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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.


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!
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
  • 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!)
  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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Top Ten Recipes of 2016!

Top Ten Recipes of 2016!

Facebook’s throwback feature reminds me that every year I say the same thing: THIS YEAR FLEW.

Except I really do think 2016 flew. Wasn’t it just January?!

This year was rough for a lot of people I know and for the world in general. I have to say though it was an incredible year for me, personally and career-wise. There were a lot of positive changes made in my life and, I don’t even feel like the same person that started the year. I’ve grown, learned and succeeded. What I had initially planned to do in January has taken a different turn because as we know, God always has other plans. SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED. All good things.

One of them being this blog. I started this blog in February of this year. A lot of people don’t believe me when I say that but I did! Look! This was my first post. Eek, gotta update those photos ASAP.

I initially started an Instagram account, just for fun, posting photos from all the delicious restaurants I’d been to in Miami. For years, I was a Yelp Elite and would experience the BEST of the best here in Miami I also used to dine out A LOT. Things began to shift and evolve slowly into something I’d always wanted which was to work for myself. And what better way to start than to bring all your passions together and start A Sassy Spoon!

By the way, if you are looking to start a food blog too, these blog resources may help you!

In my past life, I would manage blogs and social media accounts for clients in the culinary industry (I still do sometimes). Now I have my own baby that has grown so much in the past year (and still has a lot to go!). This year alone, I’ve developed so many fun recipes, learned how to properly use a DSLR, how to edit photos, a bit of web development, design, networked with other bloggers, and even began monetizing. I also rebranded!

Most importantly, this blog has been on and popping ALL THANKS TO YOU!

A Sassy Spoon would be nothing without your support, your comments and your feedback. I love receiving emails, private messages, tweets, and comments from all of you. It really makes my heart smile! I plan to continue to make things amazing around here in 2017. Stay tuned + bare with me. :)

Ok, enough mushy stuff. Let’s talk FOOD!

Here’s a quick year in review of the recipes YOU loved from A Sassy Spoon.