This avocado sauce recipe is creamy and zingy: and magically stays green for days! Use it as a dip or on tacos, bowl meals and more.

Avocado sauce

Here’s a back-pocket sauce every home cook needs: this quick and creamy Avocado Sauce! All you need are 4 ingredients, plus salt. Give them a whiz in a blender, and dip in a spoon. It’s creamy, savory, zingy and overall fantastical (yep, now we’re making up words). Even better: it magically stays green in the refrigerator for days! No tricks needed: unlike its cousin guacamole. Come, unleash the magic of this green sauce!

Ingredients in avocado sauce

Hope you love short ingredient lists as much as we do, because this avocado cream sauce delivers a punch of big flavor with limited ingredients. This is especially helpful for a recipe that you’ll likely be whipping up while trying to make a main dish, too. Even better, meal prep this sauce at the beginning of the week and use it for meals all week long. Here’s what you’ll need, plus salt (or jump to the recipe below):

  • Ripe avocado
  • Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • Lime
  • Cilantro
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The magic of Greek yogurt

Creamy Greek yogurt is often used as as substitute for sour cream in sauces, and here we’ve used it as the base for this tasty cream sauce. Yogurt adds a nice zing to the flavor, and even better: it cuts calories by about one third.

One cup of sour cream is 445 calories, whereas 1 cup of Greek yogurt is 100 calories. Since the flavor is usually just as good, we typically use Greek yogurt in all our sauces and dressings. It’s the magic behind healthy salad dressings like our favorite Green Goddess dressing.

Storage info & how it stays green

This avocado sauce is not only tasty and versatile: it stays green for days. That’s right: no crazy tricks like putting water or plastic wrap on it like you’ll hear to do with guacamole. How does it work? The acidity in the lime juice naturally makes the avocado stay green. Sounds crazy, but try it: it works!

This avocado sauce stays good in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. (Full disclosure: we stored it even longer and it still tasted great!) So it’s great for meal-prepping at the beginning of the week and using all week long.

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Ways to use avocado dip

This avocado sauce is so versatile: you can use it on tacos, as a dip, or as a drizzle for bowl meals. Here are a few ideas for using this magic green sauce:

Salmon tacos

More green sauces

There are lots of ways to make a killer green sauce: this avocado sauce is one of our favorites! But if you like this one, also try:

This avocado sauce recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Avocado sauce

Easy Avocado Sauce

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


This avocado sauce recipe is creamy and zingy: and magically stays green for days! Use it as a dip or on tacos, bowl meals and more.


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (1 large lime)
  • 2 handfuls fresh cilantro, leaves and tender stems
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Cut the avocado in half, pit it, and scoop both halves into a food processor (or small blender).
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Store in a covered jar for up to 5 days refrigerated: it stays green without special storage instructions (unlike guacamole). 
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Avocado sauce, avocado cream sauce

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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