Creamy Jalapeño Sauce (Southwest Style)
Creamy Jalapeño Sauce (Southwest Style)
This creamy jalapeño sauce is popular in Tex-Mex and Southwest cuisine. Perfect for tacos, as a salsa or dip and only 5 ingredients!


  • 8 fresh jalapeno peppers about 12 ounces by weight
  • 1 small red onion chopped (about 6 ounces)
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup Neutral oil use corn oil, avocado oil, or a neutral vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Slice the stems from the jalapeno peppers and add them to a medium sized pot along with the onion.
  2. Cover with water and bring to a quick boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the jalapeno peppers soften up. They will turn dull green and you can pierce them with a fork easily, but do not let them become mushy.
  3. Strain but keep the liquid on hand.
  4. Add the boiled jalapenos and onion to a food processor along with the garlic, oil and salt. Process until very smooth and creamy, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. If you’d like a thinner sauce, add in a few tablespoons of the reserved boiling water.
  6. Adjust for salt and serve!
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