We’re all about sauces around here! They’re such an easy way to add mega flavor to a meal. And this green chutney is one of our favorites!
What is Chutney?
Chutney is a spicy, flavorful condiment originating in India. It’s known for being full of micronutrients and aiding digestion. It can be made from a variety of fruits and vegetables and has since spread to many countries and taken on different forms. (source).
Our inspired version comes together in just 10 minutes with 6 ingredients and a small blender or food processor (a mortar and pestle would even work). You can find a more traditional recipe for green chutney here!
Chutney is SUPER easy to make: Simply add all the ingredients and blend.
Cilantro is the herb base and garlic and lime add zing. Salt and pepper add additional flavor. And sweetener rounds it all out.
Avocado is added optionally for creaminess — an addition we love and recommend. And lastly, just enough water is added so the chutney becomes a smooth and pourable sauce. Mmmmm.
We hope you LOVE this inspired take on green chutney! It’s:
Quick & easy
& Very versatile!
It’s especially delicious on Indian-inspired dishes such as dosas, sweet potatoes, aloo tikki, pakoras, and cauliflower “steak”. We think it would also be great on roasted vegetables, tacos, and pretty much anything else you can dream up!
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- Easy Chimichurri Sauce
- 1-Pot Spicy Mango Chutney
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!
Easy Green Chutney
- 2 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro (~1 large bundle as recipe is written / some stems are okay)
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/4 tsp each sea salt and black pepper
- 2 Tbsp lime juice (1 lime yields ~2 Tbsp or 30 ml)
- 1-2 tsp sweetener (maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey if not vegan)
- 2-3 Tbsp ripe avocado for extra creaminess
- Water to thin (~1/4 cup or 60 ml as recipe is written)
- Add only enough water to encourage blending and make the sauce pourable. If it gets too thin, thicken with more avocado or cilantro. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more garlic for spice/zing, salt to taste, sweetener for sweetness, or lime juice for acidity.