Dips and Dressings

Tilapia with Avocado Sauce

tilapia avocado sauce

Even though nobody in my family will eat fish, they ate this Tilapia with Avocado Sauce! It’s really quick and easy to make, and healthy. And the best thing is that you can make this avocado sauce even if the avocado’s aren’t quite ripe! Just pop it in the food processor and you’re done! I served tilapia with a side of roasted corn, pico de gallo and fresh asparagus…yummy and healthy!


tilapia avocado sauceWHY? 

Tilapia is a mild-tasting, freshwater fish that provides us with a host of vitamins and nutrients: selenium, phosphorous, and off the charts in B1 and Vitamin D; it also provides Omega 3 essential fatty acid (EFA), but not nearly as much as salmon.


Soak tilapia in fresh lime juice for about 20 minutes. Then, in a heavy bottomed skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil and bring to medium heat; place fish in pan and let cook for about 8 minutes; flip and cook another 4-8 minutes until fish is done in the middle. Pour warm avocado sauce over fish, top with pico de gallo and enjoy!tilapia in lime juice

Roasted Corn: No need to fire up the grill

In a big bowl, soak corn in milk. WHAT? MILK??? Yes! The sugars in the milk permeate the corn kernels, resulting in a caramelized roasted corn. Heat a heavy bottomed (cast iron) skillet on medium high heat, put the corn in the skillet and let it roast; turn the corn to make sure all of the kernels are roasted. Then, stand the corn on end and using a sharp knife, slice off the roasted kernels.

corn in milk


roasted corn

Avocado Sauce: 

In a food processor, puree avocado with oil, onion and garlic; chill and serve as a dressing or warm and serve as a sauce.avocado sauce

Avocado Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
chill for
15 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Light creamy avocado sauce works well as a salad dressing or an accent for fish! 

Course: Salad Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 cups
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 avocado , peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a food processor, pulse all ingredients EXCEPT oil

  2. Slowly drizzle oil into food processor while pulsing to obtain desired consistency of sauce

  3. Cover and chill for 15 minutes for dressing; for sauce, heat in a saucepan and serve over fish 

Recipe Notes
  • Avocado sauce can be served as a dressing or a sauce for fish, tacos or steak


  • Reply


    April 29, 2018

    I’m really looking forward to trying this recipe. Can I exchange the mayo with Greek yogurt?

    • Reply


      April 29, 2018

      Hi Delores!!! You can exchange Greek yogurt for mayonnaise, but the sauce might be too thick for a salad dressing…in that case, add a little oil and puree until you get the desired consistency.

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