Looking to spice up the night? This creamy, spicy jalapeño & avocado lime crema is the perfect sauce to help flavor blast whatever dish you might be cooking up. It goes great on steak, chicken, or fish. Use it as a marinate, a sauce topper, or even as a dip alongside some salsa.Jump to Recipe
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What is Mexican Crema?
Mexican crema is a type of cream that is commonly used in Mexican cuisine. It is a rich and creamy sauce that has a tangy, slightly sour flavor similar to sour cream or crème fraîche.
Mexican crema is traditionally made by adding a bacterial culture to cream, which causes the cream to thicken and develop its characteristic flavor. We simplify things and just use a combination of sour cream and high quality mayonnaise.
Mexican crema is often used as a topping for dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, and tostadas, and is also used as a base for sauces, dips, and dressings. It is commonly available in Mexican grocery stores and some specialty food stores, and can be used as a substitute for sour cream or crème fraîche in recipes.
Mexican crema is similar to other types of sour cream-based sauces, but it is generally milder and has a thinner consistency. It is also less tangy than sour cream and has a slightly sweeter flavor. When cooking with Mexican crema, it is important to keep in mind that it has a lower fat content than other types of cream, so it may curdle or separate if heated too quickly or at too high a temperature.
SPICY JALAPENO & AVOCADO LIME CREMA RECIPE
Spicy Avocado Lime Crema Ingredients
Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to make this avocado Lime Crema recipe.
- Mayo: We prefer Duke’s Mayo. It’s high quality good stuff, but whatever you got will work.
- Sour Cream: We prefer Tillamook, but if you can’t get it, Daisy is fine.
- Lime Juice: Use freshly squeezed juice from one lime for this Crema recipe.
- Lime Zest: Adds an extra lime kick!
- Salt: Just a pinch or two will do. Kosher is fine, or throw that pinky out and use some flakey sea salt. Like Maldon Sea Salt Flakes.
- Avocado: Can’t make avocado crema without the avocado.
- Jalapeño: spice up that cream with a jalapeño, or take it up another notch with a seranno pepper.
How to Make Spicy Avocado Lime Crema
Follow these step by step instructions to make this avocado lime crema recipe.
Step 1: Combine Ingredients
Place jalapeño, avocado, lime juice, lime zest, mayo, sour cream, and salt in a blender or food processor.
Step 2: Blend Ingredients
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Step 3: Adjust for Taste
Taste the mixture and add more lime juice or salt, depending on your preferences. Transfer to an air tight container and store in the fridge, or use immediately on your main dish.
How to Use Spicy Avocado Lime Crema?
Avocado Lime Crema can be used as a versatile condiment or topping, drizzled over dishes like tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and soups. It brings a creamy, tangy, delicious element to whatever you decide to throw it onto. Here are some of our favorite recipes to top with this Crema.
Spread it all across a warm potato bun like you would mayonnaise when you’re making this delicious Crispy Southern Fried Chicken Burger. Heeyea doggie!
Beef Enchiladas with Green Sauce: Gooey goodness galore, these beefy cheesy enchiladas are the perfect vessel to carry a heavy dose of Cilantro Lime Crema.
Cheesy, Crispy, Pulled Pork Tacos: These crispy tacos are packed full of Monterey Jack cheese and juicy pulled pork. We fry them in their own fat, and then top em with the Cilantro Lime Crema. Yup, you just won taco night!
Roasted 5 Pepper & Pork Green Chili Recipe – Chili Verde: juicy fall apart pork shoulder, sautéed onions and tart tomatillos, this pork green chili dances all the way down your belly. Cool it off and add some more tang with the cilantro lime crema.
Storing Spicy Avocado Lime Crema
Store your Avocado Lime Crema in a clean, airtight container in the refrigerator. It’ll be good for up to a week.
Don’t freeze it though. Freezing it will affect the texture and the flavor, especially the creamy components. The sour cream and mayonnaise tend to separate after thawing, and the water and ice crystals that form during freezing can also change the texture of the dressing. Gross
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Spicy Avocado Lime Crema FAQ’s
What is spicy jalapeno Avocado lime crema?
This garnish is a creamy and slightly spicy condiment that resembles sour cream but has a thinner consistency and a zesty flavor.
can i make this crema not spicy?
Sure! Simply omit the jalapeño.
How do i make This crema?
Just blend all the ingredients together to make this delicious garnish. It’s that simple!
How long will this crema last in the refrigerator?
It is best to consume homemade crema within a week, ensuring that it is stored in a clean, airtight container in the refrigerator.
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