Chile Lime Sauce

Chili Lime Sauce
Chili Lime Sauce. Cultura RM Exclusive/Brett Stevens/ Getty Images
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: about 1 cup (8 servings)
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This chili 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.

What You'll Need

  • 2 small green serrano chiles (seeded and finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest (zest of 2 limes)
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL cilantro (coriander)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (peeled and quartered)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor blender.  Blend mixture well.
  2. Bring sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes.  Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 more minutes.  Stir occasionally.  Remove from heat and let cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
  3. If using as a marinade, follow the above directions but let the sauce cool for 30 minutes before using.  Marinade beef for 6-12 hours, chicken and pork for 4-6 hours, fish, seafood, and vegetables for 30 minutes.  
  1. Make this sauce ahead of time and store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week after preparation. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 45
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 27 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)