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Avocado crema is a light and flavorful sauce that can be used to drizzle on all your favorite Mexican recipes or used as a dipping sauce or salad dressing. Made of avocados, sour cream, lime juice, garlic and cilantro, it’s fresh, flavorful, and so easy!

avocado crema in white serving dish with lime and avocado beside

This sauce has a velvety smooth texture and amazing taste. Its like guacamole’s cooler cousin. 

Great on anything you make – whether you serve it with tacos, as a dip for veggies and chips, or as a condiment for burgers and wraps! There are so many great uses for this awesome tasting avocado sauce recipe!

Try these other awesome dips and sauces to elevate your meals:

This sauce will work with just about anything – add it to your eggs, enchiladas, sandwiches and wraps or burgers! The possibilities only end with your imagination!

drizzling avocado crema on tacos

Ingredients needed:

You only need a few key ingredients to make this luscious and tasty sauce.

  • Avocados – You need two small to medium avocados for this recipe. Make sure they are ripe so that it blends well. An unripe avocado will result in hard chunks and grassy flavors. 
  • Sour Cream – I prefer a full fat sour cream to make this recipe ultra rich and tasty, but you can substitute with a fat free sour cream or even a plain unsweetened greek yogurt, too.
  • Lime Juice – you can use fresh or bottled lime juice for this recipe.
  • Cilantro -. If you don’t like cilantro, feel free to leave it out.
  • Garlic – you need one clove for this recipe, but if you want to make it extra garlicky, you can measure with your heart. You can also substitute garlic puree or dried ground garlic powder, too. 

How to tell if your avocado is ripe

Avocados are the star of this recipe, so making sure you use ripe ones is key! The trickiest part of avocados is knowing when they are ripe and ready! Unripe avocados are just not good at all. But it seems they quickly go from unripe to overripe! 

Here are some tips and tricks to make sure you pick avocados that are ready to eat!

  • Color: Avocados that have a dark green, almost purple hue to them are ready to eat.
  • Touch: Avocados that just give slightly when pressed are ready. The harder an avocado is, the more unripe it is. If it is soft, then its overripe and likely has brown spots inside.

If you grab some avocados that are not ready to eat yet and you want to ripen them faster, place your avocados in a brown paper back with a banana and an apple! Fold the bag up and allow it to sit on the counter for a day or two.

To help slow down your avocado ripening, store it in the fridge to help it last longer.

avocado sauce in white serving bowl with spoon

How do you make an avocado sauce

This sauce is an easy peasy recipe! For the full set of directions, make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below.

  1. Carefully half the avocados and discard the pits. 
  2. Place the avocados in the container of a food processor with the sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, garlic clove and salt.
  3. Process until smooth.
  4. If you want the sauce to be thinner, you can add 1 Tablespoon of water at a time until you get the desired consistency.

*NOTE: The cilantro in this recipe is entirely optional. If you don’t like cilantro, feel free to leave it out.

food processor cup with ingredients for avocado sauce

Prepping ahead of time

This is best when served immediately after making because avocados tend to brown when exposed to the oxygen in the air. 

However, you can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just make sure you take a piece of plastic wrap and press it down tightly against the surface of the crema and then top the container with an air-tight lid. This will help minimize the browning.

What can I use avocado crema for?

Avocado crema is awesome to use on all your tacos and Tex-Mex dishes. Try adding it on:

Kids in the kitchen: How your kids can help you cook

This is a great recipe for kids to help make! They can help with just about every step in the process, and its a great way for them to gain more knowledge about working in the kitchen and interest in the foods you serve.

  • Kids aged 1-3 can help you wash the cilantro and pick the leaves off the stems and help add ingredients to the food processor.
  • Kids aged 4-6 can do everything above plus measure the sour cream, and squeeze lime juice.
  • Kids aged 7-10+ can help you do everything above, plus help you open the avocado with a special avocado opener.

*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.

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Yield: 8 servings

Avocado Sauce Recipe

overhead image of avocado sauce in white bowl with spoon

Avocado crema is a light and flavorful sauce that can be used to drizzle on all your favorite Mexican recipes or used as a dipping sauce or salad dressing. Made of avocados, sour cream, lime juice, garlic and cilantro, it's fresh, flavorful, and so easy!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium avocados, ripe
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 limes, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Carefully half the avocados and discard the pits.
  2. Place the avocados in the container of a food processor with the sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, garlic clove and salt.
  3. Process until smooth.
  4. If you want the sauce to be thinner, you can add 1 Tablespoon of water at a time until you get the desired consistency.

Notes

*NOTE: The cilantro in this recipe is entirely optional. If you don’t like cilantro, feel free to leave it out.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an air-tight conatiner. Place a layer of plasyic warp down tightly over the top of the sauce, making sure to push out as much as air you can before placing hte lid on. This will help to minimize browning.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. For the most accurate information, please calculate using your specific brands and exact measurements.

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Kara

Saturday 4th of June 2022

We had a hard time not finishing it off with chips before it was time to serve it with tacos. So good!

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