I’ve made this Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce several times over the past year or two. It’s really delicious and equally fantastic on salads, grilled meats, fish tacos, etc. I like it so much I thought it was about time to share it here for you all to enjoy as well!
The first time I made this avocado cilantro lime sauce (I guess you could also call it a salad dressing) I was making a grilled steak salad. Instead of making my favorite Chipotle Honey Lime Vinaigrette I decided to make a dressing with a few of my all time favorites: avocado, cilantro and limes.
I came across a recipe that included orange juice that sounded intriguing so I tweaked the recipe and added some garlic, a little cumin and green tobacco sauce as well as the zest from one of the limes. This Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce is a creamy sauce, a bit on the thicker side. If you want more of a salad dressing consistency, just add a couple tablespoons of water. Not only is this sauce fantastic on grilled steak salad, I think it would make a great dip for a party tray…you could dip all sorts of vegetables in it or, better yet, how about some shrimp?
Tonight I plan on using this tasty Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce on a Southwestern inspired grilled romaine salad. Stay tuned for that recipe later in the week!Print
Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce
- 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
- 2 limes, juiced
- zest from one of the limes
- 1/4 C. orange juice
- 1/4 C. olive oil
- 1 Tbls. apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbls. honey, agave nectar or maple syrup
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 5 shakes of green Tobasco sauce (more or less to your taste preference. You could also use some fresh jalapeño instead)
- 1/4 – 1/2 C. cilantro (I usually just grab a large handful and don’t really measure)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Store in refrigerator. If you’d like a thinner sauce, just add a bit of water while blending.