I have been eating all kinds of chutney since I was young, and I never tried to make it myself until now. I honestly don’t know why it’s taken me so long!! It adds amazing flavor to everything and many chutneys just take minutes to make in the blender. Plus, I have a toddler, and, as many of us know, toddlers + dipping things into sauce = how nature works. I can’t wait to share this cilantro mint chutney with you!
All you need to gather is cilantro, mint, garlic, ginger, salt and optionally a little bit of Serrano pepper. Two months ago I wouldn’t even have thought to add a green chile to a recipe for Amaris, but now she is fine with a little spiciness! If this is not the case for you or your family, the chutney is still totally amazing without the Serrano pepper.Blend all the ingredients with just enough water to make a pourable smooth sauce, and THAT’S IT! And this sauce is so flavorful, you’ll want to put it on everything! You can use it as a marinade (recipe coming soon!), dip french fries/spring rolls in it, use it as a pizza sauce, toss noodles(or quinoa or rice) in it; the possibilities are endless. If you want to make ANY dish sound fancy, cilantro-mint it up!
- 1 cup packed mint leaves
- 1 cup packed cilantro (thin stems ok)
- ½ inch knob ginger
- 1 clove garlic
- ⅛ tsp salt
- squeeze of lime juice
- just enough water to blend smoothly (`1/4 cup)
- ½ small Serrano pepper, de-seeded (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add water in a little at a time. Start with less Serrano and build up if you and your family are sensitive to spice.