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    This avocado crema is the perfect topping for your favorite Mexican foods like tacos, nachos and burritos. Made with a handful of fresh ingredients, it takes 5 minutes to make and is a great way to add creamy flavor to so many dishes.

    avocado crema

    We are big fans of Mexica food here, whether it’s tacos, chili, burritos or quesadillas. I just love the bold flavors from this cuisine.

    This avocado crema recipe is the perfect accompaniment to all of these dishes. It’s creamy and cooling and adds a wonderful brightness of flavor to help balance out the spices.

    Super versatile, it’s great on my blackened salmon tacos and baked chicken fajitas.

    Ingredients You Will Need for Avocado Sauce

    • Avocado: Use a ripe avocado that gives a little when you press it.
    • Lime juice: Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.
    • Cilantro: Adds a wonderful herby freshness. If you don’t like cilantro, you can substitute it for parsley.
    • Salt and pepper: To taste.
    • Sour cream: I prefer to use a full fat sour cream that is richer and creamier, but you can use low fat if you prefer.
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    How To Make Avocado Crema

    It really couldn’t be easier to make this recipe!

    • Mix all ingredients in a small food processor.
    • Serve with tacos, nachos, or anything else you like to top with avocado cream sauce.

    That’s it!

    How long does avocado crema keep?

    This avocado sauce can be made up to 2 days in advance. The acid in the lime juice helps to prevent the avocado from browning. After that you will see a change in color. Store it covered in the fridge until you are ready to use it, or you can freeze it in small batches and thaw them as you need them.

    avocado sauce

    Make It Your Own!

    It’s really easy to add your own spin to this delicious avocado sauce. I love to experiment and add different flavors depending on what I plan to serve it with. Try adding:

    • Diced jalapeno
    • Cotija cheese
    • Sun-dried tomatoes
    • Roasted red peppers
    • Salsa
    • Chopped fresh dill
    • Pico de Gallo
    • Cumin

    What else can you serve it with?

    As well as a topping for your favorite Mexican mains, this avocado sauce can also be served as a dip or as a sandwich or wrap spread. It’s great drizzled over roasted vegetables and sweet potato fries. I’m sure you’ll find a use for it!

    avocado sauce recipe

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • The quickest way to make this avocado crema is in a food processor, but if you don’t have one you can chop and mash everything by hand and mix to combine. It will take a little longer, but it will still be good.
    • Make sure you avocado is ripe before you use it. If it is not ripe it won’t combine as easily.

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    Avocado Crema

    This avocado crema is the perfect topping for your favorite Mexican foods like tacos, nachos and burritos. Made with a handful of fresh ingredients, it takes 5 minutes to make and is a great way to add creamy flavor to so many dishes.
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 1 cup
    Calories 376kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 avocado, peeled and seed removed
    • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
    • salt and pepper
    • 2 Tbsp sour cream

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Mix all ingredients in a small food processor.
    • Serve with tacos, nachos, or anything else you like to top with avocado cream sauce.

    NOTES

    • The quickest way to make this avocado crema is in a food processor, but if you don’t have one you can chop and mash everything by hand and mix to combine. It will take a little longer, but it will still be good.
    • Make sure you avocado is ripe before you use it. If it is not ripe it won’t combine as easily.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 975mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 713IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Condiment
    Cuisine Mexican
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    June 2, 2020

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    Comments

    Keli

    5 stars
    Yes, to avocado crema. It is one of my all-time favorite condiments!

    Alina

    5 stars
    LOOOOOVE avocado crema but I never had a recipe for it. Thanks of this I MUST try this!

    Florentina Lile

    5 stars
    That’s great because I’ve been stocking up on avocado like they’re going extinct or something…

    Tania

    5 stars
    You are hitting all the flavor notes with this crema Neli!! I would definitely want this ALL over some nachos!

    Tolan

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! I always wonder what to do with avocados because eating slices gets old after a while… I need to head out to the store to buy some more avocados and try this!

    Marianna

    5 stars
    Yum yum yummy 🙂 delicious avocado crema recipe that is simple yet with exotic flavors.

    Chrissie Baker

    5 stars
    Wow, such a great idea! Bet the flavor of this is terrific. Very creative — thanks so much.

    Bee

    5 stars
    Just made this and served over carnitas….delicious! Thank you!

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