It all started because I got a few jalapeño peppers in our last farm box. A quick visit to the Google and I was off to the kitchen. We love simple foods, fewer ingredients make for some of the best foods. So I checked out a few recipes online and assembled the following ingredients: cilantro, lime, jalapeño peppers, garlic, salt, and almond oil.

  • I took four cloves of garlic and peeled them.
  • Then coarsely chopped a bunch of cilantro, removing some of the thicker stems.
  • Then chopped the stem top off of three big jalapeño peppers and cut up, leaving the seeds!
  • Cilantro, garlic and peppers into the food processor.
  • Add a few pinches of salt and pulse to start the mixing.
  • Then I squeezed a lime and a half and turned on the processor.
  • After about 60 seconds, drizzle in about a ½ cup of almond oil.
  • Mix until it’s smooth.

We added it to chicken apple burgers (I’ll share that recipe soon) and used it as a dip for salty tortilla chips. It’s gonna be your new favorite dip/dressing.

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