Today I have the perfect finish to any taco, the topper to all hamburgers, the dip for all chips! This is my Super Easy Avocado Crema Recipe!
Who doesn’t love a creamy, tangy, rich, and luscious topping? I know I do! Give me all the sauces! My family makes fun of my plate at the end of dinner because it’s always the one that is covered in sauce.
This easy Avocado Crema Recipe sounds fancy, but it couldn’t be more simple, approachable, and totally easy! Everything gets tossed into a blender and blended until perfectly smooth and creamy. Just avocado, sour cream, lime, cilantro, salt, and pepper. That’s it! I mean, I say that’s it, but there is SO MUCH flavor and satisfaction with this baby!
Add creaminess and tang to so many foods!
Here are some other ways to use it!
- Add to tacos
- Top hamburgers or hot dogs
- Replace mayo on sandwiches
- Drizzle over salad of greens
- Mix with chicken, pasta, tuna, or other salads
- Dip veggies, crackers, or chips into it
- Top roasted or grilled veggies
- Drizzle over French Fries
- Use on toast
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You need a sharp knife to cut the avocado and a blender for blending the ingredients into a smooth and creamy sauce.
PREP FOR YOUR AVOCADO CREMA RECIPE
We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are steps you can prepare ahead to save time on busy nights! (See the full recipe below)
What is the best way to prep an avocado?
The best way is to take a chef’s knife and cut into the avocado until the knife hits the pit. Then gently cut around the perimeter of the avocado while keeping the knife on the pit. To remove the pit, balance the avocado on a flat surface with fingers out of the way and whack the pit with the sharp side of the knife. Twist the knife and the pit should easily come out attached to the knife. Discard the pit.
To remove the avocado ‘flesh’ you can either peel off the skin or scoop out the avocado using a spoon.
Add the avocado to the blender along with the sour cream, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Then blend until smooth
Finally, add in the cilantro leaves and pulse until they are chopped up and combined.
How to serve the Avocado Crema
Once the sauce is made, you can either add it to a serving bowl and let everyone serve themselves. Or you can add it to a plastic baggie, snip the corner off and then squeeze it into a drizzle over food.
How long will Avocado Crema last?
Once an avocado is opened, it immediately starts the oxidation process which turns the flesh brown. Therefore, you will want to make this crema immediately prior to serving. If you absolutely must prep this ahead, store it in an air-tight container with a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent any air from reaching it. If air does start to oxidize the crema and you have brown spots on the top, simply skim them off before serving and it should be beautiful underneath! You can store it in the fridge this way for up to 4 days in advance.
ENJOY! 😍 Carrie
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Easy Avocado Crema Recipe
This super Easy Avocado Crema Recipe is the perfect finish to any taco, the topper to all hamburgers, the dip for all chips! Who doesn't love a creamy, tangy, rich, and luscious topping? This easy Avocado Crema Recipe sounds fancy, but it couldn't be more simple, approachable, and totally easy! Everything gets tossed into a blender and blended until perfectly smooth and creamy. Just avocado, sour cream, lime, cilantro, salt, and pepper. That's it! #avocado #waystouseavocado #avocadocrema #avocadocream
- 1 Avocado
- ½ Lime
- ¼ Cup Sour Cream
- 3 Tbls Milk
- ⅛ teaspoon Salt
- ⅛ teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper
- 2 tablespoons Fresh cilantro leaves
To make the avocado crema, place the avocado, sour cream, juice from half the lime, milk, salt and pepper into a Blender. Pulse and then blend until smooth. Add another tablespoon or so of milk if you want the crema to be thinner.
Add in the cilantro leaves and pulse until they are chopped up and combined.
Pour into a sauce dish or jar and serve!