Remember the good ole days at Cal? Remember all the good food? Remember Brazil Cafe on Shattuck? If you haven’t had their tri-tip sandwich, you’ve been missing out. Get in your car and go there right now. Go.
I think the best part of that sandwich is the cilantro yogurt sauce. Tao and I remember talking with the owner saying how much we loved it and he told us what was in it… so after many many attempts in trying to recreate and perfect the sauce (all kinds of yogurt), we’ve done it. You can thank me later. I almost don’t want to share it with you.
This sauce is great in sandwiches, dipping pita chips, eating with chicken sticks, or anything else. It’s awesome.
-Fresh cilantro (generous bunch, washed and the stems trimmed)
-Garlic (2 cloves, more if you love the kick like I do)
-Fage total 2% greek yogurt (at TJs)
-Salt and Pepper
1. Add the garlic to the food processor and give it a whirl until its nicely chopped. I like to use a spatula since the bigger chunks sometimes fly up.
2. Then add the cilantro and blend again until the cilantro is nicely chopped as well.
3. Add in the yogurt, a dash of paprika, salt, pepper, and blend one last time until its a nice green color. Taste and add more salt if needed. Then, enjoy your sauce and be glad I was in a sharing mood.