Cilantro Avocado Sauce

This Cilantro Avocado Sauce is smooth, creamy and fresh with just a hint of spice. Use it as a sauce, dressing, dip, or sandwich spread and on put it on anything your little heart desires. This week I used it as a sauce/dip for some jalapeño, pineapple, shrimp skewers I made (checkout the recipe HERE)! This avocado sauce would also make a great addition to grain bowls, fajitas, or basic chicken or fish meals

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I love this sauce recipe because it is actually healthy! So often sauces are packed full of excess calories, unhealthy fats, salt and artificial ingredients. However, you don't need to sacrifice flavor and satisfaction to eat a healthy meal. This recipe proves just that! It is packed with fresh herbs, jalapeno, avocado and a squeeze of lime juice for added zesty freshness. 

I must also rave about how quick and easy this sauce is. With my favorite mini food processor it takes me less than 5 minutes to make AND it stays good in the fridge! I was pretty busy this past weekend with landscaping projects at my new house. I spent most of my Saturday hauling rocks, pulling weeds, shoveling dirt and digging out big roots from the ground. Fair to say after a long day's work, I thought about getting takeout but then I opened my fridge and realized I had some of this delicious sauce ready to be eaten. So, I instantly forgot about the takeout and threw together some veggies and rice and then smothered them with this creamy goodness! I was one happy gal! 

Recipe

 

Cilantro Avocado Sauce

Zesty and creamy!

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Serves: 4

Cilantro Avocado Sauce

Ingredients:
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 small handful cilatro (1/3 cup lightly packed)
  • 1/2 cup milk*
  • 1 Tbps lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions:
  1. Prep Ingredients: Cut the jalapeno in half, cut off the stem and remove the seeds. Cut the avocado in half and carefully remove the pit. Then scoop out the avocado from the peel using a spoon. Remove the cilantro leaves from the stems. If you don't mind the tiniest bit of texture, there is no need to remove the cilantro stems. They taste just as good and the leaves!
  2. Blend: Put all ingredients in a small food processor, a blender or a bullet and blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy: Enjoy immediately or store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
 

*Use whatever unsweetened milk you prefer. I have made this sauce with standard 2% cow's milk and plain unsweetened almond milk. Both worked great!