Avocado Lime Crema- Are you in need of a change from the usual salsas and guacamole for tacos or nachos? This avocado lime crema recipe is just what you have been searching for! It comes together in a blender in almost no time, and is full of bright flavors. If you are wanting to do a little something different than the usual guacamole or sour cream as condiments, this is the perfect recipe for you. In this post, I’ll show you how to make this easy crema that will add a whole new dimension of flavor to taco night!
Avocado Crema For Tacos
What is avocado lime crema? Crema is a condiment used in Mexico that is a bit thinner than the sour cream we are familiar with in the United States. Typical crema does not have anything added to it, but we are going to punch it up a bit in this recipe. I love it and I think you will too! Something else to love about this recipe is that it requires no cooking!
It is loaded with fresh ingredients and so much better than anything you buy in a bottle. When homemade sauces are this good, you don’t need to buy them! For more information about how this site can help you cook from scratch using fresh ingredients and make more things yourself, please check out the about page!
This version has a kick of lime and cilantro, and avocado adds some extra body and a lovely green color to the finished crema. It’s a wonderful refreshing sauce that not only brings lots of its own flavors, but it adds a cooling effect to help balance out any heat in whatever you serve it with.
I make this almost every time we have tacos or fajitas, and it’s always a hit!
This recipe is proof that you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make something delicious. These ingredients are easily found at almost any store, and if you grow your own cilantro (or any of the other ingredients in this list) that’s even better! If you shop at a Farmers Market or subscribe to a CSA, you may find one or more of these items that way as well.
Avocado- Make sure your avocado is not too soft, but not hard either.
Cilantro- If you like more, add more! If you want less, add less. The amount of cilantro is flexible depending on your tastes.
Sour Cream- You can use light sour cream, or full fat.
Milk- I used one percent milk for this recipe. It helps thin out the crema so it’s not so thick.
Lime- I love the acidic kick and brightness the lime adds to this sauce. You’ll use the juice and the zest.
Salt- You won’t need as much as you might think, and this sauce definitely has less salt than anything premade that you would buy!
How To Make Avocado Lime Crema
You won’t believe how easy this is!
- Prepare the ingredients.
- Add them to the blender and puree until smooth.
Be sure to head to the recipe card for all the notes and tips, along with complete instructions!
What To Do With Avocado Crema
In my house, we love this with tacos! Here are a few more ideas for using avocado lime crema:
- Serve with fajitas
- Dip for tortilla chip or air fryer pita chips
- Serve with sweet potato cauliflower tacos
- Pour over nachos
- Use inside a burrito
- Dip or sauce for Quesadillas
- Salad dressing
- Veggie and crudite platter dip
- Serve with a meal that includes Sopa De Lima
- Topping for scrambled eggs
As you can see, this cream is super versatile, so don’t worry about leftovers. There is always a way to use them!
It is important to note that this is a condiment served cold or at room temperature, similar to guacamole or sour cream. The crema will not taste the same if it is heated up.
If you want to make any adjustments to this recipe, here are a few suggestions:
- You can leave out the cilantro if you don’t care for it, but the crema will not taste quite the same.
- Light or low fat sour cream may be used if you prefer it over full fat.
- Try plain Greek yogurt if you don’t have any sour cream.
- If you want this spicy, add a couple of slices of fresh jalapeno (along with some jalapeno seeds) to the blender.
- For a thinner sauce, add an extra tablespoon or two of milk at the end of blending.
How To Store Avocado Lime Crema
If you have leftovers, they will keep in a container with a tight fitting lid for up to a week. If the crema has separated, don’t worry. It hasn’t gone bad, all you need to do is stir it.
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Avocado Lime Crema is the perfect addition to taco night, and works well with other dishes too! Lots of fresh ingredients and bright flavors abound in this no cook sauce you'll love!
- 1 large Avocado
- 1/2 cup of Cilantro
- 1/4 cup of Sour Cream (I use full fat)
- 1/4 cup of Milk (I used 1 percent)
- 2 Limes
- 1 tsp of Salt
- Zest and juice the limes and set aside to zest and the juice.
- Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh and add it to a blender.
- Tear the leaves off the cilantro stems and add them to the blender.
- Add the 1/4 cup of sour cream and 1/4 cup of milk to the other ingredients in the blender.
- Add the lime juice and zest and the 1 teaspoon of salt.
- Blend until smooth and serve with your favorite dishes.
If you feel that the crema is too thick after blending, add water one tablespoon at a time until you get the desired consistency. You don't want it thin and runny, but it should be a creamy and slightly thicker than pourable consistency. You can also use extra lime juice to thin it out if you don't want to use water.
If you want to use more or less cilantro in this recipe, feel free to adjust to your liking.
Low fat sour cream may be used if you prefer it over full fat.
I used 1% milk in this recipe, but you can use 2% or whole milk as well.
Your crema will keep in a container with a tight fitting lid for up to a week. If it appears that the crema has separated simply give it a good stir before using.
This sauce is great with tacos, quesadillas, nachos, or burritos. You can also use it as a dip or as a salad dressing.
You can easily double the recipe for this crema if you know that you will need a lot of it.
If you don't have a blender, you can also use a food processor to make it.
I have not tested this recipe with non dairy milk or non dairy sour cream, if you give it a try please let me know how it turned out for you!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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