My Own Magic Green Sauce

Okay, a Pinch Of Yum’s 5 Minute Magic Green Sauce is really… well… magical. I love it and would put it on anything and everything (make it, really!)… BUT, my oldest has a sensitivity to pistachios and parsley (I know, so odd) and has a really awful reaction… so it doesn’t work for family dinner. And actually, neither does the jalapeño… This means I needed to make my own version of this sauce that is friendly to my house, and my kids gobbled it up!

Easily made in the food processor.

My Own Magic Green Sauce



  • 2 Bunches of cilantro cleaned and rough chopped (stems too!)
  • 1 Medium/large avocado or 2 small avocados
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 3 Garlic cloves peeled
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice (or lime)
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • A few grinds of fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 Cup of cashews


  1. Add all ingredients except nuts in the base of a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. Add in the cashews and pulse until combined – you can leave it with some larger nut pieces like a pesto or process until complete smooth (this is what we do).
  3. Transfer to an airtight container and store in fridge.
  4. I have tossed this with kale for a salad, served over grilled chicken or fish, used as a dip for some spicy sausage and spooned over tacos! Sky’s the limit!
It makes a lot but keeps for a 4 or 5 days in the fridge!                         Put it on everything!



Packed and ready for a lunch box… my kids love it with carrot sticks!


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