Versatile Garlic Jalapeno Sauce: Dip, Drizzle or Spread


My friend Tracy, otherwise known as Nutrimom and author of the ebook The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies, wanted to share a favorite everyday recipe from her collection: jalapeno sauce. She uses this condiment as a dip, a spicy sandwich spread, a creamy salad topper, a flavorful way to dress up leftover chicken, and even as a sour cream alternative for things like burritos and nachos.

Jalapeno Sauce

Tracy is a wealth of information on living with food allergies, and her ebook (more like a full-blown print book!), is her compilation of tips, recommendations, and recipes.

The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies by Tracy Bush / NutrimomUnlike many food allergy books, The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies isn’t heavy on the medical or social aspects of food allergies, though Tracy does include some great shortcut information like a “Sample Food Allergy Action Plan”, “Sample Letter for Class Parents”, and “Are Food Allergies Tax Deductible?”. But it is rich in food … good gluten-free and top 8 allergen-free food. Tracy includes cooking tips, recommended brands, pantry stocking, key kitchen supplies, meal ideas, and of course, recipes.

Sample recipe titles in The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies include S’mores Pancakes, Basic Meatballs Meatloaf & Burgers, Quinoa Porridge, Spanakopita Wraps, and Frosted Apple Muffins. All are great everyday, family-friendly options. In addition to those, you can enjoy this sample jalapeno sauce recipe from Tracy …

Special Diet Notes: Easy Versatile Jalapeno Sauce

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, naturally egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, optionally vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

For paleo jalapeno sauce, use your favorite homemade paleo mayo recipe.

Easy Versatile Garlic-Jalapeno Sauce
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Enjoy this recipe as a dipping sauce, a spicy mayo alternative or a salad dressing.
Serves: 1¼ cups
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I use Follow Your Heart Vegenaise)
  • ½ cup cilantro (snipped & chopped fine)
  • 2 jalapenos (cleaned, deseeded & chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder (can start with less)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground coriander
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve. The flavors will develop more as it chills.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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