Cilantro Garlic Sauce {Pollo Tropical Copycat}

Cilantro Garlic Sauce {Pollo Tropical Copycat}

Tangy, creamy Cilantro Garlic Sauce in just 5 minutes! A creamy mix of fresh garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and sour cream that tastes just like the one from Pollo Tropical! You’ll love adding to just about anything!

This sauce is no joke, guys. People go crazy for this sauce! Don’t you? I bet you will.

Ever been to “Pollo Tropical”? Unless you’ve lived in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee or Texas, you have no idea what I’m talking about here. Pollo Tropical (literally translated to “tropical chicken”) is a Caribbean-inspired fast food concept. Meals so flavorful, you won’t even think it’s fast food! Let’s be honest, if you’re going to go for fast food, it has to be GOOD fast food. Am I right!? Well, unless you’re drunk lol….

I digress.

Aside from Pollo Tropical’s citrusy marinated chicken, mojo pork, yuca fries, wraps, salads and sandwiches, they have a sauce bar! Curry mustard, fresh salsa, sweet BBQ (like my guava BBQ sauce!), hot sauce, you know all those tropical flavors that you just can’t get enough of. My favorite from the bunch? You guessed it! Cilantro garlic sauce! Mmmm.

My favorite for a long time was always the curry mustard. I’m a HUGE fan of honey mustard sauce so I always felt like the curry mustard was the closest thing. Oddly enough, I don’t even like regular mustard that much.

At the Pollo Tropical drive-thru one day, my friend suggested I try the cilantro garlic sauce instead of the curry mustard. Sure, why not? Gotta try everything once, right? She’s also a Pollo Tropical fanatic like me so I trusted her opinion.

OMG. I was hooked!

What have I been missing all this time!? I knew I had to figure out how to make this myself so I could drench it on everything. From tacos to chicken, this cilantro garlic sauce compliments any dish well. Get ready to have your world ROCKED!

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Pair cilantro garlic sauce with…

Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick!
Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Using leftovers or shredded rotisserie chicken, make these Crispy Chicken Tacos, vaca frita style, topped with sautéed onions and black beans!

Crispy Chicken Tacos {Vaca Frita Style}

Pretty much anything.

Here’s the super quick and easy Cilantro Garlic Sauce recipe!

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Tangy, creamy Cilantro Garlic Sauce in just 5 minutes! A creamy mix of fresh garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and sour cream that you'll love adding to just about anything!
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Cilantro Garlic Sauce {Pollo Tropical Copycat}
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Tangy, creamy Cilantro Garlic Sauce in just 5 minutes! A creamy mix of fresh garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and sour cream that you'll love adding to just about anything!
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces sour cream (You can also use Greek yogurt)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bunch cilantro stems removed, rinsed and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime squeezed
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients* to food processor and mix until smooth.

*Be careful not to add too much salt in the beginning. Add a pinch and taste it. If you think it needs more, add more.

I hope you make it and LOVE it!

 


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