Magic Green Sauce

Magic Green Sauce

Every once in a while I manage to come up with something so deceptively simple that I end up making it over and over again. Magic Green Sauce is magical for one major reason: versatility.

This stuff is a topping, a dressing, a dip, and more, and it tastes amazing by itself on a spoon. The best part? You can make it in a blender in less than 5 minutes. You can also make SO many substitutions—cashews for the almonds, kale or chard for the spinach, fresh or dried garlic and onion, and either the beans or the avocado can be left out if you aren’t a fan (but I would not recommend omitting both.)

Let me know if you make something similar at home. I think the key ingredients are FRESH herbs, and the bright, zingy lemon. This recipe is both indulgent and supremely healthy. How great is it that you can make something this tasty at home and treat yourself?!


1 cup almonds, raw 

1 cup water 

1 bag of washed baby spinach

1 whole lemon, peeled

2 cloves fresh garlic

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

I bunch fresh cilantro 

6-8 leaves fresh basil 

1 can pinto beans, drained

1 whole avocado 


Blend all of the ingredients together in a high-powered blender. Taste test to see if any additional salt is needed. Use Magical Green Sauce as a dip for chips or veggies, as a sandwich or pita spread, as a dressing or a topping for pasta with a little nutritional yeast or Parmesan.

Let me know if you try this at home and if you make any changes! I love it when people take my recipes, re-interpret them and run with it.

Daphne Gaghagen

I am a wife and mother of a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl, living in Chula Vista, California! My day job is working from home as a Social Business Manager for IBM. I also maintain my Instagram account, @mommyiloveyousobig. I love weightlifting, yoga, and trying out new recipes. I look forward to traveling the world and experiencing new things with my little family. I spend my free time at the gym, obsessing over Netflix shows, discovering new places and having a beer with the hubby or pals. I love making new mommy friends!

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