Avocado Lime Crema

If you are looking for a creamy topping for tacos or salads, look no further. Made with fresh ingredients like avocado, lime, sour cream or Greek yogurt, and cilantro, Avocado Lime Crema is perfect on fish or chicken tacos, nachos, and salads.

Grilled Fish Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema

Mexican-inspired, this crema is sure to become one of your favourite condiments, especially for the summer. This crema is a perfect topping for tacos, nachos, burgers, and many other BBQ dishes. It’s even great as a dip for tortilla chips or vegetables.

What is Avocado Lime Crema?

Avocado Lime Crema is a creamy condiment made from ripe avocados, sour cream or Greek Yogurt, lime juice, and cilantro. It is smooth and creamy and adds a refreshing and tangy flavor to your dishes.

It is not clear where this type of crema originated. But it is a popular condiment in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine.

Ingredients For this Recipe

All the ingredients are simple and easy to find.

Avocados, fresh limes, cilantro, and garlic are the fresh ingredients.

Greek yogurt is mixed with mayonnaise instead of sour cream and olive oil is added to make this creamier.

Rounding out the ingredients are cumin, hot sauce, and salt.

Perfect Result Every Time

Avocado Lime Crema is a Summer BBQ Essential!

Condiments are a big part of almost every summer BBQ, and this crema is one we make often in the summer.

During the summer months, salads are a popular side dish for BBQ chicken or steak. Avocado Lime Crema makes a great-tasting salad dressing. Top your salad with this crema, some crushed tortilla chips, and pickled jalapenos.

It also makes a great dip for veggies. Serve a bowl of this crema with celery sticks, baby carrots, sliced green peppers, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Top your burgers with this crema and some Queso Fresco to add a different flavour to a plain burger.

Other Uses

Drizzle over tacos, burritos, or Nachos. It is especially good on Fish tacos.

It can also be served as a dip for tortilla chips.

Use this crema in coleslaw in place of traditional dressing. This makes a great topping for tacos or as a side dish.

The flavour of this crema is perfect for any Mexican-inspired dish.

Avocado Lime Crema

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Condiment


  • Blender


  • 1 medium-sized ripe avocado, peeled and seed removed
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp kosher sauce


  • Place all ingredients in blender
  • Pulse until smooth and creamy, 3-5 minutes
  • Pour into a squeeze bottle and chill until ready to use.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.


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