This versatile avocado sauce has charred jalapeno, avocado, fresh lime juice, garlic and cilantro – delicious served over grilled tuna steaks. 

Avocado Sauce

We all have that one person in our lives that loves sauce on their food and I made this versatile avocado sauce with them in mind. Sometimes food can be enhanced with a little dipping sauce or drizzle over the top. I think this is what makes restaurant food so delicious – but also sauces can be filled with unhealthy ingredients. The sauce I am serving today is actually healthy for you because it is made with avocado and does not have butter, mayonnaise, or sour cream. 

Avocado Sauce

Last week I was craving grilled fish of some sort. At first we were going to pair this versatile avocado sauce with grilled soft shell crab because they are in season, however, my fish market ran out! Instead we purchased some tuna steaks that were marinated for 30 minutes before grilling and serving this sauce.

I loved this recipe! One avocado makes a large portion and there will be leftovers which you can add to other meals such as a burger, salad or even a pasta salad. Here is the recipe below.

Versatile Avocado Sauce

Avocado Sauce


  • 1 haas avocado, ripe 
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribbed removed for less heat 
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • juice of 1 lime 
  • 1 cup cilantro 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil 
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat a grill and cook the jalapeno until charred, but not burnt, about 5 minutes. Cut off stem, slice in half and remove seeds and inner ribs if desired. This step is optional, you can also put the jalapeno in the sauce without grilling it before hand but I enjoyed the smokey flavor.
  2. In a food processor combine the avocado, charred jalapeno, peeled garlic cloves, juice of 1 lime and pulse until mixture is combined. Next add the water to thin the sauce out followed by the olive oil, cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper to taste. Pulse until smooth or desired consistency, add a touch more water if the sauce is too thick. 
  3. Serve as a sauce over fish or dipping sauce to anything you desire! 

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