Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Everyone knows the struggle of finding a perfectly ripe avocado. Eat them too soon and they are hard as rock and devoid of flavor.  When you get that perfect avocado, there is nothing better than sprinkling it with a little salt and pepper and eating it straight out of the skin with a spoon. 🙂 This recipe, however, is not for that perfect avocado. No, no! You should eat that plain in all of its perfection. This recipe is for the “almost there” or the “oops, just a day too late” avocados of the world. Eat them too late and they are lack-luster and covered in questionably ok-to-eat brown spots. They aren’t ripe for the main stage, but that doesn’t mean their creamy, fatty glory has to go to waste. If the avocados are just under or just over ripe, they will be perfect for this deliciously creamy avocado cilantro sauce.

Simple 5 ingredient Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce Recipe makes a great Paleo or Whole 30 salad dressing or side sauce that's gluten free and dairy free.Simple 5 ingredient Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce Recipe makes a great Paleo or Whole 30 salad dressing or side sauce that's gluten free and dairy free.

Right now I am in California for work, and that means the avocados are On Point!  Seriously, they have the best avocados here (no offense to Florida and Mexico). Apparently my 30’s mean trading up from eating Ben and Jerry’s out of the pint to eating avocado right out of the shell. #spoonplease #allgrownup

Simple 5 ingredient Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce Recipe makes a great Paleo or Whole 30 salad dressing or side sauce that's gluten free and dairy free.

But when I can put the spoon aside for a hot second, those avocados become this awesome creamy sauce that makes everything just a little bit better. 🙂 I love it on salads, on eggs, on quiche, and on my AIP cauliflower cabbage bake. The creamy avocado cilantro sauce also makes an awesome salad dressing: better than sour cream, better than aoli, better than straight avocado. This would also be good mixed with spaghetti squash or gluten free gnocchi for a simple weekday meal.

Simple 5 ingredient Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce Recipe makes a great Paleo or Whole 30 salad dressing or side sauce that's gluten free and dairy free.

Here are some of my favorite suggestions for how to use this Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce.

Drizzle the sauce on hash like this baked hash

Baked hash: the perfect paleo make-ahead breakfast for the healthy lady on the go

Dunk a slice of pizza in the sauce. My fave: this cauliflower, cabbage flatbread

Drizzle over quiche or omelettes. I’m dreaming of a caramelized onion and hummus omelette

Served over the roasted turmeric AIP cabbage bake

— Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce Recipe —

Ingredients:

  • avocado, 1 medium to large
  • cilantro, fresh, 1 cup or about 1/3 bunch with bottom 2 inches of stems removed
  • juice of 1/2 lemon, or about 1 1/2 tbsp
  • salt, pinch
  • thick coconut milk from can, 1/2 cup
  • water, 1/4 cup

Tools: 

Directions:

  • place all ingredients in food processor
  • blend until smooth
  • drizzle over all of your favorite meals
  • serve and enjoy!
Simple 5 ingredient Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce Recipe makes a great Paleo or Whole 30 salad dressing or side sauce that's gluten free and dairy free.
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Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce Recipe

Simple 5 ingredient Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce Recipe makes a great Paleo or Whole 30 salad dressing or side sauce that's gluten free and dairy free. Just toss the ingredients into a blender, pulse until smooth, and spread over everything!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 50 kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium to large avocado
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro , or about 1/3 bunch with bottom 2 inches of stems removed
  • juice of 1/2 lemon , or about 1 1/2 tbsp of juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk from can
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Directions:

  1. peel and pit avocado

  2. place all ingredients in food processor
  3. blend until smooth, about 1-3 minutes

  4. drizzle over all of your favorite meals
  5. serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Tools:

  • blender or food processor (for this I use my favorite Magic Bullet Blender)

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Simple 5 ingredient Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce Recipe makes a great Paleo or Whole 30 salad dressing or side sauce that's gluten free and dairy free.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Kavitha says:

    It looks so yum! I am going to try it out this weekend.

    1. Alicia says:

      Yay!! We loved it… on everything!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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