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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. Enjoyed this thoroughly at a group picnic in Tucson yesterday & am looking forward to making it myself. I can easily envision this as a veggie dip or with fish. It was terrific on falafel, the recipe I plan on making too. :)

  2. This looks delicious! I always wonder what to do with avocados because eating slices gets old after a while… I need to head out to the store to buy some more avocados and try this!

  3. Simply beautiful. Avocado and guacamole are one of my favourite accompaniments! I mean who doesn’t like a bit of amazing sauce to go with their food. I enjoy the fact that everyone makes their sauces to their experience and taste and how that differs in flavour. Definitely trying this one! Thank you.

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