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!?

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!

This is not sponsored by the way. I’m just obsessed. 

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

I was HOOKED!

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

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Here’s the super quick and easy Cilantro Garlic Sauce recipe. I hope you make it and LOVE it!

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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!
Course: Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Low Sugar, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces sour cream*
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bunch cilantro** stems removed, rinsed and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime squeezed (2 tablespoons lime juice)
  • salt to taste (careful not to over salt!)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor and mix until smooth.

*You can sub almond or cashew yogurt, if you're vegan or looking for a dairy-free option. I've personally never tried this so I can't guarantee results.

**Based totally on preference. Start with a 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and add more or less as you see fit.


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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!

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