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This is the ultimate 5-minute creamy avocado sauce that also doubles as a dip and salad dressing! Even better, there is no additional oil and instead relies on the creamy, healthy fats in the avocado to make a perfectly rich and silky avocado sauce that you will want to put on everything. 

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I make this easy avocado sauce as part of my weekly meal prep regularly. It makes a simple and flavorful sauce that goes with a variety of foods. 

Sometimes I leave it a little thicker to make creamy avocado dip to use for snacks or a dipping sauce for crispy tofu sticks and other times I add more water and thin it out to make a creamy avocado dressing for salads and bowls.

If you love avocado sauce, then I think you will enjoy trying the flavors in this Mexican avocado sauce and an avocado sauce with miso. All have a slightly different preparation and wildly different tastes.

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Why This Recipe Works

  • So much flexibility. Avocado cream sauce works as a dip, salad dressing and so much more. 
  • Great flavor. Only five ingredients (one is water) pack a punch of bright, tangy flavor.
  • Easy to make. This creamy sauce takes just minutes with a food processor.
  • Full of healthy fats. The monounsaturated fats in avocado may help reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.
  • Perfect for meal prep. The lemon and apple cider vinegar keeps the avocado sauce from turning colors making it perfect for making ahead.

What Goes Into This Recipe

All you need are five basic ingredients to make a flavorful and delicious avocado dipping sauce you will want to put it on everything!

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  • Avocados: Choose fresh, ripe avocados for maximum creaminess.
  • Apple cider vinegar: The milder flavor of apple cider vinegar isn’t overpowering but you can substitute with white vinegar for a sharper flavor or use red wine vinegar for a similar acidity.
  • Water: Water helps to smooth out the dressing and you can add more or less depending on your preference.
  • Lemon juice: Use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of bottled. You can also use fresh lime juice instead.
  • Parsley: Fresh is best.

How To Make Creamy Avocado Sauce

This simple avocado sauce recipe takes just one step and less than five minutes to make!

  • 1) Place the avocado, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, parsley, and water in the blender or food processor.
  • 2) Blend on high for about thirty seconds, scraping down the sides as needed until smooth and creamy. 
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  • 3) Taste and add salt and pepper to taste and adjust the vinegar, lemon juice, and water as desired.

Expert Tips 

  • Storage: For best results, store in an airtight container for up to five days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to one month.
  • Get creative: Easily add flavors to creamy avocado sauce to make it unique and fit with your meals.
  • Make thick or thin: If you plan to use it during the week as a dressing and as a dip, make the recipe on the thicker side, and then you can stir in additional water to each individual serving when you want a salad dressing.

FAQs

What is the difference between guacamole and avocado sauce?

It’s usually about texture and ingredients. Guacamole is mashed with a fork rather than blended and is made with red onion, cilantro, lime juice, chilies, and sometimes other ingredients. On the other hand, avocado sauce is often blended so it’s creamier and can vary wildly in the ingredients used to flavor it.

What does avocado taste good with?

The creamy, slightly fruity flavor of avocado is suited for a wide range of ingredients such as chiles, beans, cilantro, cucumbers, grapefruit, greens, mangos, lemon, lime, quinoa, parsley, tomatoes, and dairy-free yogurt. When preparing avocado it can be used in salsas, sauces, salad dressings, soups, salads, or sandwiches.

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How to Make Creamy Avocado Dressing

Want to turn this avocado sauce into a dressing? It’s super simple – all you need to do is follow the instructions in the regular recipe. Once everything is blended, add water, one tablespoon at a time to thin it out to your preferred dressing consistency.

How to Make Creamy Avocado Dip

Looking to make a creamy avocado dip? This sauce comes out pretty thick but if you want a thicker version, then reduce the water by one tablespoon and blend it until creamy.

Variations

  • No lemons? You can also use limes!
  • Want some spice? Give it some spice with a dash of your favorite hot chili powder or sauce such as cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or Sriracha.
  • Like it smoky? Add in some smoked paprika.
  • Have some fresh herbs? Chop up fresh basil, cilantro, mint, scallions, etc.
  • Garlicky. Throw fresh cloves of garlic into the blender.

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Easy Creamy Avocado Sauce

5 from 25 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
This is the ultimate creamy avocado sauce that also doubles as a dip and salad dressing! Even better, there is no additional oil and instead relies on the creamy, healthy fats in the avocado to make a perfectly rich and silky avocado sauce that you will want to put on everything. 

Ingredients 

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 2 Tablespoons of water
  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons of fresh parsley
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend on high for 30 seconds, scraping down the sides as needed until a thick cream is formed.

Notes

  • Storage: For best results, store in an airtight container for up to five days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to one month.
  • Get creative: Easily add flavors to creamy avocado sauce to make it unique and fit with your meals.
  • Make thick or thin: If you plan to use it during the week as a dressing and as a dip, make the recipe on the thicker side, and then you can stir in additional water to each individual serving when you want a salad dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 881mgPotassium: 505mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 316IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

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Additional Info

Author: Renee Press
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Method: No Cook
Diet: Vegan
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Renee Press

Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She’s on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone. fireandearthkitchen.com

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    1. 5 stars
      Just getting to like avocado. I saw this recipe n try it. It was the best cream sauce I ever taste. I also made a dressing out of it for salad. So creamy n delicious.

  1. 5 stars
    What a wonderfully creamy avocado sauce! The whole family was thrilled! Perfect for dipping and snacking!

  2. Yum! This creamy avocado sauce is timely because we harvested our last batch of avocados today.:) This is my favorite salad dressing already. Thanks!:)

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe sounds so creamy and delicious! Im trying to cut down on dairy, so can use it in place of my cream cheese dips!