Mountain Mama’s Magic Green Sauce
I hope you’ll love Mountain Mama’s Magic Green Sauce as much as I do. At the very least I hope you’ll love the name as much as I do! 🙂
I can’t take full credit for this super versatile and totally addictive sauce. The idea came from one of my favorite food blogs and I’ve slowly adjusted it over the years to suit my own taste. I make this often for catering because not only does it taste amazing and offer a beautiful, bright hue to an appetizer board but it’s also vegan/paleo/gluten-free/Whole30 (did I miss anything?) so it’s a winner for everyone!
IS IT A SAUCE? A DIP? A SPREAD?
I mostly make Magic Green Sauce and serve it as a dip to serve with fresh cut vegetables and crackers on the side. I always make extra and use whatever is leftover as a spread for sandwiches. I love to slather it on grilled chicken and it’s also super tasty plopped on a plate of scrambled eggs. Another favorite way to use it is sort of like a dressing. The tomatoes are so good right now, I like to cut up a tomato and lightly salt it before spooning some of this sauce over the tomatoes. Don’t be surprised if you make it and find yourself putting it on everything!
MAKING THIS SAUCE COULDN’T BE EASIER
A food processor is key to the success of this sauce. It just won’t have the same texture if you try to do it in a blender or by hand. With that being said if you DO have a food processor than you’re in business. You simply mix all the ingredients together and in 5 minutes you have the easiest, most delicious spread of all time!
WHAT ARE THE BEST INGREDIENTS TO USE?
The beauty of this dip is its versatility. You could swap out the herbs (or at ratio of herbs), the kind of nuts, and use vinegar instead of citrus if you feel like it. The recipe here is my favorite combo but I often modify to use up whatever I have on hand. I prefer lemon and lime over vinegar and I love, love, love the pistachios! Roasted almonds is my back up if I’m out of pistachios but any nut will work! Make sure the avocado is nice and ripe. You can use more jalapeño if you want it spicier or leave it out all together. A white onion will fill in if you don’t have any scallions but using green onions is definitely my preferred choice.
HOW LONG WILL THE SAUCE KEEP?
Mountain Mama Magic Green Sauce will keep in the fridge for up to a week but it won’t last that long….trust me. The sauce doesn’t freeze well so it’s not really something you’d want to make ahead. I think it’s best served the day it’s made and a few days after that. If you do make the sauce I’d love to hear your favorite way to use it!
Happiest of Mondays to you and as always, thank you for reading! Have a great week! xo, Kelley
photos by Kellie Hatcher/recipe by Mountain Mama cooksPrint
This flavor packed sauce doubles as a spread, dip and is absolute perfection.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/2 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed
- 1 large clove of garlic
- 2 scallions- white and green parts
- juice of 1/2 lime
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup avocado oil
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped parsley
- 1/2 cup packed spinach
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup pistachios
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Pulse all ingredients – except pistachios and salt – in a food processor until well incorporated.
- Add pistachios and pulse until mostly smooth- I like a little texture so leave some pistachio bits. Season with salt and give a few more pulses just to mix the salt throughout.
- Serve immediately!
This doubles as a dip for fresh cut veggies or crackers, as a spread on a wrap or sandwich, and it’s awesome on a tomato salad and as a condiment with eggs. It’s great on ALL the things!