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Cilantro Garlic Sauce {Pollo Tropical Copycat}

Cilantro Garlic Sauce {Pollo Tropical Copycat}

This sauce is no joke, guys. People go crazy for this sauce!

And I bet you will too.

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 with 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. 

To be honest, I hadn’t tried cilantro garlic sauce until a few years ago. I was always a curry mustard girl myself.

Then one day, my friend and I were at the Pollo Tropical drive-thru after happy hour and she suggested that I try their cilantro garlic sauce.

Sure, why not? She’s also a Pollo Tropical fanatic like me so I trusted her opinion.

OH. MY. SAUCE. This thing is addicting. Creamy, garlicky, tang from the lime and with cilantro? I was HOOKED!

I know some people hate cilantro because they say it tastes like soap. Yeah, soap. Are you one of those? Hopefully not, if you’re reading this post!

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, a few years back, it was said that a small percentage of the population can pick up on the smell of certain chemicals that are in both cilantro AND soap which is why they said cilantro tastes like soap. Quite the nose they have, huh?

I’m definitely not one of those people!

I love cilantro and when you mix it with sour cream, garlic, and lime – I mean what’s not to love.

Immediately after trying cilantro garlic sauce for the first time, 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!

Tangy, creamy cilantro garlic sauce in just 5 minutes? I'm making some today!Click To Tweet

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

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Easy 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Sauce

Easy 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Sauce

A very simple homemade, sweet salted caramel recipe made with just 4 ingredients! Perfect for cookies, brownies, cakes, breads, just about anything!

To know me is to know that I am completely obsessed with salted caramel!

Well, I love all things sweet and salty so this should be no surprise to you. ;)

Never tried salted caramel before? Here’s what you can expect. A sauce that is sweet, sticky, buttery, salty, and truly decadent. Just make sure to let it cool before you take a spoonful of it. I know it will be hard to resist BUT… you WILL burn your tongue so be careful! If it looks too thin when you’re making it, don’t worry. The caramel will thicken as it cools.

YES! This homemade salted caramel recipe is only 4 ingredients! #asassyspoonClick To Tweet

Here are some recipes you can make with salted caramel:

Aside from that, you can drizzle it on fruit, spoon it over chocolate chip banana bread, give it as a gift, or just keep it all for yourself.

I mean, I would NOT blame you.

Here’s the super simple recipe courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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A very simple homemade, sweet salted caramel recipe made with just 4 ingredients! Perfect for cookies, brownies, cakes, breads, just about anything!
Easy 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A very simple homemade salted caramel recipe made with just 4 ingredients! Perfect for cookies, brownies, cakes, and more!

Servings: 1 cup
Author: Jamie Silva
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. In a saucepan, heat sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly. Sugar will form clumps and eventually melt into a thick brown, amber-colored liquid as you continue to stir. Be careful not to burn it.
  2. Once sugar is completely melted, immediately add the butter. The caramel will bubble rapidly when the butter is added. Be careful. Stir the butter into the caramel until it is completely melted, about 2-3 minutes.

  3. Very slowly, drizzle in the heavy cream while stirring. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute. It will rise in the pan as it boils. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of salt. Let cool before using.


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