We’re all about sauces around here! They’re such an easy way to add mega flavor to a meal. And this green chutney is one of our favorites!

What is Chutney?

Chutney is a spicy, flavorful condiment originating in India. It’s known for being full of micronutrients and aiding digestion. It can be made from a variety of fruits and vegetables and has since spread to many countries and taken on different forms. (source).

Our inspired version comes together in just 10 minutes with six ingredients and a small blender or food processor (a mortar and pestle would even work).

Chutney is SUPER easy to make: Add all the ingredients and blend.

Cilantro is the herb base, and garlic and lime add zing. Salt and pepper add additional flavor. And sweetener rounds it all out.

Avocado is added optionally for creaminess — an addition we love and recommend. Lastly, just enough water is added so the chutney becomes a smooth and pourable sauce. Mmmmm.


  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro (~1 large bundle as the recipe is written / some stems are okay)
  • Two cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice (1 lime yields ~2 Tbsp or 30 ml)
  • 1-2 tsp sweetener (maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey if not vegan)
  • 2-3 Tbsp ripe avocado for extra creaminess
  • Water to thin (~1/4 cup or 60 ml as the recipe is written)


  • To prepare the chutney, add cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper, lime juice, sweetener, and avocado (starting with a smaller amount and working up for a creamier texture) to a small blender or food processor (or use a mortar and pestle) and mix to combine.
  • Add only enough water to encourage blending and make the sauce pourable. If it gets too thin, thicken it with more avocado or cilantro. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more garlic for spice/zing, salt to taste, sweetener for sweetness, or lime juice for acidity.
  • Chutney will be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. From frozen, let thaw in the fridge overnight before using. Try on Indian-inspired dishes such as our dosas, sweet potatoes, aloo tikki, pakoras, and cauliflower “steak”!

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