Avocado cream with a little kick from chipotle in adobo. Great for sandwiches, pasta sauce, or add to a little olive oil for a salad dressing.

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If you’re looking for a versatile little sauce that takes minutes to make, look no further. In the past week I’ve used it on these arepas, as a pasta sauce, and added it to a little olive oil for a salad dressing.

And I’ve eaten it straight up, out of the jar.

I can see this tossed into some warm farro topped with roasted tomatoes and spring onions too, but that one is still just an idea in my head. And for the omnivores in your family, this would be great on roast chicken.

Keep it in the refrigerator and use it within a week.  As a heads up, it will turn slightly brown after a couple of days, from the oxidation of the avocado. When that happens, I just stir it really well, and I’m good to go.

If you make it, I’d love to hear how you use it!

Avocado Cream

     by Susan Pridmore

     Makes 1 cup

       Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


Pit and peel the avocados and place in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade. It’s not important to chop them up.

Coarsely chop the garlic cloves and add all of the ingredients to the bowl with the avocado.

Whirl like crazy until a fairly smooth purée is formed.

Store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it. Use within several days of making it.

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  1. lizthechef May 2, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    Delightful – love this!
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  2. Jerry | Simply Good Eating May 2, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Avocado goodness like this is even more versatile then ever. I would love this as a sandwich spread or with some pasta. Yummy!
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  3. Maggie May 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Stick the acocado pit into the jar with the sauce, that will help keep it from turning.

    • The Wimpy Vegetarian May 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      Oh my gosh – you know I read that some time ago, and completely forgot all about it! Thank you so much for the reminder. I’m traveling today, but I’m going to add that!!
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  4. mjskit May 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Sounds very tasty to me! I can’t believe how creamy you got it. I want to stick my finger in the bowl. :)
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  5. Julia May 3, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    By golly, I’d put this on everything! This avocado cream should be in every single breakfast burrito on the planet. Definitely! I adore chipotles in adobo and I can tell I’d addict myself to this sauce in an instant! :)
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  6. sunithi May 3, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Simple & lovely ! My kind of recipe. Have to pick up some avocados & try this !
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  7. EA-The Spicy RD May 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    Looks delicious & I just pinned your Arepas recipe which looks amazing! Happy Cinco de Mayo and congrats on your new house. How exciting!!
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  8. Hannah May 8, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Love this, Susan! I have ripe avocados right now and I’m going to mix up a batch. I’m picturing egg salad…
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  9. Terra May 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Okay hubby and I are so making this delicious sauce this weekend, YUM! Thank you for sharing!!! I may need to use Greek yogurt, I can’t eat a lot of sour cream. This looks fabulous! Hugs, Terra

  10. Fig May 14, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    This is wonderful. Must make! (thanks for sharing!)
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