Avocado Lime Sauce

Avocado Lime Sauce. My favorite sauce to make! Creamy, citrusy, and oh so fresh! It is sure to get those taste buds poppin!

This recipe is SUPER easy to whip up, uses a few ingredients, and pairs well with many different delicious foods.

Keep it in an airtight container (I use a repurposed jar) in your refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Favorite Sauce Uses:

  • Drizzled on grilled salmon
  • A topping for tacos (chicken; beef; shrimp; veggie)
  • As a grilled veggie dip
  • As a salad dressing
  • As a sandwich smear
  • As a pizza dip – yep, I went there… 

Before diving into the recipe, I want to take a second to explain the nutritional benefits of the two key ingredients in this recipe. Avocado and cilantro. 

I believe it is so very important to know and understand exactly what you are consuming and what the benefits are!


Avocado:

Avocado is grown from the Persea americana tree. Avocados are native to Central and South America and have been cultivated in these regions since 8000 B.C.E. ! (Murray, 2005).

Besides the obvious excellent source of monounsaturated fatty acids (the good fats: aka unsaturated fats: which provide essential fatty acids, keep our skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, are a great source of energizing fuel, and can help lower cholesterol), avocados are also a great source of potassium: 1 avocado has the potassium content of 2-3 bananas!  

Avocado also contains Vitamin E, B vitamins, & fiber!⁣


Coriander (Cilantro):

Cilantro is the leaf of the young coriander plant, Coriandrum sativum, an herb in the parsley family, similar to anise. Corriander is one of the world’s ancient spices. The first known use of coriander was at least 7,000 years ago! 

Corriander is considered both an herb and a spice since both its leaves and its seeds are used as a seasoning condiment. Corriander has been used for centuries all over the world for its anti-inflammatory properties, antimicrobial properties, antianxiety action, and cholesterol-lowering effects. (Murray, 2005).


I have found that you are either a fan of cilantro or are not. If it’s the latter, you can skip it!

Or, you could also use parsley, tarragon, chervil, or even basil! As I have yet to make it with anything but cilantro, please let me know if you venture and try it using another herb! 

I personally love using cilantro. With the taste and essence of citrus mixed with parsley, it brings a layer of zest to any dish you put it in! 

Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think! 

xo

Avocado Lime Sauce


Ingredients
  • 1.5 avocados
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic can add more if needed!
  • 1.5 cups cilantro cup cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water added as needed while blending
  • 2 small limes juiced
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
  2. Process until smooth- adding in water to achieve desired consistency.
  3. Refrigerate in an airtight container for 3-4 days. The citric acid in the lime & apple cider vinegar will keep the sauce from browning!
Recipe Notes

Refrigerate in an airtight container for 3-4 days. The citric acid in the lime & apple cider vinegar will keep the sauce from browning!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 TBSP
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 106.8 kcal Calories from Fat 96.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.7 gg 16%
Saturated Fat 1.5 gg 8%
Trans Fat 0 gg
Cholesterol 0 mgmg 0%
Sodium 77.8 mgmg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4 gg 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.9 gg 8%
Sugars 0.3 gg
Protein 0.6 gg 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

 

References:

Murray, M., Pizzorno, J., & Pizzorno, L. (2005). The encyclopedia of healing foods (3rd Ed.). New York, NY: Atria Books

 

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