California Avocado Cilantro Coulis

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4.5 g
Total Fat
3 g
Total Carbs
1 g
150 mg
 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
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled
bunch  fresh cilantro, (about 2 oz.), stems removed
1/2    jalapeño, small, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
Tbsp.  aquafaba, or garbanzo bean liquid*
Tbsp.  lemon juice
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.

Calories 50
Total Fat 4.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Total Carbs 3 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugar 0 g
Protein 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Potassium 185 mg

Vitamin A 26 mcg; Vitamin C 6 mg; Calcium 9 mg; Iron 0 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 30 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.04 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%; Vitamin D 0%

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

Elizabeth Shaw, MS RDN CLT CPT

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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