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Avocado sauce

Avocado salsa

I made this creamy avocado sauce specifically to accompany some chorizo & cheese filled empanadas. I wanted the flavors of guacamole but wanted something easier to pair with empanadas than the typical chunkier guacamole. This avocado sauce is perfectly smooth, refreshing and spicy. It turned out to be a great sauce not just for empanadas but also for grilled meats or seafood, a replacement for mayonnaise on sandwiches, or simply a great dipping sauce.

This avocado salsa is very easy to make: just put all the ingredients in the blender. Of course, it helps to chop and crush the ingredients a little before; this will minimize the number of the times you have to shake up the blender before pulsing again (and again).

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Avocado sauce

Avocado sauce

Creamy avocado sauce recipe made with avocados, limes, cilantro, hot peppers, garlic, olive oil and cumin. This is great dipping sauce for empanadas and can also be used for grilled meat and seafood.
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Course: Condiment, Dip, Salsa, Sauce
Cuisine: Fusion, Latin, Mexican, South American, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Avocado, Avocado sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cups of avocado sauce


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • The juice of 2-4 small limes adjust to taste
  • 1 medium sized bunch of cilantro chopped
  • 2-3 jalapeños or Serrano peppers seeded and deveined (use green bell pepper for a non-spicy version)
  • 3-4 garlic cloves crushed - adjust to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil - or avocado oil for a neutral flavor
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin - optional adjust to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender; it helps the blending process if the avocados are in small chunks and the cilantro is lightly chopped. I also recommend crushing the garlic before putting it in the blender to ensure no one gets a surprise large piece of garlic.
  • Blend until you have a smooth sauce. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.

Avocados Cilantro, limes and avocados


You can adjust the heat level based on your preference. My family -kids included- has a decent tolerance for spice; however, you can also make this sauce very mild by using jalapeños – removing the veins and seeds help reduce the spiciness. For a spicier version use Serrano peppers or Habaneros. This sauce can be made right before serving or ahead of time, it has a lot of lime juice which prevents it from oxidizing, so it can last up to 24 hours before turning brown.

Creamy avocado sauce

Step by step preparation photos for the avocado sauce recipe:

Avocado sauce recipe 2- Blend all the ingredients together until you have a smooth sauce

Avocado sauce Salsa de aguacate or avocado sauce

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  1. I have made this 4x now and it’s become a stable in my household. It’s amazing on sweet potato toast, topped with tomatoes and feta. I promise you will not regret this combination.

  2. I love this recipe! Outside of the more traditional use of dips and taco toppings I use it in place of egg yolk for deviled eggs style healthy fat and protein snack. My family loves it for breakfast as well. Spread it on toast and top with a fried egg.

  3. I made this for Super Bowl. I used this to top marinated chicken tacos al carbon It tasted awesome. Gracias Laylita por la receta.

  4. This was soooooo yummy! I cut the recipe in half because my family is picky and I thought I would be the only one eating it but they finished it, lol. This recipe is now going to be one of my regular recipes. Thank you. :)

  5. I’ve made this sauce a couple of times now; it was fantastic. I used it as a dip with Beanitos chips as I needed a snack while on an elimination cleanse from milk products. The sauce is so creamy and delicious I didn’t miss sour cream, etc at all.
    It makes a large batch therefore I usually freeze half of it in a ziplock bag. It freezes beautifully!

  6. I made this yesterday and it was delicious!! A perfect variation of guacamole and very simple to make by dumping everything in a food processor!!

    Thanks for the recipe!!

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