Savor the most delicious creamy avocado sauce, made with bright ingredients like cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeno. This avocado sauce recipe is the perfect pairing for chips, tacos, bowls, salads, and more!
Why you'll love this creamy avocado sauce
If you're an avocado fan like me, you're going to go crazy for this avocado cream sauce!
Avocado sauce includes all the fresh flavors of guacamole combined with creamy additions for an indulgent dip.
In this post, I'm sharing how to make this creamy and ultra-versatile avocado sauce with simple ingredients and just 10 minutes of prep time.
I'm also going to share scrumptious serving suggestions you'll need to try for yourself!
Note: For more dip inspiration, check out all of my low carb sauces, dressings, and condiments.
Here are the fresh and simple ingredients that make up this creamy avocado dip:
The base of this creamy sauce is two ripe avocados.
Avocados are a keto dream food because they're low in carbs, high in healthy fats, and super delicious.
I love including them as a high-fat addition to any recipe that'll have them.
Tahini is made purely from ground sesame seeds – a keto-friendly seed!
It offers a creamy texture to sauces, curries, and more.
For an extra creamy texture, I included regular sour cream in my avocado sauce recipe.
Note that sour cream is high in saturated fat and can be substituted with Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt if you prefer. Just ensure that the yogurt you choose is unsweetened and low in carbohydrates.
For a bright flavor, I added fresh cilantro to the mix. It pairs perfectly with avocado!
If you have that pesky cilantro-soap gene, substitute for fresh-chopped parsley.
For a bit of heat, include finely chopped jalapeno in your sauce, removing the seeds for a milder spice.
If you're in the mood for a spicy kick, feel free to leave some (or all!) of the seeds intact.
Minced garlic is a simple but effective ingredient, adding a ton of flavor with minimal effort.
This recipe calls for one clove (but I know you'll add an extra).
Fresh lime juice is essential in any avocado dish. Beyond a fantastic flavor combination, the acidity helps your avocados keep green for longer.
Salt and pepper
Finally, a bit of kosher salt and black pepper bring all of the ingredients together.
Dip sauce tips
With just 10 minutes of prep time, this creamy avocado sauce is almost too easy to throw together. Here are a few quick tips to help:
- To prevent leftover avocado sauce from browning, store it in a container with plastic wrap pulled tight to the sauce. This will seal out the air!
- For easy chopping, add whole ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender.
- Taste your sauce before adding salt and pepper for the perfect balance.
How to make creamy avocado sauce
Here are the easy steps it takes to make the perfect avocado sauce:
First, you'll want to mash your avocado in a bowl with a fork or potato masher to the consistency of your liking. Smooth or slightly chunky works.
Add creamy extras
Next, add creamy additions, including tahini and sour cream, mixing well to combine.
Season and mix
To season your puree, add your mixture into a blender or food processor along with jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, and cilantro.
Mix until everything is smooth and creamy!
Adjust and serve creamy avocado sauce
Finally, season your creamy avocado sauce with salt and black pepper and give it another mix. Taste your sauce and adjust the seasonings to your liking.
Serve it up with your favorite low-carb tortilla chips, or store it in an airtight container for later use.
What to serve with creamy avocado sauce
This creamy sauce was made specifically with chips in mind! But instead of high-carb potato or tortilla chips, enjoy them alongside radish chips, low-carb tortilla chips, or oven-baked zucchini chips.
Pairing this avocado sauce with a medley of dips, chips, and fresh veggies also sounds delicious! Include queso keto cheese dip, Chuy's jalapeno ranch dip, and keto buffalo chicken dip in your spread.
Avocado sauce variations
This recipe is super versatile. Try any of these fun variations:
- For a chunkier, homestyle texture, mash your avocado with a fork and mix your ingredients by hand rather than a mixer.
- Make your creamy sauce spicy with extra jalapeno or habanero peppers. For a milder sauce, substitute for Anaheim peppers.
- Substitute sour cream for Greek yogurt, cream cheese, or coconut yogurt. Just watch the carbs!
Here are a few questions I often get about this homemade avocado sauce recipe. If you don't spot the answer to your question in this list, just leave it in the comments.
Guacamole is made with fresh avocado, diced onion, tomato, lime juice, and simple seasonings.
Avocado sauce is super similar, though it is blended until smooth and resembles an avocado crema. It will include a creamy element like Greek yogurt, cream cheese, or sour cream, which is what makes it different from standard guac.
Avocado pairs wonderfully with condiments, including lime juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper.
Other tasty toppings include paprika, sriracha, and red chili flakes.
Like this creamy avocado sauce recipe? Try these!
- Keto Hot Spinach Dip is a fan favorite at any gathering.
- Dill Veggie Dip with Cream Cheese is perfect for low-carb vegetables like celery, broccoli, and bell peppers.
- Keto Cheese Sauce is delicious when drizzled on burrito bowls, tacos, and steamed broccoli.
- Tzatziki Sauce with Sour Cream is the best addition to a Greek feast!
- Keto Bang Bang Sauce is great with fish, chicken, tofu, and more.
Creamy Avocado Sauce (For Chip Dip)
- 2 avocados ripe, pitted and peeled
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- lime juice
- salt and black pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, mash the avocados with a fork or potato masher until smooth and creamy.
- Add the tahini and sour cream and mix well.
- pour the avocado puree, chopped cilantro, jalapeño, garlic and lime juice into a blender and mix until creamy.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- To keep the guacamole from turning brown, cover it with plastic wrap pressed directly onto the surface of the guacamole to seal out air.
- If you prefer a chunkier texture, simply mash the avocado with a fork and mix in the remaining ingredients by hand.
- You can adjust the amount of jalapeño used depending on how spicy you want the guacamole to be.
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