Lime Crema
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Lime Crema

Lime Crema is the secret to elevating tacos, nachos, baked potatoes, salads and so much more. A favorite in our household since it is tangy, creamy, fresh, and adds a coolness to every bite. My favorite thing to do is use it as a dip for all my grilled veggies! Best of all, I was able to make this one Dairy-free!

The first thing that comes to my mind is espresso because of the word “crema” and because coffee is always on my mind. -Sia

It’s simple, easy, and oh-so-delicious are a few things that come to mind when I think of this sauce. Some great recipes that pair well with our Lime Crema are Veggie Fajitas, Cajun Shrimp, Homemade Tortillas, and Cauliflower Cilantro Lime Rice! With only 5 ingredients and 2 easy steps, this recipe will be your go-to for lunches and dinners to come! 

What is Crema?

Sour cream, crème fraîche, and crema are just a few of the many varieties of a basic cream. Crema, in particular, is a creamy and tangy cream that is a staple of Mexican cuisine. It’s usually drizzled over tacos, enchiladas, chicken, or anything else you want to add a touch of richness too.

Traditional Mexican crema is most closely related to sour cream and I was so happy to find my favorite Forager Organic Dairy Free Sour Cream! But you can easily substitute crème fraîche or even greek yogurt based on your preference.

Ingredients You Will Need

Lime Crema ingredients

Lime Crema Step By Step

Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1.  In a bowl Add in Sour Cream, Garlic, Lime juice, Salt & combine well.

    Lime Crema steps

  2. Add in chives, stir and serve cool!

    Lime Crema

Notes: Feel free to adjust the tanginess in this recipe to your liking by adding more lime juice or lime zest.

More Simple Sauces

It also goes to show how sauces can make a big difference in terms of adding texture and layers of flavor. So use a couple of these sauces to jazz up your meals. They’ll do wonders, believe me.

Don’t forget to #madeguiltfree on Instagram or post pictures on our Facebook page if you try this Lime Crema, We love seeing how you make this your own!

How To Make Lime Crema

Tools used: Wooden Bowl, Whisk, Garlic Press, Knife, Chopping Board, Measuring Spoons

Servings: 6 | Course: Sauce | Cuisine: Mexican


Prep: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes


Lime Crema
  • In a bowl combine together the Sour Cream, Garlic, Lime & Salt. 
  • Stir well and Garnish with chopped Chives. 
  • Serve cool with warm Fajitas or Tacos! Last up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

Notes: Feel free to change the tanginess in this recipe and add more Lime Juice!

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