Avocado Cream Sauce

avocado cream sauce served with grand aioli
Photo: Chris Simpson
Total Time:
10 mins
Makes about 1 1/4 cups

Avocado is puréed with sour cream and lemon juice until smooth and creamy for this easy, irresistible sauce. The acid found in the sour cream and the lemon will prevent it from browning too soon so you can make it as much as three days ahead. Serve alongside seafood and vegetables for dipping, like in our recipe for Grilled-Shrimp Grand Aioli.


  • 1 large avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled

  • cup sour cream

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Combine avocado, sour cream, lemon juice, oil, and 2 tablespoons water in a food processor or blender; purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to serve, or up to 3 days.

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