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Creamy Avocado Salsa

This creamy Avocado Salsa with a hint of spice is street taco salsita heaven and perfect for dipping. Adapted from a memory of an avocado sauce my mom would make on taquitos and aguacate night for everyone to enjoy. Surely to become a staple friend and family favorite. It’s delicious and made from natural ingredients!

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Ingredients for avocado salsa

Grocery Quick List: ripe avocado, white onion, serrano pepper, garlic, 5% greek yogurt, lime, sea salt.

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  • 2 medium ripe avocados, about 1 heaping cup
  • ¼ of white onion
  • 1 jalapeno, or 1 serrano pepper (use 2 for spicier flavor)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 – 5 oz greek yogurt cup, 5% milkfat
  • ½ cup water
  • 2-3 limes, sliced in half or wedged
  • 1 tsp kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (optional)

Ingredient notes / Variations

Spice – This recipe uses fresh peppers. Remove the seeds for less heat from the fresh serranos or jalapenos. I mix the pepper depending on which I have on hand, but most times use serrano for its stronger spicy flavor.

Need the sauce with no spice? Omit the peppers.

Yogurt substitution: I recommend creamy whole milk greek yogurt. It’s just as delicious and they won’t notice, not to mention, it’s sold in a convenient small portion cup that’s just the right size for making this avocado sauce. Don’t have yogurt on hand? Sour cream, or crema sin sal can be used as a substitute and taste just as great.

Spicy eaters, add 1/2 of a small fresh habanero pepper or double up on the fresh serrano pepper for extra spicy.

Optional Ingredients

Cilantro blended into salsa (optional) – Add it as a side fixing to add its earthy flavor to the sauce, or combine with all other ingredients before blending the batch of aguacate cream sauce.

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender cup: water, avocado, onion, garlic, serrano, yogurt, and salt. Blend for 10-15 seconds until desired creaminess is reached.
  2. Pour avocado sauce into a bowl and squeeze half of a lime onto top of bowl and with spoon, stir in well, about 30 seconds. Follow-up with other half of lime squeezed on the top. Have additional lime wedges for limón lovers on the side. [see pro tip section under storage for more information re: lime]
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Ways to eat [Avocado Salsa]

This tasty aguacate sauce is used as a dressing too. We love it! Add a tablespoon(s) to chopped green salads topped with grated cotija cheese, queso fresco, parmesan, or cheese blend of your choice.

We also love serving this sauce with easy omelettes, quesadillas, tacos, and smoked salmon. Drizzling it over cold penne pasta, pearl tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and a sprinkle of cheese is a comforting treat to self!

Pro Tips / Receta Notes

Recipe yield: 2 cups

Storage: Store any remaining salsa in food safe airtight container, squeeze the juice of a lemon or lime on the sauce to help lessen oxidization (blackening) then cover with lid. This recipe last 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

Fingertips: Remember to wash your hands well when working with chili peppers. Please don’t touch or rub your eyes if your hands have not been thoroughly washed after handling of chilis.

Spice: This recipe uses fresh peppers. Remove the seeds for less heat from the fresh serranos / jalapenos.

Cilantro blended into creamy salsa (optional): Add it as a side fixing to add its earthy flavor to the sauce, or combine with all other ingredients before blending the batch of aguacate cream sauce.

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Creamy Avocado Salsa

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DESCRIPTION

Surely to become a family favorite. This creamy avocado sauce with a hint of spice is street taco salsita heaven. Adapted from a memory of an avocado sauce my mom would make on taquitos and guacamole night with an added bonus: it's made from natural ingredients.
prep: 10 minutes
total: 10 minutes
servings: 12
calories: 60
category: Appetizer, Salsa
cuisine: Mexican
keyword: Aguacate, Avocado, Dressings, Greek Yogurt, Lime, Serrano

Equipment

  • Blender with extractor blade
  • Bowl
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados about 1 cup
  • ¼ onion
  • 1 serrano pepper 2 for spicier sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 5 oz greek yogurt cup 5% milkfat
  • ½ cup water
  • 2-3 limes sliced in half or wedged
  • 1 tsp kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (optional)

Instructions 

  • Place water, avocado, onion, garlic, serrano pepper, yogurt, and salt into a blender and blend for 10-15 seconds until creamy texture is reached.
  • Pour avocado sauce into a bowl and squeeze half of a lime onto top of bowl and with spoon, stir in well, about 30 seconds. Follow-up with other half of lime squeezed on the top. Additional wedged limes to be served on the side for limón lovers.

Notes

Yield: 2 cups
Storage: Store any remaining salsa in food safe container, squeeze the juice of a lemon or lime atop the sauce to help oxidization (blackening) then cover with lid. This recipe last 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
Fingertips: Remember to wash your hands well when working with chili peppers. Please don’t touch or rub your eyes if your hands have not been thoroughly washed after handling of chilis.
Spice – This recipe uses fresh peppers. Remove the seeds for less heat from the fresh serranos / jalapenos.
Cilantro blended into salsa (optional) – Add it as a side fixing to add its earthy flavor to the sauce, or combine with all other ingredients before blending the batch of aguacate cream sauce.
This sauce is also used as a dressing. Add a tablespoon(s) to your mixed green salad topped with some grated cotija cheese, queso fresco, or cheese blend of your choice.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Avocado Salsa
Amount per Serving
Calories
60
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
1
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
197
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
186
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
5
g
2
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
104
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
7
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
11
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Facts
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Equipment

  • Blender with extractor blade
  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Silicone spatula

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