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Smoky Avocado Sauce


Made For: Dipping fries or smothering sandwiches. I slather freshly baked buns with this and top with baked kale and grilled onions, which is a real treat.

Perfect With: Heftier potato pals like waffle fries, baked potatoes, and potato wedges, or for crowning your favorite veggie burger.

Why It’s Awesome: Waffle fries are an especially hearty breed of fry. And they demand a thick, flavor-packed sauce that can stand up to the dipping. This sauce is that – creamy from avocado and Vegenaise, slightly smoky from the smoked paprika and chipotle, and just a pinch of sea salt to mimic the saltiness of the fries. I’ve served this at parties and it’s always a big hit. I also have been known to fold in grilled onions and slather generous amounts on a veggie burger. When that happens, all is right with the world.

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  • 1 avocado, very ripe
  • 2 tbsp Vegenaise (this works well with the soy-free version, as well)
  • 1/2 tsp ground chipotle
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 6 generous grinds of Trader Joe’s South African Smoke Seasoning (if you haven’t tried this, it will change your life. I seriously am impotent in the kitch without it.)
  • Optional: 1 – 2 tsp of water or cooled vegetable broth, if desired to make sauce runnier
  • Optional: Sea salt to taste


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Step 1

Assembly: Remove ripe avocado from peel and place in a medium bowl. Add in the Vegenaise and mash together until smooth. Mash in chipotle, paprika, and smoke seasoning to taste. Hold sea salt (the TJ Smoke Seasoning has salt in it and may be enough for you sweeties) until the end to taste. I like the sauce to have quite a bit of body, so I don’t add water – if you like a more liquified sauce, whirring in the blender with 1-2 tsp of water will do it for ya. Mash together until smooth, scoop in to a pretty dish for dipping, and serve. Crown with more smoked paprika for presentation.

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