9 Burrito Sauce Ideas

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Burritos are wraps filled with rice, vegetables, meat, and savory sauces for a filling family dinner.

You can fill burritos with creamy, spicy, or sweet sauces.

You can make avocado crema, cilantro lime sauce, chipotle lime crema, sriracha cream sauce and more to fill your burritos with.

Avocado Cream Sauce

Avocado cream sauce is a sauce made out of avocados that is blended with yogurt and herbs to make a tangy, citrusy sauce for burritos.

Avocado cream sauce is made with thick plain yogurt which gives the crema a thick base.

The yogurt mixed with avocado makes the sauce creamy and full bodied. It has a strong lime flavor to the avocado crema that finishes the sauce off well.

Avocado cream sauce is made by combining plain yogurt, avocado, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, fresh lime juice, olive oil, and a little salt in a food processor. To keep the sauce full and thick, the mixture is only “pulsed” in the food processor until it combines.

Avocado cream sauce goes well over shrimp burritos.

Burrito Sauce ideas

Chipotle Lime Crema

Chipotle lime crema is a spicy, creamy sauce for burritos.

Chipotle lime cream is made by combining sour cream, chipotles in adobo sauce, fresh lime juice, lime zest, honey and salt and blending them together. You can thin out the sauce with a bit of water if desired.

Chipotle lime crema goes well with shrimp burritos.

chipotle Burrito Sauce ideas

Cilantro Lime Sauce

Cilantro lime sauce is a yogurt based sauce with a refreshing citrus taste.

Yogurt, fresh lime juice, lime zest, cilantro leaves, olive oil, salt and pepper is placed in a food processor and blended until smooth.

Cilantro lime sauce goes well with chicken burritos, or cauliflower burritos.

cilantro lime Burrito Sauce ideas

Sriracha Cream Sauce

Sriracha cream sauce is a spicy and sweet burrito sauce.

Sriracha and honey are added to a sour cream or Greek yogurt base, and whisked together to combine.

Sriracha cream sauce is best used for Korean BBQ burritos.

Burrito Sauce recipe ideas

Jalapeno Ranch

Jalapeno ranch is a spicy, tangy sauce for burritos.

Jalapeno sauce is made by adding Greek yogurt, diced jalapenos, olive oil, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, garlic, onion powder, salt and dill to a blender, and processing until it’s smooth sauce.

Jalapeno ranch sauce works well for cauliflower burritos or shrimp burritos.

Burrito Sauce for shrimp burritos

Cilantro Lime Ranch

Cilantro lime ranch is a creamy sauce with a hint of garlic.

Cilantro lime ranch can be made using a sour cream base or a plain yogurt base.

Garlic powder and onion powder are added to the base of the sauce to create the tangy ranch flavoring.

Fresh lime juice, cilantro leaves, diced pickled jalapenos and brine, and salt are added the base of the sauce and mixed together until smooth.

Cilantro lime ranch goes well with chicken burritos.

Burrito Sauce for chicken burritos

Salsa Verde

Salsa verde is a spicy green salsa for burritos.

Salsa verde is made with roasted tomatillos. Tomatillos are green tomatoes that come in a paper husk which needs to be removed prior to roasting them.

Roasting tomatillos neutralizes the acidity of the tomatoes, making it a savory base as a salsa.

After the tomatillos are cooked, they are placed in a food processor with finely chopped onions, serrano pepper, fresh lime juice, cilantro and cumin.

Once the salsa has been “pulsed” until the tomatoes are broken up, it’s ready to serve.

Salsa verde is a tangy, spicy salsa you can use on vegan burritos, or chicken burritos.

Burrito Sauce for chicken burritos

Tomato Salsa

Tomato salsa is a juicy, chunky salsa that has a little bite to it.

Salsa adds a ton of flavor to burritos.

Tomato salsa is made by adding whole canned tomatoes, and a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel tomatoes work well) as the base of the salsa.

Finely chopped jalapeno with the seeds removed are added to the salsa, as well as some diced onions.

A few herbs like garlic and cumin are added, and then the salsa can be “pulsed” only in a food processor. Don’t overmix the salsa until it becomes a mush.

Pulse the salsa 7-10 times to get it just perfectly chunky.

Tomato salsa goes well with ground beef, black bean and corn burritos.

Burrito Sauce for beef burritos


Guacamole is a chunky sauce made with mashed avocados.

Guacamole is made by adding diced tomatoes, tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and a pinch of garlic salt to mashed avocado.

Guacamole goes well with black bean burritos, or chicken burritos.

Burrito Sauce for chicken burritos