Super Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce

The flavor of this lusciously Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce is matched only by its versatility...plus it's dairy-free and vegan and will maintain its beautiful green color for days!

The flavor of this lusciously Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce is matched only by its versatility…so much so that it might just become your new favorite condiment!  

 

 

Move over guacamole!  Ok, I’m joking.  Good guac is hard to knock.  This versatile, super creamy avocado lime sauce, however, has the power to transform even the simplest of meals. Plus it’s dairy-free and vegan and will maintain its beautiful green color for days.

Years ago, I shared a recipe for “Everything Sauce,” aptly named for its knack to perk up just about anything.  Without a doubt, Super Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce is Everything Sauce, take two.

The flavor of this lusciously Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce is matched only by its versatility...plus it's dairy-free and vegan and will maintain its beautiful green color for days!

I first made this versatile sauce months ago for a friend who was struggling through Whole30.  She had requested sauces that would provide the flavor and satiety that she was craving after a week on the plan.

When I was originally fiddling with the recipe, I had visions of adding a touch of honey to balance the lime.  That ingredient isn’t part of the Whole30 plan, so I omitted it–and then when we ultimately dipped our spoons in the blender for a taste, we had no desire to mask the pleasant zing of the lime.  Of course, if you prefer a touch of sweetness, you could absolutely add a drizzle of honey to the blender.

The flavor of this lusciously Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce is matched only by its versatility...plus it's dairy-free and vegan and will maintain its beautiful green color for days!

So how might this easy blender sauce be enjoyed?

  • For starters, think of all the ways you enjoy guacamole–as a dip, on tacos, burgers, fish, chicken, salads, burritos (regular and bowl versions), and so on.
  • Beyond those specifics, anything with a south-of-the-border theme or anything simply prepared  that could benefit from the moisture and flavor of a salsa or sauce.  Think grilled chicken, broiled salmon, or a baked potato for starters.
  • You could use it in place of mayo, perhaps on a turkey sandwich or stirred into egg, tuna, or chicken salad.
  • My younger son could scoop up a whole batch with the help of a bowl of tortilla chips, but veggie dippers work well, too.
  • My favorite way to enjoy is to start with a base of cooked rice or quinoa, and then add any combination of chicken (or shrimp, steak, or pork–and leftovers are fair game), black beans, tomatoes, maybe a little corn and some chopped romaine, a crumble of tortilla chips, sometimes some shredded cheese–and top it all with the avocado lime sauce.  Such an easy meal.  And YUM!
  • Or make a simplified version of the above using a baked potato (regular or sweet) as a base, and then add black beans for protein, a scoop of chunky salsa, and avocado lime sauce.  Such an easy and healthy meal!
The flavor of this lusciously Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce is matched only by its versatility...plus it's dairy-free and vegan and will maintain its beautiful green color for days!

Super Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce
Yield: just over 1 cup
Move over guacamole, if only briefly. This versatile sauce has the power to transform even the simplest of meals. Plus it's dairy-free and vegan and will maintain it's beautiful green color for days!
Ingredients
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (start with a little less if using table salt)
Instructions

Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides once or twice as needed.

Add a little more water if you’d like a thinner sauce, adjusting seasonings according to taste, if needed, to offset the additional liquid.

Notes
  • If your blender has a wide bottom, green flecks of cilantro will likely be visible (which is fine and doesn’t alter taste) and the blender may not blend to a super creamy texture. This happens when there isn’t enough mass to evenly whirl in the blending mechanism. In this case, you’ll need to scrape down the sides a few more times—or can be remedied by making 1.5 or 2X the stated recipe.
  • Depending on how you use this sauce, you may enjoy a subtle hint of sweetness. If so, add a teaspoon or so of honey, adjusting to taste.
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Super Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce nicely dresses all sorts of veggie, grain, and burrito bowls.  The simple blender sauce complements the likes of black beans, sweet potatoes, rice, quinoa, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, chicken, pork, seafood, and steak.  It’s likely to complement anything Tex-Mex—just think of all the ways you might use guacamole, and give this flavorful sauce a go instead!

 

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  1. Dorothy

    Ann,
    This would be great over the international dish I make with quinoa. Have been wanting to make it and this gives me a new idea!
    Thanks

    Reply
  2. Richard Post author

    I’ve been slathering this over everything since I made it three days ago. It’s amazing…and still green!

    Reply
  3. Beverley Press

    Ann, this is my go to recipe in our house. We love how easy it is to make and how it goes with so many different foods. Thank you from one good witch to another 😉 xoxo

    Reply