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Avocado Sauces

Avocado sauces are here to stay! The incredibly delicious, healthy vegetable wonder can replace any dip, dressing, or spread, both taste- and satiety-wise. Serve it with meat or fish, snacks, or in a salad — you cannot go wrong!

Countless recipes for sauces and pastes featuring avocados have become traditional and proven themselves around the world. Although they do taste amazing, do not be scared to change them and make them your own. Indeed, your experiments with avocado sauces can often turn out better than the classics. Therefore, if an ingredient for the traditional guacamole is missing, we encourage you to add whatever you have at hand — it will turn out perfect anyway!

Classic Guacamole

The classic guacamole will appeal to even those who cannot imagine their life without mayonnaise. Be sure to try it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado;
  • 1 chili pepper;
  • 2 cloves garlic;
  • 1 red onion;
  • ½ lemon;
  • 1 tbsp olive oil;
  • 1 tomato;
  • salt, ground black pepper to taste.

Instructions:

  1. Finely chop onion, chili pepper, and garlic and combine them in a bowl.
  2. Cut avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and transfer it to the bowl with vegetables. To prevent browning, sprinkle the avocado with lemon juice.
  3. Add olive oil. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Mash with a spoon or puree in a food processor.
  4. Refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving.

Avocado and Cheese Dip

Avocado and cheese dip is a very versatile sauce for a wide variety of dishes, as well as the perfect spread for bread.

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado;
  • 3 ½ oz (100 g) cream cheese;
  • 1 tbsp cognac;
  • salt, ground black pepper to taste.

Instructions:

  1. Cut avocado in half and remove the pit.
  2. Puree all the ingredients until homogeneous.

Avocado Mayo

Light avocado mayonnaise has a pleasant green color and a spicy taste due to garlic, pepper, and lemon juice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove garlic;
  • ½ avocado;
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil;
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice;
  • 5 tbsp water or wine;
  • salt, ground black pepper to taste.

Instructions:

  1. Peel garlic and place it in a mortar with a pinch of salt. Using the pestle, smash the garlic cloves to make a smooth paste.
  2. Scoop out the flesh from an avocado half with a spoon and transfer it to the mortar with the garlic and make a paste using the pestle.
  3. Add oil, lemon juice, and pepper to taste and continue to mash until homogeneous.
  4. Add water in small portions and continue to mash the sauce in a circular motion until homogenous after each addition.

Creamy Avocado Mint Sauce

Very tasty dip for warm gatherings.

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz (150 g) cream cheese;
  • 4 mint sprigs;
  • 1 avocado;
  • ½ lime;
  • salt to taste.

Instructions:

  1. Cut avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and transfer it to the blender bowl.
  2. Add mint leaves, salt, and lime juice and puree.
  3. Add cream cheese and puree again.
  4. Refrigerate before serving.

Avocado and Cucumber Salsa

Avocado and cucumber salsa: a staple of Mexican cuisine.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cucumber;
  • ½ avocado;
  • 1 scallion shoot;
  • ⅓ jalapeno;
  • 1 tbsp lime juice;
  • parsley, cilantro;
  • salt to taste.

Instructions:

  1. Peel an avocado half and slice the flesh into cubes.
  2. Slice cucumber into cubes as well. Combine in a deep bowl.
  3. Finely chop a shoot of scallion and jalapeno and add them to the bowl.
  4. Sprinkle with lime juice.
  5. Add chopped herbs, season with salt, and stir.

Simple, hearty, no-fuss avocado sauces come together pretty quickly and make a great accompaniment to virtually any meal. Which of these recipes are you most excited to try? Tell us in the comments.

Valerie

I am an English major with a love of languages and fiction, and with an incurable travel bug. In my free time, I read fantasy, drink copious amounts of coffee, and like to go see movies. Culinary art means everything to me. My main hypostasis is the taster, though. The music school has taught me to appreciate the symphony of airy meringues, to create harmonious overtures of light snacks, hard rock of meat, fish, and vegetables on the grill. Choir classes have accustomed me to hear and feel the people nearby and create perfect harmonies of sounds.

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