Avocado Cream Sauce

Avocado Cream Sauce is a three-ingredient condiment that’s perfect for tacos, burgers and more! This homemade avocado sauce recipe comes together in 5 minutes and tastes amazing!

A bowl of Avocado Cream Sauce on marble with a blue towel

We all love avocados in our household, so it should come as no surprise that we’re branching out from eating the avocados on their own—which, let’s be clear, is a delight—to making a creamy avocado sauce with them.

You know, for tacos and quesadillas and dipping. (It also plays quite nicely with Charred Corn Salsa on top of one of these.)

Because our favorite Caramelized Onion Guacamole isn’t something we make every day. 😉

Why I love this recipe:

Simply put, this Avocado Cream Sauce is bursting with flavor, requires just three ingredients (and seasonings!) and comes together in no time flat.

You can also use it on anything or everything imaginable—from tacos to quesadillas to burgers to nachos and more.

Honestly, this would pair so nicely with so many things that it’s an excellent condiment for any time or occasion.

Other sauces to try: Spicy Sausage Ground Turkey Pasta Sauce | Pumpkin Barbecue Sauce | Spicy Homemade Enchilada Sauce | Tzatziki Sauce | How to make Easy Marinara Sauce | Spicy Sweet Barbecue Sauce

Want more summery recipes that are great for hosting? Check out my Outdoor Entertaining Recipe Index for more ideas.

An avocado with lime and sour cream on a blue towel

What you’ll need to make this recipe:

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In addition to these tools, you’re going to need a few ingredients to make this avocado sauce recipe, too:

  • Avocado—we’re going to need a medium-sized avocado that is perfectly ripe. (Not sure if yours is ready? Check out how to tell if an avocado is ripe.)
  • Lime juice—purchase some limes from the store and juice them yourself. It makes a huge difference in the flavor! The shelf-stable bottles of juice from the store will not taste the same or yield as delicious of a result.
  • Sour cream—we only need a little bit of this and because of this, I recommend using full-fat sour cream. It provides more flavor and creaminess to our sauce.
  • Salt and pepper—we’re going to add these to taste after we blend together the sauce. Start with a pinch of both so the sauce doesn’t get too salty or peppery and add more after tasting.
Collage showing the before and after of avocado cream sauce in a food processor

How do you make avocado cream sauce?

Slice the ripe avocado in half. Remove the seed carefully.

Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado into a food processor. Measure in the lime juice and sour cream on top of the avocado.

Blend until smooth.

Taste, then season with salt and pepper as necessary.

Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight food storage container. Place a layer of plastic wrap directly on top of the avocado sauce, so as to prevent browning, and refrigerate for up to a day before serving.

How to use avocado sauce

We drizzled this sauce onto tacos, but it would be excellent for dipping quesadillas and taquitos into! It pairs with all kinds of meat—steak (like Grilled Skirt Steak or Broiled Steak), chicken, pork, seafood—and it’s also great to dip veggies into.

Add it as a condiment on a sandwich, like Pan Fried Hamburgers or even a grilled chicken sandwich.

Drizzle it on BBQ Nachos, and burrito bowls, too! You could even use it as a salad dressing on something like this Turkey Taco Salad.

Also, you can dunk tortilla chips into it as a quick and luscious dip.

A tortilla chip dips into a bowl of avocado cream

Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips

Avocado Cream Sauce would be an excellent addition to any casual dinner party, especially if you’re serving something that guests can build on plates. (Hello, carnitas plates or ground beef tacos!)

Here are a few tips and tricks for serving this sauce at a gathering:

  • Double or triple the recipe. If you’re serving a crowd, you want to have enough of this goodness to go around!
  • Make it right before guests arrive. While you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a day, I like to mix this up right before I’m going to serve it so it’s as fresh as possible and so it doesn’t run the risk of oxidizing.
  • Serve it in a bowl or a jar with a spoon. Set it out with your spread and let guests drizzle or spread it onto their dish as necessary!
A steak taco with corn salsa and an avocado cream drizzled on top

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this avocado sauce turn brown? Is it safe to eat if it does?

Yes, this sauce will turn brown if left out. The browning is called by oxidization—which means the air hitting the surface of the avocado. It is safe to eat if it does brown, though I recommend scraping the browned portions off the top with a spoon and using the still-green layers below.

What is avocado sauce made of?

This recipe calls for avocado, freshly squeezed lime juice and sour cream. We season it with salt and pepper.

What goes with avocado cream sauce?

You can pair this sauce with almost anything, from tacos to sandwiches and more! It just depends on what sounds good to you.

How long does avocado crema last in fridge?

This will last 1-2 days in the fridge.

A bowl of avocado sauce from above on marble with a blue towel

Quick tips for the best creamy avocado sauce

  • Double or triple the recipe for a party or a backyard barbecue! If you’re serving a crowd, you want to have enough of this goodness to go around!
  • Use a ripe avocado. You want the avocado to be soft to touch (without feeling mushy.) This will provide the best flavor and texture to this avocado crema recipe.
  • How to store leftover avocado cream sauce: Transfer to a food storage container. Place plastic wrap directly on top of the sauce, pressing down to push out any unwanted air, then cover with the food storage container lid. This will help prevent browning. Refrigerate for up to a day.
A bowl of Avocado Cream Sauce on marble with a blue towel
Yield: 4 servings

Avocado Cream Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Avocado Cream Sauce is a three-ingredient condiment that’s perfect for tacos, burgers and more! This homemade avocado sauce recipe comes together in 5 minutes and tastes amazing!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado (~7.5 oz. with seed)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice the avocado open. Remove the seed.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado into a food processor.
  3. Measure in the lime juice and sour cream.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Taste, then add salt and pepper as necessary.
  6. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight food storage container. Place a layer of plastic wrap directly on top of the avocado sauce, so as to prevent browning, and refrigerate for up to a day before serving.

Notes

This avocado sauce makes enough for dipping or serving alongside tacos, quesadillas and more. You may double the recipe if you want more, but keep in mind that it does not store super well, so you’ll want to eat it fast.

Make sure to use a very ripe avocado for this recipe.

How to store leftover avocado cream sauce: Transfer to a food storage container. Place plastic wrap directly on top of the sauce, pressing down to push out any unwanted air, then cover with the food storage container lid. This will help prevent browning. Refrigerate for up to a day.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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