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Avocado Crema

Avocado Crema

This Avocado Crema Recipe is a simple guide to making a delicious creamy sauce that can go with almost anything. It’s luscious and rich and made from our favorite fruit, the avocado.

Avocado Crema is a quick and easy Mexican Recipe. It’s made from ripe avocados transformed into a lush sauce with the help of citrusy lime and fresh herbs. You can say it is a play on traditional Mexican Crema, which is a flavorful and zesty replacement for sour cream.

Instead of using buttermilk and heavy cream, we are using an avocado. The avocado makes this recipe naturally creamy and tastes much more light and fresh. To finish, the crema is lightly seasoned and balanced using fresh cilantro and lime juice to help it come alive.

Avocado Crema is so good and delicious you are going to want to serve it with everything. It is perfect for drizzling on tacos or enchiladas before serving. It can also work as a dip for veggies and shrimp. If you really want to go crazy, you can thin it out with more lime juice and turn it into a salad dressing. 

Try it with our Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas, Sheet Pan: Chipotle Lime Salmon Tacos, or even on the side of our Roasted Vegetables

Our Tips for Making Avocado Crema

Make sure your avocados are ripe and ready. If you need help ripening your avocado check out The Pioneer Woman’s Trick HERE it involves a paper bag and fruit and it works every time.

We want you to mix the Avocado Crema in a high speed blender if you can, but you can use a food processor instead.

Avocado Crema

Recipe by Abuelas Cuban CounterCourse: SaucesCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 large ripe Florida avocado (or 2 haas avocados) 

  • Juice of 1 lime 

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 

  • 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley  

  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper 

  • 1- 3 tablespoons of water


  • In a blender add the garlic clove, oil, lime juice, parsley, cilantro. Blend until everything is chopped finely. Scrape the sides of the blender. 
  • Add the avocado, blend until smooth and until everything is incorporated. If it’s too thick add a couple tablespoons of water. Blend again.