Avocado cream sauce is a simple condiment made with fresh avocados, creama, cilantro, then seasoned with lime juice and salt.
Add to fish tacos, burritos, nachos, eggs, and any other dish that could use a extra dose of flavor!
Put this avocado cream sauce recipe in your must make list!
This creamy sauce is a cross between guacamole and a creamy delicious dip.
Although a dollop or two it is perfect for all Mexican dishes, this can also be used as a dip for veggies or topped on soups! Once you taste it you are going to want to add it to EVERYTHING!
Do you love avocados as much as I do? Anytime I get a chance to add some avocado slices to a salad or wrap, I do! In fact, there are times I have brought avocados to restaurants to secretly add to my food!
Avocados are full of fiber and healthy fats, which can keep you full longer!
That explains why once avocado is added to dishes you leave feeling completely satisfied.
Did you know that avocados are actually a fruit and not from the veggie family? That must be why they taste so good in smoothies and muffins.
If you are interested in learning about the benefits of this nutrient dense fruit, Dr. Axe has a great article outlining the benefits of avocados and mentions that avocados are one of the top superfoods that should be added to your diet.
Lately I have topped the sauce on the homemade tamales I made with salsa! The creamy avocado sauce adds a nice flavor and cools down spicy foods perfectly!
This recipe is very simple, so next time you have an avocado that gets to the point of using or tossing, then whip up a batch this sauce.
The other main ingredient in this recipe is crema. Are you familiar with the Mexican sour cream like sauce? It’s often served along with salsa and serves as a neutralizer for spicy foods.
The flavor is mildly tangy and the consistency is thiner than sour cream as well.
I have found crema in my grocery store in the dairy section, but if it’s not available where you shop homemade crema is simple to make.
Avocado Cream Sauce
Avocado cream sauce takes minutes to make! Add on top to chicken, beef, fish or cool down any spicy Mexican dish with this creamy sauce.
- 1 large avocado flesh
- 1 cup crema
- 1/2 cup cilantro, fresh chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 lime, juice
In a food processor or blender add avocado (about 1/2 cup), crema, cilantro, lime, and salt. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more salt if needed. Enjoy right away.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 387mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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What is crema? Like sour cream?
Hi Ellison! Crema is very similar to sour cream, but it isn’t quite as acidic as sour cream, and the consistency is not as thick. You can find crema in the dairy section of most grocery stores or in any Mexican specialty store.
Just made this tonight. Simple and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
Glad you enjoyed this avocado cream sauce! It’s so versatile!
This sauce would be so good on everything! I need to give this a try ASAP!
Michele @ Bacon Fatte
Yummm… I look forward to enjoying this in so many ways! Pinned, and making it soon!
I would so be making this and using as a dip for veggies!! This looks like heaven!
Jennifer A Stewart
I am dreaming about all the ways that I can use this avocado cream sauce! For dipping vegetables and making salsa!!
Doesn’t that look heavenly?? My daughter would put that on EVERYTHING!!
This looks so creamy, but not over-the-top with calories and what a yummy dip and topping. I think I will be using it for a salad dressing first! 😀
debi at Life Currents
I have about a dozen ripe avocados right now. I’m a huge fan of them! This looks like a fun way to use them! I bet it’s delicious on fish tacos or nachos or … anything!
Yes, yes, yes to all the avocados! We’ve been adding this to roll ups too.
This sauce would be awesome on everything! Yum!
I have been testing it on EVERYTHING 🙂
Michele @ Bacon Fatte
Your Avocado Cream Sauce sound so good… Perfect for so many things!!
This sounds completely amazing!! I LOVE avocado!! Trying this one for sure!!
I happened to have everything for this and was making grilled chicken tacos last night. Whipped this out and it was a huge success! Not one drop of it left by the time our family had dinner! Thanks!
What timing! So glad you gave this a whirl. Seriously can add it to EVERYTHING!
I would love this sauce for so many things. To often sauces are so full of fats and calories, this one is just full of flavor!
When you start with a healthy fat like avocado you just can’t go wrong!
I am loving this recipe!!! Can’t wait to make a batch and fun testing it with different dishes! Thanks!
You’re welcome! Hope you love it as much as we do!
Karen (Back Road Journal)
Oh yes, I can see this served at my table many times.
Dan from Platter Talk
I love avocado-based recipes and it’s so refreshing to have something other than guacamole. Fantastic job on such a creative and delicious looking sauce!
debi at Life Currents
I would slather this on my tacos. And my nachos, and my breakfast burritos. Well, really I would slather this everywhere! Yum!