The Creamy Green Sauce that goes perfectly with every dinner! Keep this amazing 5-minute sauce on hand and put it on everything!
Creamy Green Sauce is so easy to make and is just about the most versatile sauce ever. I love adding it to burrito bowls, storing it in small containers for meal prep, dipping quesadillas in it, and having it on sandwiches. I’ve started adding it to egg bagel sandwiches and am in love with the combination!
What Makes the Sauce so Green?
It’s filled with delicious, whole, green ingredients. Lime juice, avocado, cilantro, parsley, cilantro, salt, jalapeno, garlic, and olive oil are blended together to make the best sauce.
Also called green jalapeno sauce and creamy jalapeno sauce, this green sauce gets so much of its delicious flavor from the spice in the jalapeno. I love the kick of the jalapeno so much that I often add a second jalapeno in!
This recipe takes so little effort, just throw all the ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and you’re finished.
This creamy Mexican green sauce recipe tastes best when you don’t fully blend it. You should still be able to see visible chunks of the herbs in the sauce.
I mean, look at the bowl of sauce, I’m ready to make some to have with dinner right now.
You don’t even need to serve this sauce with a meal, it’s just as good as a dip for chips!
- 1 avocado (skin and pit removed)
- ½ cup packed fresh cilantro (leaves and stems)
- ½ cup packed fresh parsley (leaves and stems)
- Juice of one lime (about 2 Tablespoons)
- 2 cloves garlic (skin removed and roughly chopped)
- 2 Tablespoons water
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 medium jalapeno (seeds and stem removed - save the seeds)
- ½ Tablespoon sweetener of choice (optional - granulated sugar, maple syrup, or honey all work)
- Place avocado, cilantro, parsley, lime, garlic, water, oil, salt, jalapeno, and sweetener of choice in a food processor or high speed blender. Blend until fully combined.
- Taste and adjust flavor based on preference. If you’d prefer it spicier, add in the jalapeno seeds and blend again.
- Serve with chips, quesadillas, Buddha bowls, or anything you can think of.
If preparing this for people who follow a vegan diet, choose between sugar and maple syrup for the sweetener. Do not use honey.
If omitting the sweetener, err on the side of less spicy to start. The sweetness balances out the spicy heat from the jalapeno. If you don't love spicy food and you're omitting the sweetener, I'd recommend starting with 1/2 jalapeno.
Serving Size:2 Tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96 Total Fat: 9.4g Carbohydrates: 3.4g Fiber: 2.8g Sugar: 1g Protein: .6g
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You could serve this sauce over Peruvian chicken, rotisserie chicken, or over this flank steak recipe by delish.