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Chadon Beni Sauce Recipe

Chadon beni sauce is a popular dipping sauce and condiment in Trinidad and Tobago. It is made with chadon beni (culantro) leaves, garlic, pepper, citrus juice, salt and water.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: chadon beni sauce
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Ros


  • 25 medium chadon beni leaves (washed)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled)
  • 1 tsp pepper (chopped)
  • 2 tsp citrus juice (like lime juice or lemon juice)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp grated ginger* (optional)


  • Wash chadon beni leaves properly with warm water.
  • Cut pepper (if using fresh pepper) and remove the seeds and white pith.
  • Peel garlic.
  • Wash the lime or lemon properly. Cut and squeeze the juice.
  • Blend all prepped ingredients together.
  • Serve immediately or bottle and store in the fridge for 1 week.