Green Taco Sauce

Whilst working on my Texas Egg Rolls my wife commented that they needed something more than just a simple Queso sauce.

Foraging in the the kitchen I came up with some extra Jalapenos, an avocado, garlic. Sounded like a guacamole, but I wanted a sauce like consistency. Sounds like a job for my stick blender …

Just consider this a quite spicy aioli .. Perfect as a taco sauce, or a chip dip.

From Wikipedia:

A dip or dipping sauce is a common condiment for many types of food. Dips are used to add flavor or texture to a food, such as pita bread, dumplings, crackers, cut-up raw vegetables, fruits, seafood, cubed pieces of meat and cheese, potato chips, tortilla chips, falafel, and sometimes even whole sandwiches in the case of au jus. Unlike other sauces, instead of applying the sauce to the food, the food is typically placed or dipped into the sauce.

Dips are commonly used for finger foods, appetizers, and other food types. Thick dips based on sour cream, crème fraîche, milk, yogurt, mayonnaise, soft cheese, or beans are a staple of American hors d’oeuvres and are thinner than spreads which can be thinned to make dips. Alton Brown suggests that a dip is defined based on its ability to “maintain contact with its transport mechanism over three feet of white carpet”.

Dips in various forms are eaten all over the world and people have been using sauces for dipping for thousands of years.

Green Sauce

Spicy avocado and jalapeno dipping sauce
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Ingredient, Sauce, Snack
Cuisine Mex-tex, Southwestern
Servings 2 cups
Calories 257 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 10 ea Jalapeno Pepper Washed, stemmed
  • 6 ea garlic cloves Peeled
  • 1 ea Avocado Pitted, Peeled, quartered
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil
  • 1 ea Lime Zested, Juiced
  • 1/4 ea Sweet Onion Peeled, diced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt To taste
  • 1/4 tsp Honey To Taste

Instructions
 

  • Place peppers, garlic, onion, lime juice and zest, honey and avocado in blender, blend on high
  • Drizzle in oil to desired consistency
  • Taste, balance flavor
  • Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours.

Notes

This can be made rather stiff as a dip, or can be thinned to a sauce like consistency.  The  perfect sauce / dip for tacos or texas egg rolls

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 582mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 54IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 5mg
Keyword avocado, Jalapeno, Sauce, Taco
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  Filed under: Cold, Condiment, Ingredient, Mex-Tex, Sauce, Vegan, Vegetarian

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