Ghost Pepper Green Sauce


This is my version of the green sauce found in Peruvian restaurants, spiced up even more with ghost peppers. For a more tame sauce, omit the ghost peppers. This is mouth burning, but addictive. It's great on Peruvian chicken, burritos, salads, or as a veggie dip.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 bunch cilantro

  • 3 ghost chile peppers, stemmed and peppers chopped, or to taste

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, stemmed and peppers chopped

  • 6 tablespoons sour cream

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • ½ lime, juiced

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 drizzle olive oil


  1. Combine cilantro, ghost chile peppers, jalapeno peppers, sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor; process until sauce is smooth.

  2. Taste sauce and season with salt and pepper. Add olive oil and blend until smooth and creamy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
10g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 36mg 179%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 150mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.