The Greatest Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Meet the new sauce to cover life in.

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If you’ve ever eaten tex-mex, you know they typically offer a red salsa and a green salsa to eat with the tortilla chips.  I’ve always been partial to the red salsa, mainly because growing up the green salsa creeped me out so much that it had a lasting impact into adulthood.

But now, now that there is THE GREATEST Creamy Cilantro Sauce, I feel differently.  

the greatest creamy cilantro sauce |

I was going to share this recipe inside another recipe (does that make sense? Like I was going to tell you what to do with this sauce.) But then!!!! But then I tried it and was like “this is special.  this needs its own post.  this is something people will wanna dip chips in.”

So here we are with dip.

the greatest creamy cilantro sauce |

Into the sauce goes avocado, oodles of cilantro that would make my cilantro-loving sister proud and some store-bought green salsa.  I used a Hatch Salsa from Trader Joe’s.  It worked, but many salsa would work.  Pick your fav and get ready to have a new favorite creamy salsa/sauce to put on bucket of things.

the greatest creamy cilantro sauce |

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Yield: ~1 1/4 cup of creamy salsa

Total Time: 5 minutes


1 large avocado
1 bunch cilantro
1/2 cup store-bought green salsa
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lime, juiced
pinch sea salt
2-4 tablespoons water (depending on how thin you want it)


In a food processor, combine all ingredients until smooth.  Start with 2 tablespoons of water and add more to thin if desired.

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psst. next week I’ll show you what I did with this sauce other than just dip chips in it.


  1. my friend just challenged me to recreate a version of a local restaurant’s spicy cilantro sauce. i did it last weekend. So darn good. love your version!

  2. I used to have a similar aversion to the green salsa, but it is SO GOOD. And then you added avocado and a ton of extra cilantro, which totally takes it to the next level. ?

  3. You should pitch this to chipotle but be sure to say that it cannot be extra ;). 
    I’ve also been a red salsa girl too, but most the time my green salsa did not include avocado. That would make me a green salsa girl!

  4. Yum! This looks a lot like the cilantro pesto I’ve been putting on burrito bowls and slathering everywhere lately! BTW- I’m LOVING your body positivity posts lately. 

  5. I never eat green salsa…because salsa is supposed to be red :) but when it has avocados, then I guess it will be okay!

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