Cilantro Lime Avocado Sauce for Tacos

Cilantro Lime Avocado Sauce for Tacos

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


Tangy cilantro merges with hints of lime, garlic, avocado and cashews in this heavenly Cilantro Lime Avocado Sauce for Tacos.



  • 1.5 cups raw, unsalted cashews soaked in boiled hot water for 1 hours or overnight
  • 1 ripe avocado pitted and coarsely chopped¬†¬†
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 23 large garlic cloves minced
  • juice from 1 large lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 jalapeno (leaves seeds in if you like it hot)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup filtered water


  1. Soak cashews in water that you brought to a boil and removed from heat for at least 1 hour. If you prefer, you can soak overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse cashews after soaking.
  3. Place all ingredients except water in high-speed blender of food processor. Pulse just until combined. Add water, a little at a time. I usually start with 3/4 cup and add more if sauce is too thick.
  4. Drizzle over your favorite dish and enjoy.


  • My cilantro lime avocado sauce is not just for tacos. Use on any dish to which you wish to add more flavor.
  • Make sure you process long enough that the cashews are completely blended into the mixture. Chunks of cashews are not cool for this recipe.
  • Store in an airtight, glass container or jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired

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