Avocado Crema Recipe

This avocado crema recipe is so fresh and light tasting, it is one of my favorite additions to almost any dish.  I love it on anything from grilled fish to chicken, and especially Tacos!  Crema is also wonderful to cut the heat of a spicy dish.  Whenever I have a meal that I may have a spicier food, I make this for the poor souls who can’t take the heat (myself included!)  Certainly serve it with my Southwest Seasoned Skirt Steak Tacos or Pork Tenderloin Tacos recipes!

About Crema:

Crema is Mexican dairy product similar to sour cream.  However, sour cream is firmer than crema.  Also, Crema is saltier and generally slightly more sour than sour cream.  I find it in the dairy section of most grocery stores.  If you don’t have any, you can make some quickly by following this recipe from Epicurious.

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Avocado Crema

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x


Fresh and light, makes a great addition to any grilled item or taco.


  • 1 avocado (pulp removed)
  • 1/2 cup crema
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (chopped)


  1. Remove pulp from avocado and mash with a fork. Add other ingredients and stir until incorporated.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes