Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is NOT safe for those who 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. Check to make sure that the mayonnaise and sour cream are gluten-free.


"The embarrassing thing is that my salad dressing is out-grossing my films." -Paul Newman

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This is a classic creamy green sauce that is served in Peru with almost any dish. It goes great with chicken or beef, especially these spicy marinated versions. It is also great on sandwiches and will keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. You can thin it out with a bit of milk or sour cream to make a great (but potent) salad dressing. A little bit of this sauce goes a looong way.


Peruvian Green Sauce

Servings: 8 | Serving size: about 2 Tablespoons

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes good leftovers. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.

Peruvian Beef Kabobs served with Peruvian Green Sauce, both recipes from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 jalapeno peppers (stemmed and seeded)
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Place the peppers, cilantro, garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and pepper to taste in a blender or mini-chopper and puree until smooth.

Place in the refrigerator to chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 Tablespoons

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 35 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.5g 4%
  Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol <5mg <1%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 0g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
Vitamin K 10mcg Potassium 36mg