This delicious, macro-friendly, dairy-free green sauce is my new favorite! I’m in the middle of figuring out some gut stuff, taking a break from gluten and dairy, and I did NOT want to take a break from my favorite jalapeño avocado dressing. So I made a few changes!

This is perfect for dipping, dunking, and drizzling, on so many of your favorite recipes! It’s easy to make, adds so much flavor to EVERYTHING, and it’s so easy on your macros which means you can go crazy. I don’t like to feel limited in my drizzling.

If you love herbs, and sauces, and tons of flavor while keeping it light, you’re gonna want to make this ahead and have on hand in your fridge. Of course, whipping it up to pair with what you’re cooking is easy enough, but don’t be afraid of making extra! We keep it in the fridge all week. Having amazing, light sauces at the ready is a GAME changer when it comes to macro-friendly meals that DO NOT disappoint.

How to Make Dairy Free-Green Sauce

You’ll Need:

  • Avocado
  • Jalapeño, seeded
  • Garlic (I always use the frozen Dorot cubes– all the fresh flavor, ZERO stinky fingers or work haha.)
  • White balsamic vinegar
  • Cashew milk
  • Lemon juice
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Simply blend everything in a blender or small food processor until pretty smooth. That’s it! You can add a little more vinegar or cashew milk if it needs some thinning, the macros will hardly change since it’s so light.

Dairy free green sauce.

Serving Suggestions for this Delicious Dairy-Free Green Sauce

We eat this on pretty much any grilled protein, roasted veggie, eggs, avocado toast… salads, rice bowls, you name it. I love dipping smashed potatoes or roasted carrot fries. It obviously goes super well with so many of my favorite Mexican dishes— just such a quick and easy way to add a punch of flavor. Here are some of my favorite recipes to pair it with:

Oil-free, Dairy-free Green Sauce

Similar Recipes

If you’re looking for more macro-friendly sauces and dips to keep on hand at your house, my homemade Romesco sauce recipe comes highly recommended by me! Here are a few more of my favorite sauces and dips, 

Lightened Up Chimichurri – Lillie Eats and Tells

Creamy Lemon Basil Dressing – Lillie Eats and Tells

Jalapeno Avocado Dressing – Lillie Eats and Tells (this is pretty much the “dairy version” of this one!)

If you make this quick and delicious dairy-free green sauce or any of my other favorites, be sure to tag me on Instagram @lillieeatsandtells! I want to see what you serve it with!

Dairy Free Green Sauce

The perfect allergy and macro-friendly green sauce to go with your favorite meats, veggies, and recipes.
5 from 4 votes
Course Dressings and Sauces
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 22 kcal


  • 1/2 Avocado (40g)
  • 1 Jalapeño, seeded (20g)
  • 2 cubes Frozen Garlic (10g)
  • 3 Tbsp White Balsamic Vinegar (45g)
  • 3 Tbsp Cashew Milk (45g)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice (15g)
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro (10g)
  • 1/4 cup Parsley (10g)
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes


  • Blend everything in a blender or small food processor until pretty smooth. Add a little more vinegar or cashew milk if it needs thinning! (Macros will hardly change since it's all so light.)


MFP Lillie Eats and Tells Dairy-Free Green Sauce


Serving: 33gCalories: 22kcalCarbohydrates: 2.6gProtein: 0.3gFat: 1.1gFiber: 0.6g
Keywords avocado, balsamic vinegar, cashew milk, garlic, jalapeño

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh my this dressing is soooo good. I’ve just sat with griddled chicken bits and dunked them in it and it’s so delicious 😍😍 I made this sauce but had to substitute balsamic with rice wine vinegar (just added some at a time til I got the taste how I liked)and I just used normal semi skimmed milk rather than cashew (I don’t need dairy free).
    This will be in my fridge permanently along with quick pickled onions.
    Thank you Lillie xx

  2. This sauce is amazing! I used it on one of your flank steak recipes. Thanks for making a dairy free green sauce. Much appreciated!

  3. 5 stars
    This sauce is so good on everything! Tacos, all the meats, salads, etc. I used almond milk and it worked great, also use apple cider vinegar and it all worked. Thank you Lillie!

  4. I can’t find white balsamic vinegar (live overseas). Is regular balsamic ok? Or would you use white or rice vinegar as suv? Can’t wait to try this!

  5. 5 stars
    not sure why i have always been so intimidated about making my own dressings and sauces – but this has proven to me that it’s not only simple, but super delicious!! I have been using this on everything all week and cannot get enough of it!

  6. Will it work with almond or oat milk? I’m allergic to cashews and have a hard time finding dairy free replacements since so many use cashews.