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!


  • 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)


  1. 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.


  • 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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