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Cuaresmenos (Jalapenos)
Creamy Dressing

The cuaresmenos or cuaresmeno peppers, in reality is the unique “jalapeno pepper". The name cuaresmenos was used in the ancient Mexico and that’s how the jalapeno pepper was called because it was used in the cuaresma (lent), stuffed with cheese or tuna. Actually is one of the most used chilies in the Mexican cuisine.

The cuaresmenos creamy dressing is a delicious seasoning that has a spicy touch that you can use on your
salads and favorite dishes. However it also has some fresh notes that will give a very good seasoning to your food.

– In this dressing the touch of the cuaresmeno pepper gives a seasoning that is different, original and above all very Mexican .

About the Recipe

  • This tasty creamy dressing happens to be very simple to prepare.
  • Note that the cuaresmeno pepper (jalapeno) is considered spicy or very spicy, therefore if you want a milder dressing reduce the quantity of cuaresmeno peppers to one.
  • In this recipe yoghurt is used, which has to be natural and unsweetened.
  • The required time for this preparation is of .
  • This recipe will yield 1 cup of cuaresmenos creamy dressing.


  • 2 Cuaremeño Peppers (Jalapenos) (.8 oz)
  • 1 Lime (1 oz)
  • 1 Coriander sprig (.3 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons of Natural Yoghurt
  • 3/4 cups of Olive Oil (6.2 fl oz)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Balloon Whisk or Mixing Spatula
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Lime Squeezer (optional)

  • Directions

    1. Remove the seeds and the veins of 2 cuaresmeno peppers (jalapenos).

    The seeds and the veins of the jalapeno peppers don’t give a good texture to the dressing that’s why they have to be removed.

    1. Finely chop the 2 cuaresmeno peppers with the ones you worked and 1 coriander sprig. Upon completion put them in a bowl.
    2. Also add in the bowl:
    • The juice of 1 Lime.
    • 3 tablespoons of Natural Yoghurt.
    • 3/4 cups of Olive Oil.
    • Pepper to taste.
    • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Mix very well the cuaresmenos creamy dressing with a balloon whisk or with a mixing spatula.

    Enjoy this
    Exquisite Dressing

    Cuaresmenos Creamy Dressing served over lettuces

    Recommendation: If you would like to use a non spicy creamy dressing, prepare the creamy dressing to the herbs.

    Variation: Would you like to taste the pickled cuaresmeno peppers?

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    Additional Info

    These are the limes that you need to give the best flavor to this dressing.

    Use a bowl with silicone base, because they are very stable and it is easier to mix the ingredients.

    Cut the ingredients like the professionals with the “Victorinox Chef Knife".

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