This creamy, light, bright avocado cream sauce is a hit! It’s vegan and gluten free, rich with heart-healthy fats from the avocado, and the perfect versatile sauce or spread for tacos, dipping, grain bowls. This adaptable avocado cream sauce or spread recipe is an excellent way to eat more plants.
Boy, do I have a treat for you! As with most of what I make, this avocado cream sauce was borne out of trying to use up what was in the fridge. I was trying to think of a new sauce to jazz up my grain bowls and I just so happened to have three really ripe avocados I needed to use…but I didn’t want to do guacamole AGAIN.
All the nutrition benefits of this avocado cream sauce or spread
When food is delicious, it makes me happy…but in all honestly, it makes me 150% happier when the food that I love also is really good for me. This easy avocado lemon cream sauce is packed with nutrition so you’re nourishing your body with each luscious dollop.
Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats and probably contain more gut-boosting fibre than you expect: about 13 grams per fruit. That means this silky little sauce contains a whopping 39 grams of fibre. And fibre is one of the most anti-inflammatory nutrients you can lavish on your body. Avocados also boast plenty of potassium to keep your heart healthy along with B vitamins like folate, for a healthy nervous system.
The flavour of this sauce is too light for my usual extra virgin olive oil, so I’ve used avocado oil – which contains monounsaturated fats that help keep inflammation at bay when compared to most seed-based vegetable oils that contain higher amounts of omega 6 fats.
You are going to want to put this luscious avocado crema on EVERYTHING. It has a silky texture and light, bright flavour that makes it delicious spread on sandwiches, topping a grain bowl or as a dip. It takes just 3 minutes to make…and about that long to devour 🙂 If you’ve been struggling with how to tell if your avocados are ripe enough, check out this trick.
More Vegan Sauce and Spread Ideas
I’m a sauce gal…I believe that any meal is made better by sauce, dip or spread. Here are a few more vegan sauces that you might love!
- Omega 3-rich vegan pesto with parsley, walnuts and whole lemon
- Too good to be true (and nut free!) vegan queso
- Delicious low sugar cranberry sauce for any time of year
- A vegan brown gravy packed with sliced mushrooms
3-Min Vegan Avocado Cream Sauce or Spread
- 3 ripe avocados
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil or other light tasting oil like almond
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- freshly cracked pepper
- pinch lemon zest
- Puree all ingredients in a food processor – or with a handheld blender – until silky smooth. Adjust seasoning and thickness (with extra water) if necessary.