything and everything, but it’s especially amazing on a veggie burger.
The hero ingredients – besides oo’mämē Indian Chile Crisp – are mint and cilantro. Throw everything – except oo’mämē chunks – in the blender and let ‘er rip. Once it’s green and creamy, transfer to a mixing bowl and add in the oo’mämē, adding layers of textures, crispy, crunchy and chewy. Serve this sassy green sauce with sandwiches, on salads or toss it on a pasta salad. Mealtime magic!!
Cilantro Mint + oo’mämē Dressing
Dressings & Sauces
The hero ingredients – besides oo’mämē Indian Chile Crisp –are mint and cilantro. Throw everything – except oo’mämē chunks –in the blender and let ‘er rip. Once it’s green and creamy, transfer to a mixing bowl and add in the oo’mämē. Serve this sassy green sauce on a veggie burger for a feast full of flavor!!
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut in coarse chunks
4 sprigs of fresh mint, leaves only
8 sprigs of cilantro, leaves and stems
1 Tablespoon oil from oo’mämē Indian Chile Crisp
2 Tablespoons oo’mämē Indian Chile Crisp, crunchy bits with the oil drained off
Place all ingredients, except the last one, in the blender and puree until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed.
Transfer to a small mixing bowl and stir in the oo’mämē Indian Chile Crisp crunchy bits. Refrigerate until ready to serve. This will keep refrigerated for 2 -3 days.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.
For inspo on how to use this, check out our veggie burger with cilantro mint dressing!