This magical Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce is finger licking delicious. It takes just 5 minutes to make in a blender and is perfect on tacos, burgers, salads, or just as a side with chips and vegetables.

Creamy Dip in a wooden bowl garnished with cilantro
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This sauce has become my new favorite! Oh so creamy and delicious on anything. You can call this Creamy Avocado Sauce or Guacamole Sauce or Avocado Cilantro Crema, or just a magical green sauce you can use on literally anything!

We love that this sauce is also healthy with all the wonderful ingredients – avocados, cilantro, garlic, lime and a little spice from the jalapeños. Add sour cream or greek yogurt to increase the creaminess of this Avocado Crema

Avocados are my absolute favorite. Their creamy texture helps to not need much other creaminess to the dip. You guys….this is the best avocado sauce for tacos.

You can serve this as a dip at a party with chips or add to literally anything Mexican. It tastes wonderful.

You can also thin this sauce with a little water and use it as a salad dressing!

Here are other favorite dips and sauces you might enjoy

Avocado Health Benefits

Avocado is packed with healthy fats, potassium, fiber and vitamins. Numerous studies have shown that eating avocado can improve heart disease risk factors like total, “bad” LDL and “good” HDL cholesterol, as well as blood triglycerides.

77% of the calories in an avocado are from fat. However the majority of the fat in avocado is oleic acid which is a monounsaturated fatty acid this is believed to be responsible for some of its health benefits.

With these health benefits, avocado is a healthy choice to add creaminess to any sauce, dip or dressing.

Try my amazing Avocado Chutney Sandwich or Avocado Banana Smoothie for a quick and healthy breakfast!

How to make Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce?

This Avocado Jalapeno Crema sauce is the easiest to make. All you need is a few basic ingredients and a food processor or blender.

  • Gather all the ingredients – avocado, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, lime, olive oil, salt, pepper and sour cream. You can also use greek yogurt in place of sour cream.
  • Remove the seeds and membranes of the jalapeño and reserve them in case you want to up the spice later. You can also add thin stems of the cilantro when making this sauce.
Ingredients such as avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, lime, salt, pepper
  • Add all of the ingredients to the blender or food processor.
Ingredients such as avocado, cilantro, jalapeño and sour cream in a food processor.
  • Blend to make a smooth sauce. You can make it completely smooth or leave it a bit chunky. It is completely your choice. We like to not make it completely smooth.
Blended creamy sauce in a food processor
  • That is it! Your creamy avocado sauce is ready to be enjoyed.
  • You can also taste and adjust the spiciness by adding more jalapeño seeds. Or use spicier peppers in place of jalapeños to make this a spicy avocado sauce!

You can make this sauce right before serving or a day before. There is a good amount of lime juice which helps to keep it fresh even the next day.

You will definitely love this sauce much more than store-bought dips. It is so fresh and flavorful, Making it at home in just 5 minutes means, you can adjust the ingredients to your taste.

Can I use this Avocado Sauce as a Salad dressing? 

Yes, just thin the sauce with a little water while blending to get a bit thinner consistency and it is perfect to use as a salad dressing,

Can I make substitutions? 

What I love about making these sauces and dips at home is that I can vary them to my family’s taste.

  • Don’t like cilantro? – Substitute cilantro with basil or parsley.
  • Want to make it healthier? – Use greek yogurt in place of sour cream to this crema.
  • Thicken the sauce? Add more avocado or sour cream for a vegetable dip.
avocado cilantro sauce in a wooden bowl and cilantro leaves, avocado and slice lime on top

How to serve this Avocado Sour Cream Sauce?

Similar to guacamole, you can serve this sauce with a number of things (read everything!)

Here are some ideas –

  • Quesadilla, tacos, burritos, nachos
  • Grilled or pan fried fish
  • Roast chicken or this Tandoori Chicken
  • Roast potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Taco salad dressing
  • Spread inside sandwiches, burgers and wraps.
  • And definitely as a dip with chips or veggies such as carrots and celery.
Dipping a chip in a creamy avocado sauce

Why you will love this Avocado Cilantro Sauce?

√ It is creamy and flavorful

√ Healthy with all the wonderful ingredients

√ Can be served with a variety of dishes

Try this creamy and flavorful Avocado Cilantro Sauce, and don’t forget to share what you enjoyed it with!

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Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce (Avocado Crema)

This magical Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce is finger licking delicious. It takes just 5 minutes to make in a blender and is perfect on tacos, burgers, salads, or just as a side with chips and vegetables. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 1/4 Jalapeno, seeds and membrane reserved
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Sour cream, or plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 Lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions 

  • Place all the ingredients In a food processor or blender.
    Ingredients such as avocado, cilantro, jalapeño and sour cream in a food processor.
  • Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides a few times. You can also keep it a bit chunky based on your preference.
    Blended creamy sauce in a food processor
  • Enjoy right away or keep in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
    Dipping a chip in Avocado cilantro jalapeno crema sauce

Notes

Spicy Avocado Sauce: If you’d like a spicier sauce, leave all or some of the seeds in. If you’re not sure how much spice you’d like, remove the seeds and add them back to the sauce mixture to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 264mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 230IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Gluten-free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
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9 Comments

  1. Ah-MAZING!! We can’t get enough of it!!

    I use Forager Cashewmilk Sour cream because I am allergic to dairy. Seriously, seriously delicious.

  2. Do you think I can use coconut cream in place of yogurt? Haven’t tried it! But otherwise this recipe is great!

    1. Hi Pujitha – I have not tried coconut cream in this recipe, so cannot say for sure if it will go well. I would suggest to try with a small quantity and see if you enjoy it.

  3. Could you provide clarification?
    Regarding Ingredient “1/2 lime”…is this juice of 1/2 lime or some other measurement?

  4. this one is such a great page with over a hundred of delectable healthy recipes to choose from.. Thanks to the author. I can’t wait to try all these recipes