I was hosting a Mexican themed party that included salsas, tacos, bean dip, margaritas, etc. Since some of the attendees don't like their food spicy, I decided to go easy on the spices for the taco filling but decided to whip up this Habanero Avocado Cream Sauce for those that wanted a little kick from their tacos.
I’m going to warn you ahead of time, this sauce is VERY hot. I’m sure you could dial it down by not using all the seeds from the Jalapeños and Habaneros, but I was wanted to make a super-hot sauce available to my guests.
I suggest keeping the sauce in an airtight container for no more than a couple of days. This sauce will start to turn brown (because of the avocados) after a few days.
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🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🥑 How to Pick the Perfect Avocado
Choosing the wrong avocadoes will ruin your dish. Basically you want a perfectly ripe Avocado. This is a great article on how to select the perfect avocado.
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🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
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📋 What ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Habanero Avocado Cream Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Tomatoes, Jalapeños, Habaneno, Avocados, Lime Juice, Garlic Cloves and Olive Oil.
🥣 How to Make Habanero Avocado Cream Sauce
Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Remove the stems from the jalapeño and habanero. Add the jalapeños, habaneros and tomato to the saucepan and boil for 10 minutes (save the water).
Place boiled peppers and tomato into a blender. Add the 3 avocados (cut, peeled and seed removed). Add lime juice, garlic, olive oil and ¼ cup of the saved water. Blend for 3 minutes or until creamy.
Habanero Avocado Cream Sauce
- 1 Tomatoes
- 2 Fresh Jalapeño
- 1 Habanero Pepper
- 3 Avocados
- 3 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 6 tablespoon Olive Oil
- Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Remove the stems from the jalapeño and habanero. Add the jalapeños, habaneros and tomato to the saucepan and boil for 10 minutes (save the water).
- Place boiled peppers and tomato into blender. Add the 3 avocados (cut, peeled and seed removed). Add lime juice, garlic, olive oil and ¼ cup of the saved water. Blend for 3 minutes or until creamy.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.