7.02.2014

How to Top Your Tacos

How do you like to top your tacos? Do you like them with cheese? Sour cream? Guacamole? Pico de gallo? Tapatio or another hot sauce? I love to put sour cream for sure on my tacos and guacamole. Heck I could make a meal out of guacamole and chips. I saw a recipe on Pinterest that peaked my interest  - avocado cream sauce that doesn't have any dairy in it at all. Would this avocado cream sauce replace my much loved guacamole? There was only one way to find out, make the sauce!

Sean is very much a sauce guy, he is always asking for some sort of sauce whether it is for his beloved Chick Fil-a sandwich (2 packets of Chick Fil-a sauce, 1 honey mustard, 1 ranch, yes I know and remember this), or when we are having an Asian dish for dinner he needs soy sauce on top. He is always asking for sauce so I made it partially for myself to try out a new recipe and for him because he always need a sauce on top of his tacos.

To make the sauce you need: 1/2 ripe avocado, 3/4 cup cilantro leaves (just leaves, no stalk), juice of 1 lime, 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/8 teaspoon salt.

You make the sauce in your food process or blender, how nice and easy is that!
In your food process add all the ingredients and blend.




If the sauce is a little thick, add some water to thin it out a bit. You make sauce this sauce before you serve it or ahead of time, which I usually do.
I have made this sauce twice, once for black bean tacos and for Monday night's dinner on chicken tacos. We drizzled the sauce over our tacos and enjoy!! The second time I made this sauce I didn't have any limes or lemons so I used my lemon essential oil and it added the perfect amount of citrusy freshness.
It was a very simple and easy recipe to make that produced yummy results!

21 comments:

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

I think I could eat avocado and cilantro by the spoonful, so this just made my mouth water!

birdie to be said...

Love the sound of this. I love avocados and this is great guacamole alternative!

Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M said...

That looks ridiculously delicious! I may have to make that next week!

Simply LKJ said...

OMGosh...I am so going to have to try this! I can no longer eat tomatoes due to an allergy, and am always looking for some other sauce to put on my mexican food!!

brooke lyn said...

minus the cilantro this looks awesome!

Emily {All You Need is Love} said...

We love avocados and cilantro around here never thought about mixing the two! Thanks!

Shelby Recent Somethings said...

Wow will need to whip this up next taco night (and not buy cilantro ahead of time since it seems to die in like 24 hours!?).

Sarah said...

yummy! :) I was just thinking, no way would my husband want me to make just 1/2 an avocado worth...hehe

MakeMeUpMia said...

That looks amazing!!! Yes, we top ours with everything- sour cream, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and guac :)

Becky M said...

This looks so good!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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Kelli @ A Deeper Joy said...

Mmmm that looks delicious! We're so sauce people too! At Chick-fil-a, I know which 3 I have to have and my hubby has to have.

Sienna said...

this looks delicious! such a great way to change up the same old tacos

awhite said...

This looks and sounds awesome! YUM!
Hope you have a great holiday weekend, doll! :)

-Ashley
http://lestylorouge.com

helen said...

yum! meg, i always enjoy your recipes :)

lauren, curious constellation said...

I'm definitely going to have to try this out!

Nat said...

Yum!! I need to try this! I love sour cream and avocado on my tacos so this might be a fun change

Katie Elizabeth said...

Definitely trying this! I think tonight!! It looks sooo good!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

So did you determine if it was yummy enough to replace the guac or just yummy/a nice change?

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

It sounds delicious! And your husband sounds like mine. He is always topping whatever we eat with some sort of sauce! He really likes the honey mustard sauce from Chick Fil A. ;)

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oh my! My mouth is watering! :) I absolutely love guacamole! I must try this! Thanks for sharing!

Ashley R said...

This looks amazing. I sure love avocados! :)