paleo sauce recipe for Cilantro-Lime-Avocado topping

Paleo Avocado-Cilantro-Lime Sauce

This easy paleo sauce makes a fresh and lively dressing for salads, an awesome addition to fish or beef tacos, and it’s perfect for spicing up hot-off-the-grill paleo burgers as a topping.

whole30 compliant recipe markIn fact, just about any dish that could use a little extra flavor would be a good candidate for this very versatile sauce.

This creamy paleo sauce is so simple to prepare – just a few minutes in a blender and it’s good to go.

Whip this one up soon and enjoy!

Paleo Avocado-Cilantro-Lime Sauce Recipe

Paleo Avocado-Cilantro-Lime Sauce Recipe


  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp chipotle seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt to taste


  1. Simply add all the ingredients to an electric blender and pulse until smooth
  2. Add up to a 1/4 cup of water to thin if needed
  3. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve


18 replies
  1. Teralyn Pilgrim
    Teralyn Pilgrim says:

    I love, love, love the idea of making a Mexican sauce out of avocados, but the lime was too much for me, especially since I made it with the spicy beef that was also cooked in lime. If I make this again, I’d probably at least half the lime and pour it over a taco that doesn’t already have sour flavoring in the meat.

  2. Shelly
    Shelly says:

    Made this with the skirt steak recipe last night and it was a huge hit! Even the kids loved it. I put it on some eggs the next day and it was AMAZING!!!

  3. Staci
    Staci says:

    Made this tonight. It was a huge hit with my hubby and 2 teenagers. My 13 year old is very picky. I removed the seeds from the peppers, but will leave them in next time. I was a little concerned that it might be too hot. The tortillas were amazing and my kids preferred them to the store bought flour. Total win!!! Everyone loved the green sauce. We topped the tacos with chopped onion, cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce and topped it off with the green sauce and a squeeze of lime. This will be a staple in our house. Thank you so much for sharing this. I shared the recipe and a photo that I snapped on FB. I am new here and can’t wait to dig try more of your stuff.

    • Trina
      Trina says:

      Wow thank you so much Staci…so happy you enjoyed them. And when kids gobble anything healthy up, that’s a real bonus! Thanks again :)

  4. Kath
    Kath says:

    Delicious! Thanks for sharing. I also subbed the olive oil for avocado oil and I googled chipotle seasoning to make as I don’t know if we get that in Australia but i did have chipotle chilli powder so made my own seasoning. Lovely and fresh. My sauce was a lovely green colour as well. Will definitely make again!

    • Trina
      Trina says:

      Thank you Kath! :) I’m so happy you enjoyed. I sure would love to see your country one day. I was just talking to my husband about it last week! :)

  5. Christina
    Christina says:

    I am excited to try this! I have always had this kind of sauce at Mexican restaurants but could never find a recipe that sounded right… how long does the sauce last after it is made and refrigerated?

  6. P@
    P@ says:

    Made this with seared shallots and 1 clove of roasted garlic, garlic powder, and substituted Anaheim chili powder for the chipotle and avocado oil for the EVOO. It came out beautifully. Are it with a spoon!

  7. Shonna May
    Shonna May says:

    I must say, I did not love this sauce. I followed the recipe to a T, as I always do, but mine didn’t even look like the same as the picture. Mine was more brown (due to the chipotle, obviously). I found it too be way too spicy, and I did not love the chipotle. Even the lime juice seemed over-powering. I guess, overall, it was like there were too many flavors happening at once.

    • Trina B
      Trina B says:

      Shonna May, I’m not sure what happened with your sauce turning brown. I have made this several times and it looks just like the picture posted. I know not everyone has the same taste buds and maybe this one just isn’t for you. It happens to be my fav. :) Maybe you would like the avocado ranch dressing I made with our BLT salad. Its very mild, and not spicy at all.


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