Avocado Cream Sauce
Looking for a quick and easy sauce recipe? Our avocado cream sauce recipe is very tasty and super easy to make. You only need a few basic ingredients to enjoy absolute deliciousness. We are so excited to share our simple sauce recipe with you, in hopes that you will enjoy it too.
Our simple yet delicious avocado cream sauce is unlike any other avocado dip or topping type.
This sauce is so much creamier than your average guacamole or other avocado toppings, and it can be used in a variety of ways. The easy sauce can be used as a dressing or dip.
Our lushly creamy avocado sauce is so rich and decadent, you could even use the fancier name of Avocado Crema for this recipe.
If you are looking to mix things up, or simply want a healthy dressing or dip option, then this recipe is definitely a fabulous option.
Plus, one of the fabulous things about this recipe is that it does not require any baking. Simply mix it up, and you’re ready to go.
Let’s look at what ingredients you will need in order to make this super easy and tasty sauce.
Easy 5 Minute Avocado Sauce
Ingredients and Substitutions
Ripe avocados. In preparing for this recipe, make sure that your avocados are nice and ripe. Be careful that they’re not overly ripe, however, we don’t want them to be under-ripe either.
Sour cream or Greek yogurt. You may choose to use Greek yogurt or sour cream for this recipe. Either one works well and helps to make the cream sauce nice and creamy.
Lime juice. Lime juice adds a bit of flavor to your sauce. You can use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor, or you can use bottled lime juice if it is easier to find.
Garlic. Garlic helps to give your avocado sauce a lovely hint of garlic flavor. You can use freshly minced garlic, minced garlic from a jar, or even powdered garlic if preferred. Our preference is to use freshly minced garlic for the best overall flavor.
Cilantro. Cilantro also helps to add flavor to your avocado cream sauce. If you prefer, you can skip this ingredient, but we recommend including it for the best taste. Fresh cilantro will give you the best taste, but you can use dried if needed.
Salt and pepper. Adding salt and pepper to taste will help to season your sauce.
How to Make Avocado Sauce
To make this recipe, we do recommend that you use a blender or food processor. If you do not have one of these, you can simply add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mash them together using a potato masher. Make sure to stir until it is thoroughly combined.
To make your avocado cream sauce in a blender or food processor, add all of your ingredients into the container. Then pulse your mixture until no lumps remain.
Garnish with cilantro if desired. Serve right away, or place a layer of plastic wrap directly on your avocado mixture before placing it into the refrigerator.
When you refrigerate, make sure that it is sealed securely so that none of the avocado mixture gets exposed directly to air, this will help prevent it from turning brown.
Store in the fridge until you are ready to serve, then serve and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
Use a ripe avocado. For the best results with your cream sauce, we recommend that you use a nice ripe avocado. Not one that has started to brown, but one that is just nice and soft.
Make fresh. We have found that our preference is to make this sauce fresh each time. This means, that you may not want to prepare more than you think you will need.
How to use Avocado Cream Sauce
There are so many ways you can use this recipe. You can use the sauce as a dip, for chips, etc.
You can also use this sauce as a dressing on your salads.
Another way you can use it is to use it as a sauce on your pasta, or even as a topping for your chicken or tacos.
What to Serve with, Variations + Storing
What to serve with Crema Sauce?
Some of our favorite things to serve with our delicious avocado cream sauce are as follows.
You can also use this avocado sauce to top your pasta with light avocado Cream Sauce, serve pasta with cherry tomatoes, by making Avocado Cream Pasta with Arugula and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, or even make it Paleo dish by making paleo zucchini noodles with avocado cream sauce.
Whatever your favorite, or whatever you’re in the mood for, this avocado cream sauce works out well.
There are also different variations you can make for this recipe by substituting a couple of the ingredients. To adapt this recipe is very easy, and it can easily be adjusted to fit your health needs.
Healthy Avocado Cream Sauce – Vegan, Whole30, Gluten Free
Although this avocado cream sauce is naturally healthy for you, you may have other health concerns where you need to adapt some of the ingredients. No matter if you are vegan, whole 30, Paleo, or gluten-free, this recipe can easily be made to fit your needs.
This avocado sauce is naturally gluten-free, whole 30, and Paleo, but it can also easily become vegan.
To make it into a vegan-friendly recipe, you will simply need to substitute the yogurt or sour cream for a Greek yogurt vegan option. There are many brands that sell vegan Greek yogurt made from silk milk or milk alternatives.
Otherwise, you can prepare the recipe as instructed above with this simple substitute.
Easy Sour Cream Sauce with Avocado & Lime
Our favorite way to make this recipe, and have it turn out to taste fabulous, is to use sour cream in the sauce. You will simply add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor, along with your sour cream, and enjoy a lovely avocado sauce with a hint of sour cream and lime flavoring.
At room temperature. Your avocado cream sauce should be left at room temperature for no more than two hours before it goes bad. Less time is best.
When you’re not serving it, you should place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the sauce, to prevent it from turning brown.
In the fridge. To store your avocado cream sauce for a longer amount of time, you will want to cover your sauce directly on top of the sauce with a piece of plastic wrap.
Then place it into the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. Keep in mind that your sauce is going to be best when it is enjoyed fresh.
Is Avocado Cream Sauce Healthy?
Yes, avocado cream sauce is very healthy for you. Avocados contain healthy fat, which makes them very good for your consumption. Garlic, lime juice, sour cream, or Greek yogurt are also good for you as well.
What should you serve this Creamy Vegan Avocado Sauce with?
There are many different things you can enjoy this sauce with. You can enjoy it as a salad dressing, on top of tacos, as a chip dip, and much more.
What goes well with avocado sauce?
There are many different things you can enjoy with this avocado cream sauce. Some of our favorites include using it as a chip dip, serving it as a dressing on your salad, using it as a dip for chicken or kebabs, on top of your tacos, or as a sauce for your pasta, just to name a few ideas.
How to tell if your avocado is ripe?
One of the best ways to tell if your avocado is ripe is to hold it in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze it with your fingers. If the avocado gives away slightly, then it has begun to ripen. If it is very squishy, then it may be too ripe.
Best Avocado Crema Recipe
Making the best avocado cream sauce is quite easy. You can enjoy this delicious sauce recipe in a matter of minutes, and with very little effort. We hope that you will give this delicious recipe a try and enjoy your avocado cream sauce! Be sure to give it a try, and then comment below to let us know what you think about it!