Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Creamy, Zesty Avocado Cilantro Sauce



I adapted this from another blog, Guilty Kitchen, and could eat it like hot fudge. It's going to be my summer lover so if you plan on eating at my house in the next few months I dearly hope you like cilantro or it's frozen pizza for you. Just kidding. We also have frozen burritos and occasionally pot pie. Kris likes a little variety.

I served this over chicken with quinoa and while it was delish, I couldn't stop thinking about how it would taste on a burger. Or through a straw. I'll shut up now.

Creamy, Zesty Avocado Cilantro Sauce
* Makes about a cup.
* Adapted from Guilty Kitchen, http://guiltykitchen.com/

Ingredients:
1 small or regular sized avocado (not the softball sized ones)
juice of 1 regular lime
juice of 1 regular lemon (again, not the softball sized ones I see from time to time)
1 large handful of cilantro, stems and all (a heaping packed cup)
1/2 clove garlic, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
pinch black pepper
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Red pepper flakes, optional, or 1/2 chopped jalapeño sans seeds

Directions:
Add the avocado (scooped flesh only, no seed or skin) to a food processor or blender along with the lime and lemon juice, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar, olive oil and pepper/jalapeno if using. Pulse to blend a few times, stopping to scraped down the sides if any chunks are sticking and blend again until smooth.

Taste for seasoning and make any adjustments necessary.

Serve with grilled chicken, steaks, burgers, or whatever you fancy.

10 comments:

StephenC said...

You've made my day. I will no longer post comments here as long as I have to try to decifer the "prove you're not a robot" stuff.

Jenn said...

Oooooohhhhh!!! Girl, you know just how to sweet talk me!! LOVE this sauce, it sounds wonderful. And I love the color. Unfortunately, when I come to visit or make this myself, my Chris will be eating frozen pizza!! lol Oh well... at least there will be more sauce for me!

lisa is cooking said...

Looks fantastic on chicken, and I love the idea of putting this on a burger. Now, I'm thinking of a million other ways I might use it too. I need to make this!

Carole said...

Nice use of avocado. It would be super if you linked this post in to Food on Friday Series which is all about avocado this week.

Mary said...

I know that I would enjoy this. I love cilantro and to have it in this form is a truly great idea. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Natalie {TheShadyAcre} said...

I CAN'T wait to try this!!! It might have to replace the sauce we make for fish tacos...

Carole said...

Great that you linked in to Food on Friday. I have put the recipe title in for you. It would be great if you were to pop back in a day or so to look at the collection of recipes and click on any that take your fancy. Have a good day.

Chocolate Shavings said...

I love how green this sauce is!

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Saskia (1=2) said...

Oh yum. We've been on a Mexican kick this past month. I'm thinking this would be spectacular, dolloped on our chilli beans.