Chile Lime Sauce

Chile Lime Sauce

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
13 Calories
0g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 46mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This chile lime sauce is a great side sauce for dipping everything from pork kebabs and chicken tenders, to topping fajitas. It also makes a delicious marinade for any kind of meat. The choice is entirely yours.

Ingredients

  • 2 small green serrano chiles, seeded, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, from 4 limes

  • 2 tablespoons lime zest, from 2 limes

  • 1/3 cup chicken stock

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, quartered

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chile Lime Sauce ingredients

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  2. Place all ingredients into a food processor blender.  Blend mixture well.

    Chile Lime Sauce in a blender

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  3. Bring sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 more minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

    Chile Lime Sauce cooking in a saucepan

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  4. Follow the above directions, if using as a marinade, but let the sauce cool for 30 minutes before using. Marinade beef for 6 to 12 hours, chicken and pork for 4 to 6 hours, fish, seafood, and vegetables for 30 minutes. 

    Chile Lime Sauce in a bowl

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  5. Make this sauce ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week after preparation. 

    Chile Lime Sauce in a bowl

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg