Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The combination of olive oil, garlic and lemon juice lifts the spirits in winter." -Yotam Ottolenghi

The refrigerator light goes on...

Simple recipes are always the best in my opinion. A few ingredients in the correct amounts makes every bit of sense: you can taste each but the sum is greater than the parts. Sauces like this one are just that, simple but amazingly delicious.

The slight bitterness and astringent flavor of the cilantro blends perfectly with the sharp, savory fresh garlic. This is balanced by the tart yogurt and lime and rounded out with the sweetness of just a touch of honey. This is the type of recipe where you want to use the best extra virgin olive oil you can afford. The fruitiness really comes through.

Best of all this is amazingly versatile. You can serve this on almost any seafood, chicken, or pork. Use the leftovers on your sandwiches with cheese and tomatoes, or better yet, hard-boiled egg, cucumber, and sprouts.


Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/4 cup sauce

Cooking time: 15 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Keeps well in the refrigerator for about 36 hours.

2 cups fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic (minced)
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 lime (juiced)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 tsp. honey
to taste fresh ground black pepper

Cilantro Garlic Sauce served on a piece of roasted halibut

Place the cilantro, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, and salt in a blender or mini chopper.

Process until smooth.

Fold together with the yogurt and add the black pepper to taste.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 110 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol5mg 2%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 8% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 29mcg Potassium 144mg