Spicy Avocado Sauce
We made this Spicy Avocado Sauce to go with our Cauliflower Tacos w/ Lentils recipe and it was delicious! It’s so rich and creamy. And the jalapeño gives it a little kick, although this is optional if you don’t like spicy things.
This recipe is also great as a dip, sandwich spread or salad dressing. It almost has a ranch dressing flavor. Several important phytonutrients in salads are fat soluble, which means they need to be consumed with a healthy source of fat like nuts, seeds and/or avocados in order for our bodies to effectively extract all the nutrients.
Avocados have been shown to contain a lot of fiber and many beneficial phytonutrients of their own, and the fat found in avocados also helps our bodies get the most bang for our salad buck.
It doesn’t take much fat for our bodies to harness the power of fat soluble veggies, though. You only need about 1/4 of an avocado in your salad OR five walnut halves to get the benefit from the greens, so don’t load up your salad with a lot of nuts, seeds and avocado or the calories and fat will skyrocket. A little is good for you, but a lot is bad for you.
We like our foods spicier than most, and Amelia likes them spicier than me! If you have a bland palette, feel free to skip the jalapeño.
If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.
|8 servings||5 minutes|
We made this Spicy Avocado Sauce to go with our Cauliflower Tacos w/ Lentils recipe and it was delicious! It's so rich and creamy. And the jalapeño gives it a little kick, although this is optional if you don't like spicy things.
- 1 medium avocado
- 2 tbsp lime juice 2 small or one large lime
- 1/4 cup water 1 tbsp to 1/2 cup for desired creaminess
- 1 small jalapeño
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp dried cilantro or 1 tbsp fresh
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste (optional)
- Remove seed from avocado. Add the avocado, lime juice, garlic, salt and jalapeño to a blender and process until smooth and creamy. You made want to add water to thin the sauce. Start with 1 or 2 tbsp and continue to add 1 tbsp at a time until you've achieved your desired level of creaminess.
Serving size is 2 tablespoons.
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