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California Avocado Cilantro Coulis

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:


Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
50 Calories
4.5 g Fat
2 g Fiber
150 mg Sodium
3 g Carbs
California Avocado Cilantro Coulis


If you like cilantro, you will love this California Avocado Cilantro Coulis; the sauce that can be used on almost anything! Try it as a dip for sweet potato fries or as a sauce on grilled chicken, pork or fish.


Serves: 8

1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled
1 bunch fresh cilantro, (about 2 oz.), stems removed
1/2 jalapeño, small, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
5 Tbsp. aquafaba, or garbanzo bean liquid*
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. sea salt, or to taste

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. To a food processor (or high-powered blender), add all ingredients.
  2. Pulse until smooth (about 1-2 minutes).
  3. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator; top potato or use as a topping for salads and sandwiches. Use within 2 days.

Serving Suggestion: Serve as a topping on our California Avocado Loaded Sweet Potatoes, your favorite protein or vegetables.

*Liquid drained from a 15-oz. can of no salt added garbanzo beans. Reserve the beans for another use.

**Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 50
Total Fat 4.5 g (Sat 0.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 0.5 g, Mono 3 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Potassium 185 mg
Total Carbohydrates 3 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugar 0 g
Protein 1 g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Liz is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer in San Diego, California. She owns a nutrition consulting business in which she works with brands to help disseminate key health messaging to practitioners and consumers at large via national speaking, TV segments, and through her strong social media presence. Liz also runs a maternal health private practice in which she specializes in fertility nutrition. She is an author of the Fertility Foods Cookbook published last fall and a blogger at both Shaw’s Simple Swaps and Bumps to Baby. Liz is a freelance writer and serves as a nutrition expert for many national publications, such as Shape, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Muscle and Performance, Fit Pregnancy, Parents and others. Her current position has led her to what she loves most, educating the public at large about the importance of nutrition and health in daily life while connecting individually with those struggling to build their families. Helping to empower others through nutrition is truly what brings Liz joy!

Liz is a registered dietitian nutritionist for the California Avocado Commission. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog are part of their partnership with our organization.


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