Lime-Avocado Sauce

Lime Avocado Sauce

Details

This healthy, oil-free zesty sauce is made with ripe avocados, fresh lime juice, cilantro and spices. Serve this sauce with your favourite Mexican inspired dish or use as a dip or dressing.
  • Serves: 2 1/2 cups
  • Active Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
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Steps

Step 1: Preparing Your Mise en Place

• 2 ripe avocados
• 2 to 4 tbsp fresh lime juice*
• 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, loosely packed
• 1/4 to 1/2 jalapeño pepper**
• 1 clove garlic
• 1/4 tsp ground cumin
• 1/2 to 1 tbsp sweetener of choice, optional***
• pinch cayenne, optional

Method

For the avocados, remove the core and then using a large spoon, scoop out the avocado.

*Note: The amount of lime juice depends on how much lime-flavor you want and also what you are serving the sauce with. Try starting with 2 tablespoons and then go up from there.

**Note: For the jalapeño — for less spicy, remove the seeds, for spicier, leave the seeds in.


Note: For the sweetener, we used coconut palm sugar, which adds a nice flavor to the sauce.

Step 2: Making the Sauce

• sea salt, to taste
• freshly ground black pepper, to taste
• 1/4 to 1 cup water, approx*

Method

To make the sauce, add all the ingredients into a blender, along with about 1/4 cup of water and blend for a minute or so, or until creamy smooth.

*Note: Start with 1/4 cup of water and then continue to add more, until you reach the desired consistency. For a thicker sauce, you will obviously need less water and for a thinner, more dressing-like sauce, you will need to use more water.

Also, add more or less lime juice, depending on the desired tartness level.

Lastly, taste for seasoning.

**Note: For a sauce with a bit more texture and color contrast, add the cilantro near the end of blending.

This sauce is best made the day it is going to be consumed, as it tends to loose it’s nice bright green color, if stored for more then a few hours.

This sauce goes particularly well with these Mushroom & Bean Enchiladas and with this Energy Bowl.

4 Comments

  • Liz K
    Liz K
    This is so simple and delish!!
  • Kirk B Rouxbe Staff
    Kirk B
    Indeed! Glad you enjoyed Liz!
  • Terri B
    Terri B
    I would love nutritional info with recipes. This sounds amazing!
  • Melodie W
    Melodie W
    Sounds great ! I cannot wait to make this.

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