Next time you make quesadillas, you need to make this quesadilla sauce. It's an easy recipe that will take your tex-mex to the next level.
- 🥰 Why You'll Love this homemade quesadilla sauce
- 🧀 Ingredients & Substitutions
- ❓ What are tomatillos, and where to find them?
- 🔪 How to Make Creamy Quesadilla Dipping Sauce
- 🥗 Things to Dip into this Creamy Avocado Dipping Sauce
- ❓ Questions
- 🧊 How To Store Homemade Quesadilla Sauce
- The Best Quesadilla Dipping Sauce
- Want more Tex-Mex sauce to try out?
🥰 Why You'll Love this homemade quesadilla sauce
- This creamy and tangy sauce has 6 simple ingredients.
- It's dairy-free and has no sour cream.
- It's not just for your homemade quesadillas. It's a versatile sauce great for nachos, burrito bowls, tacos, or on a taco salad as a salad dressing!
If you need a good chicken quesadilla recipe for your creamy avocado and tomatillo sauce, check out my recipe for the best-shredded chicken quesadillas.
If you need a list of sides to go with your quesadilla, check out this list of 20+ easy sides for quesadillas.
🧀 Ingredients & Substitutions
Avocado: If you need help picking the best avocado, Avocado's from Mexico has a great guide.
Tomatillos: If you aren't quite sure what a tomatillo is or how to find them ( they are easy to find), I have a whole section below on them.
If you don't want to use tomatillos, you can substitute 2 for juice from 1 lime. The overall flavor won't be as complex, but you will get the acid you need for this sauce.
Green Onion: Just use the light green to the dark green part.
Jalapeno Peppers: Remove the stem and seeds before adding to the blender. One jalapeno with no seeds will give you a very mild sauce.
Garlic Clove: A garlic clove will give you better flavor, but you can use ⅛th of a teaspoon of garlic powder in its place.
Water: Water will help to make the sauce creamy. Start off with 2 tablespoons and add more if you want a thinner sauce.
Full ingredient list with quantities in the recipe card below
❓ What are tomatillos, and where to find them?
Tomatillos look like small green tomatoes wrapped in a papery green/ brown husk. Inside the husk, the tomatillo is bright green and a little sticky. They have a sour citrusy flavor.
When buying tomatillos, look for firm, green fruits with intact husks. Avoid the ones with any signs of decay.
To use them, rip off the husks, and rinse the tomatillos to remove any stickiness.
They can be found near peppers, tomatoes, or tropical fruit in the grocery store. Each store is different.
I've always been able to find them, and I live in Upstate New York. I think there is a good chance your store has them. If not, you can substitute 2 tomatillos with the juice from one lime.
🔪 How to Make Creamy Quesadilla Dipping Sauce
Step 1: Add ingredients to a blender and blend until you get a creamy sauce.
Step 2: Blend until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add more water until you get the consistency you want.
Make sure to remove the jalapeno seeds before adding them to the blender. If you don't, the sauce will come out pretty spicy.
If you want a spice sauce, I would still remove a vast majority of the seeds.
🥗 Things to Dip into this Creamy Avocado Dipping Sauce
- Ground Turkey Quesadilla
- Crispy Baked Beef Tacos
- Slow Cooker Brisket Tacos
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
- Walking Taco Bake
How do I make a good quesadilla?
- Preheat the pan before adding your quesadilla to it.
- Make sure to add enough cheese. I like using at least ¼ cup of cheese for every taco-sized tortilla I use.
- Make sure the filling is seasoned. I like using taco seasoning or quesadilla seasoning.
- Don't underestimate a good topping, Pico de Gallo or a creamy avocado sauce (like this one 😉) will take a simple cheese quesadilla to the perfect quesadilla.
🧊 How To Store Homemade Quesadilla Sauce
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
The Best Quesadilla Dipping Sauce
- 1 avocado
- 2 tomatillos husked and rinsed
- 2 green onions only the green parts
- 1 jalapeno deseeded
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tablespoon water
- ½ teaspoon table salt
- Add ingredients to a blender and blend until the sauce is smooth.
- If the sauce is too thick, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you get the consistency you want.
- 1 serving is about ⅓ cup