- Recipe: Avocado Sauce
- Writer: Lizzie Green
- Content-Type: Food Blog
Tacos, quesadillas, vegetarian burgers, and other dishes all benefit from the addition of this vibrant and creamy avocado sauce. It’s easy to create with only 5 ingredients.
These tacos with roasted cauliflower are the ideal vehicle for this avocado sauce. Or tacos in general. It has a lime flavor punch and is silky, creamy, and rich.
It comes together in just 5 minutes and only requires 5 ingredients. I believe it may become a regular taco night tradition in our home!
The recipe is one of 110 nutritious comfort food recipes in Julia Turshen’s brand-new cookbook Simply Julia. Each one is easy to make but bursts with flavor, just like this recipe for the avocado sauce.
They’re not completely vegetarian, but there are plenty of meatless (and gluten-free!) meals throughout the book, including a whole section of vegan entrées and one of vegetable side dishes.
Another outstanding feature of the book? The writing of Julia. It serves as a simultaneous reminder that “Delicious cuisine does not have to be complicated” and is both amusing, comforting, and inspirational. Need proof? Try out this recipe for the avocado sauce.
Ingredients for Avocado Sauce Recipe
To prepare this creamy avocado sauce, you only need 5 ingredients:
- Of course, avocado! Verify that yours is ripe. To combine into a smooth, creamy sauce, it must be soft.
- Fresh cilantro – It’s okay if some stems go in. It will combine easily and give the sauce a strong flavor.
- Lime juice – With its zesty flavor, it balances off the avocado’s heaviness.
- Make careful use of high-quality mayo since you can taste it here. The mayonnaises I suggest are Sir Kensington’s Classic or Avocado Oil Mayonnaise. Here, vegan mayo also works.
- Added salt helps all the flavors stand out.
This dish can be prepared either by hand or in a food processor. Simply place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth.
Food processor absent? No issue. In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients and mash them using a fork or potato masher. Despite the sauce’s reduced smoothness, it will still taste fantastic.
If extra salt is required, taste the sauce and add it. After that, either consume it right away or place it in the refrigerator for up to a day in an airtight container.
Ideas for Serving Avocado Sauce
Tacos are my preferred food to serve with this avocado sauce. Although Julia expressly calls for it in her recipe for roasted cauliflower tacos, it would also go well with these sweet potato tacos, these roasted vegetable tacos, or these mushroom tacos.
Additionally, it would taste great as a dipping sauce for sweet potato fries, homemade taquitos, or a vegetable quesadilla. Do you have any leftovers? For a burst of flavor, spread it on a black bean burger.
|5 minutes to prepare
Tacos taste amazing when they are topped with this creamy, tangy avocado salsa. Use vegan mayo to convert the sauce to veganism. If you have leftovers, you may keep them in the refrigerator for up to a day in an airtight container.
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and roughly chopped
- 1 large handful of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- In the bowl of a food processor, combine the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, mayonnaise, and salt. Puree until completely smooth. To thin your sauce to the right consistency if it is too thick, add water 1/2 spoonful at a time. Add additional salt as desired and season to taste.
- If you don’t have a food processor, mash the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl using a fork or potato masher. Add water, 1/2 spoonful at a time, to thin the sauce to your preferred consistency if you prefer it to be thinner. according to taste.