Avocado Crema

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Delicious and easy, this avocado crema is perfect for topping your tacos, nachos, or simply using it as a dip for chips. Make sure to only use the very best quality ingredients you can to really make this shine.

Why not use this Avocado Crema to make some Shredded Chicken tacos?

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Avocado Crema

Avocado crema is a unique condiment in that it is essentially halfway between sour cream and guacamole yet is super smooth and delicate at the same time.

Made from just a few simple ingredients, this is the sort of topping that you want to adjust based on your individual taste preferences. Add or subtract any extra ingredients, as well as play around with the exact amounts, to create the perfect crema for your tacos!                              

Avocado Crema Ingredients

Avocado Crema Ingredients

Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.

• Ripe avocados pitted and interiors scooped out of the skin

• Sour cream

• Chopped cilantro

• Garlic cloves

• Lime juice

• Salt

Avocado crema ingredients in food processor

How To Make Avocado Crema

• Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until totally smooth

• Adjust the seasonings to your liking and then serve!

Avocado Crema in bowl with spoon beside it

How To Shift The Flavors To Your Liking?

This recipe for avocado crema is one of those things that you really need to adjust to your liking to get it perfect.

If you are someone that prefers a more acidic flavor profile in your dishes, then add a little bit more lime juice. This will also help to thin it out and make it more liquid-y.

If you want that thinner, more liquid-y texture without more acidity, feel free to add a little bit of water.

For a more tang, slightly fatty flavor, add more sour cream, and add some more garlic if you want it to taste more like garlic!

You can also add a few extra spices in this to vary the flavor even more. Some dried chilies, like cayenne or even some chipotle, would be a great addition in this, or other Mexican-themed spices like cumin which would help make the whole thing feel more like it belongs in a Mexican dish.

Avocado crema on spoon

Why Does Cilantro Not Taste Good In This Recipe For You?

This recipe, like many Mexican dishes, uses some chopped cilantro as one of the principal flavoring ingredients. However, something that a lot of people find when they use cilantro is that it tastes super weird.

Those people that find that cilantro tastes bad usually uniformly find that it tastes almost soapy; why does this happen?

Interestingly enough, it is actually entirely to do with genetics! It turns out that you either love cilantro, or you absolutely hate it, and it is only to do with your genetics and genetic ancestry.

This is why cilantro is so polarizing and is nothing to do with preference.

If you find that you are one of those people that cannot stand cilantro, feel free to either omit it entirely from this recipe or replace it with some finely diced basil or parsley instead to get the same fresh and green flavor and color.

Looking for more delicious Dinner recipes? Try these out:

Mexican Bean Breakfast Skillet

Classic Weeknight Tacos

Taco Soup

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Avocado Crema

Delicious and easy avocado crema is perfect for topping your tacos, nachos or simply using as a dip for your chips! Using the best fresh ingredients really make this shine!
5 from 1 votes
Avocado crema on spoon
Prep Time
10 minutes
1.5 cups
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 large ripe avocados pitted and interiors scooped out of the skin
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp lime juice more to thin as needed
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste


  • Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Adjust the seasonings to your liking: add more lime juice to thin it out, more sour cream for more tang, garlic etc.

Recipe Notes

This is a recipe that is easy to adjust to your personal tastes!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 353kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 515mg, Potassium: 885mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 744IU, Vitamin C: 22mg, Calcium: 78mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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