Spicy Sauce with Cilantro, Mint, Ginger, and Lime (Yes, It’s Also Green)

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in
Colu Cooks

By Colu Henry

Published 2022

  • About

This sauce is loosely inspired by green chutney, a condiment found frequently in Indian cuisine. I like spooning it over grilled chicken or fish. It could also be used as a marinade or stirred into full-fat yogurt and served alongside crudité.


  • 1 bunch cilantro (both leaves and tender stems), roughly chopped and loosely packed (about 2 cups/


In a food processor or blender, pulse together the cilantro, mint, serrano pepper, garlic, and ginger until they form a paste-like consistency.

Add the oil and pulse again until everything is emulsified.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl, stir in the fish sauce and lime juice, and season with salt to taste, adding in a bit more lime juice if needed.