Avocado Crema

AVOCADO CREMA

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This homemade avocado crema is the perfect topping for tacos, bowls, wraps, and more! It is bursting with the refreshing and vibrant flavors of avocado, lime, and cilantro. It adds a creamy and tangy kick to your favorite dishes. What sets this crema apart is that we’ve swapped traditional sour cream for Greek yogurt. It offers a lighter twist without compromising on taste! Get ready to up-level your dishes with this incredibly flavorful avocado lime crema!

Why You Will Love This Avocado Lime Crema

  • This crema comes together easily in a blender or food processor.
  • It is made with simple and fresh ingredients.
  • The lime, cilantro, and garlic add incredible flavor to this crema.
  • The texture is smooth and creamy.
  • Crema is the perfect topping for tacos, burritos, nachos, and more!
  • The base of this healthier crema is Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
  • This crema recipe is naturally gluten-free!

What Is Avocado Crema?

This avocado crema can be thought of as a creamy sauce or condiment. It gets its creamy texture and slightly tangy flavor from the Greek yogurt. This crema is made with avocado, Greek yogurt, garlic, lime, cilantro, and a pinch of salt. Also, this avocado crema is made without sour cream or mayo. It is perfect for tacos and adds so much flavor!

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for avocado crema
  • Avocado: Use one ripe avocado for this crema.
  • Greek Yogurt: We used 0-fat Greek yogurt to lighten up this recipe and give the crema a creamy consistency.
  • Lime: Add fresh lime juice and zest for flavor.
  • Garlic: Add a clove of crushed garlic for another dimension of flavor.
  • Cilantro: The fresh cilantro adds another incredible flavor to the crema.
  • Salt: Add some salt to enhance all the flavors.
  • Milk: As an option, add milk or water to slightly thin out the crema to the desired consistency.

How To Make Avocado Crema

Step 1: Freshly squeeze the lime juice and zest the lime. After that, remove the cilantro stems and roughly chop the leaves.

Step 2: Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Then, scoop the avocado into a blender or food processor.

Step 3: Add the 0-fat Greek yogurt, lime juice, lime zest, crushed garlic, cilantro, and salt to the blender with the avocado.

Avocado crema ingredients in blender

Step 4: Thoroughly blend all the ingredients. As an option, add milk or water to thin out the crema, and blend again. Then, serve the crema and enjoy!

What To Serve With Avocado Crema

There are so many ways to serve this avocado crema. Here are some of our favorite dishes to put this crema on.

  • Tacos: Add this crema to chicken or fish tacos. We added it to our air fryer shrimp tacos.
  • Burritos: This avocado lime crema is a flavorful addition to burritos.
  • Bowls: Add a dollop of crema to burrito bowls, breakfast bowls, or cottage cheese burrito bowls.
  • Wraps: Add it to wraps or sandwiches for a burst of flavor.
  • Quesadillas: Dip quesadillas in this avocado crema.
  • Enchiladas: Enjoy this crema with enchiladas or our slow cooker enchilada bowl!
  • Nachos: Add some of this crema over top of some nachos.
  • Chips: Dip your favorite tortilla chips in this crema for a delicious snack.
  • Burgers: This crema is a wonderful topping idea for burgers.
  • Salad: Turn this crema into a salad dressing to use for salads. Add milk to thin it out until the desired dressing consistency is reached.
Avocado lime crema on tacos

Expert Tips

  • Add Water Or Milk: To make the consistency of the crema thinner, add 1-3 tablespoons of water or milk until the consistency you want is reached.
  • Greek Yogurt To Use: You can use fat-free, full-fat, or 2% Greek yogurt in this recipe.
  • Blend: Thoroughly blend all the ingredients so the crema is smooth and creamy.
  • Ripe Avocado: Use a ripe avocado for this recipe.
  • Fresh Lime: Buy a lime so you can freshly squeeze the juice and add some lime zest.
  • How To Zest Lime: Use a zester to zest the green part of the lime. Avoid the pith, the white part, as it is bitter. Add 1/8 teaspoon of lime zest to this crema.

Storage Instructions

Enjoy this crema after making it while it is fresh. If you have leftover crema, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Variations

  • Garlic Cloves Substitution: If you don’t have a fresh garlic clove, use 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder instead.
  • Greek Yogurt Alternative: If you don’t want to make this crema with Greek yogurt you can replace it with regular or light sour cream.
  • Add Mayonnaise: If you want, add a touch of regular or light mayonnaise for another dimension of flavor and creaminess.
  • Heat: For some heat, blend in some seeded jalapeño to taste.
  • Cilantro Variation: If you don’t like the flavor of cilantro, you can omit it from this recipe. Or, substitute it with fresh basil or flat-leaf parsley.
  • Make It Vegan: To make this avocado crema vegan and dairy-free, use your favorite plain plant-based yogurt.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Avocado Crema Healthy?

Yes, this avocado crema is healthy and lightened up. It is made with fat-free Greek yogurt. There isn’t any sour cream, mayonnaise, heavy cream, or buttermilk in this recipe. Also, it is made with healthy, simple ingredients such as avocado, lime, and cilantro.

Can I Make Avocado Crema Ahead Of Time?

While you can make this crema ahead of time, it’s not recommended, as it may start to go brown the longer it sits out or sits in the fridge. We recommend making it when you are going to serve it. Plus, it’s super easy to whip up in the blender in about five minutes.

How Long Will Avocado Crema Last?

This avocado crema will last up to two days from making it when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It is best enjoyed fresh after making it.

Will Avocado Crema Turn Brown?

If not enjoyed fresh after making it, avocado crema may start to turn brown. However, to prevent this from happening, you can place a piece of plastic wrap over top and keep it stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Or, add a small splash of lime juice over the top.

Do I Have To Use A Ripe Avocado?

Yes, you have to use a ripe avocado to make this crema. If you need your avocado to ripen quicker, place it in a brown paper bag with an apple or a banana and keep the bag at room temperature. This will help speed up the ripening process.

Can You Freeze Avocado Crema?

I don’t recommend freezing this avocado crema because it will alter the texture of the crema. You want the texture of the crema to be smooth and creamy. However, you can refrigerate this crema if needed.

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AVOCADO CREMA

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 2 votes
Course: SidesCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

43

kcal

This avocado crema is the perfect topping for tacos! It’s made with Greek yogurt and is bursting with the vibrant flavors of avocado, lime, and cilantro.

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized ripe avocado

  • 1/3 CUP 0-fat Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1/8 teaspoon lime zest

  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1-3 tablespoons of milk or water, optional, to thin out the consistency of the crema

Directions

  • Freshly squeeze the lime juice and zest the lime. Also, remove the stems from the cilantro and roughly chop the leaves.
  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Then, use a spoon to scoop the avocado into a blender or food processor.
  • Add the 0-fat Greek yogurt, lime juice, lime zest, crushed garlic, cilantro, and salt to the blender with the avocado.
  • Thoroughly blend all the ingredients until smooth. As an option, add milk or water to thin out the crema to the desired consistency, and blend again. Then, serve the crema and enjoy!

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Notes

  • WW Points™: 1 point per serving
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories43
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 3.3g 5%
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 153mg 7%
  • Potassium 113mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 2.5g 1%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.5g 4%
    • Sugars 0.5g
  • Protein 1.4g 2%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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