This simple creamy avocado lime crema is the perfect topping on a variety of dishes. It can be used as a dip, sauce, or just drizzle on top of everything from salad and nachos to chicken and quinoa bowls and takes just 5 minutes to make.
I love avocados, but I am not someone who will stick a sliced avocado on something and call it a day. I need more of a flavor boost.
Guacamole is great, but there is a time and place for it when it comes to cooking. It provides a nice chunky and powerful flavor, but sometimes you need something a little creamier to use instead of guacamole.
That’s why I developed this Avocado Crema recipe to top any dish you want avocado on. It’s specifically made without cilantro in it, but feel free to add some fresh cilantro herbs if you love them.
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What is Avocado Crema?
Avocado crema is an avocado sauce with a cream base. It combines avocado, cream, and other fresh ingredients to create a topping to many entrees.
Avocado Crema Vs. Guacamole
Although avocado crema and guacamole are both made from avocados, they are completely different.
Avocado Crema is a creamy sauce that is smooth in texture and processed in a food processor or blender. It is made from a cream base, typically sour cream.
Guacamole is chunkier in texture without any added cream. It includes chunks of avocado and typically contains tomatoes.
Guacamole is used in recipes as an ingredient while the avocado crema is used as a topping. You may use guacamole within a taco or chicken recipe, but avocado crema is best drizzled on top.
How to Make Avocado Lime Crema
This avocado lime crema recipe is so simple.
Before cutting into an avocado, wash it off like normal produce. Although you do not eat the avocado skin, any bacteria on the avocado can be transferred inside of it when slicing it open with a knife.
Cut the avocado in half then remove the pit (or seed) by hitting it with a knife blade and pulling it out.
Slice the avocado halves into slices vertically and then horizontally making small cubes. Be careful not to cut through the skin or it can be tough to pull out the actual avocado.
Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado and place it in a food processor.
Since this recipe is pureed in a food processor, you can skip slicing the avocado and just scoop it out. I find it helpful to separate the avocado making it easier to blend.
Put the sour cream, lime juice, sea salt, and garlic clove in the food processor with the avocados.
Puree the avocado sauce until you get a smooth consistency.
Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Will This Avocado Lime Crema Turn Brown?
Although avocados turn brown once opened, the lime juice in this recipe will prevent it from browning. Read more about why it stops browning in this experiment.
Is It Okay to Eat Brown Avocados?
I’m sure you’re reading this thinking, but I’ve eaten avocados with brown on them! Is that okay? Yes, eating avocado with browning on it is perfectly okay to eat, just as apples that are browning are okay as well.
Can This Avocado Cream be frozen?
I have personally never tried freezing this recipe and do not recommend freezing anything with a dairy cream in it.
Is Avocado dip Healthy?
Avocado Crema is made primarily from fresh ingredients. It is vegetarian and contains only about 5 grams of carbs, making it
What Can You Eat This Avocado Lime Crema With?
The best part about this recipe is how versatile it is. The avocado sauce can be used drizzled on chicken, as a dipping sauce for nacho and chips, or even in tacos and quinoa bowls.
Recipes to Enjoy This Crema With:
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos
- Air Fryer Nachos
- Chicken Fajita Wrap
- Chili Lime Quinoa Buddha Bowl
- Leftover Steak Fajitas
- Mango Habanero Salsa
- 2 avocados
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 small garlic clove
- Slice the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out into a food processor.
- Add the sour cream, lime juice, sea salt, and garlic clove into the food processor.
- Puree until mixture is smooth.
- Enjoy immediaely or store in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.