Level up your meals in just 5 minutes with this creamy Cilantro and Avocado Lime Crema. It’s made with avocados and plain Greek yogurt to add a boost of healthy fats and protein to your dishes. Other ingredients include fresh cilantro leaves, tangy lime juice, and a touch of sriracha for a little kick! Serve this delicious avocado crema with tacos, fajitas, nachos, and more.

dish of green avocado cilantro lime crema with a cilantro leaf garnished on top

About This Recipe:

If you’ve never had avocado crema, you’re missing out!

Avocado crema is a creamy, fresh, and tangy, sauce made primarily out of avocados, lime juice, and cilantro.

It’s similar to guacamole, but more creamy and smooth in texture, and it tends to be blended instead of mashed up. I find it also a little more punchy and tangy than guac as well. Safe to say, it’s delicious!

I originally created this recipe for Avocado Lime Crema to pair with my Loaded Vegetarian Nachos recipe. It was such a hit that I actually use it on my juicy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas as well!

And honestly, this avocado crema sauce recipe pairs well with a variety of dishes. From nachos, to fajitas, tacos, bowls, and more! It’s a great way to elevate your meal and add a boost of nutrition (hello, healthy fats)!

The best part? You only need 5 minutes, and a short list of simple, nourishing ingredients.

green avocado cilantro sauce in a dish

Nutrition Benefits of this Avocado Crema Recipe:

As a Registered Dietitian, I love creating healthy sauces and dressing recipes that not only add flavour to dishes, but nutrition too! Like my Sriracha Mayo with Greek Yogurt, and this Extra-Creamy Homemade Tzatziki.

Here are some ways that this avocado lime cilantro sauce adds nutrition to your meals:

  • Fibre and Healthy Fats: You probably already know that avocados are a great source of healthy fats. Particularly, specific monounsaturated fats that are associated with reducing LDL cholesterol levels and increasing HDL (good cholesterol) levels. In addition to the fat content, avocados are also a good source of dietary fibre. One medium avocado offers 10 grams of fibre!
  • Micronutrient-Dense: Besides fibre and healthy fats, avocados are also rich in a variety of vitamins (including vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin C, and B-vitamins) and minerals (potassium and magnesium).
  • Protein Boost: I love using Greek yogurt in my recipes for extra creaminess. This avocado crema recipe uses greek yogurt in addition to avocados because Greek yogurt is a great source of protein (it contains more protein than regular yogurt). By incorporating it into this sauce, it adds a little boost of protein to whatever you eat it with!
  • It Tastes Good! Here’s the thing: when we add a tasty sauce to a nutritious meal (like a black bean and sweet potato taco bowl for instance), it makes eating all of the healthy foods in the meal taste even better – so we eat more of them!
ingredients for avocado crema on a board including avocados, cilantro, greek yogurt, lime, garlic, and sriracha

Avocado Lime Crema Ingredients:

To make this recipe, you’ll need a blender or food processor and these ingredients:

  • Ripe avocados
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Limes (or lime juice)
  • Garlic
  • Sriracha (if you like a little kick)
  • Salt

How to Make Avocado Crema:

It’s so easy and only takes 5 minutes!

avocado crema in a food processor

Substitution Suggestions:

This recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegetarian. To make it vegan, you can:

  • Swap the plain Greek yogurt for a non-dairy Greek yogurt
  • Omit the Greek yogurt altogether and add another avocado

Storage Tips:

Store leftovers in the fridge in a sealed airtight container. It should keep for about 1 week, but it may start to brown a little due to oxidation.

green avocado crema sauce in a dish

What to Serve Avocado Cilantro Crema With:

The possibilities are endless! Try it with:

Connect with Hannah Magee, RD!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. If you try it, let me know what you think by leaving a rating and a review in the comments below.

Oh, and be sure to take a photo and tag me at @hannahmagee_rd so I can re-share on my stories!

dish of green avocado cilantro lime crema with a cilantro leaf garnished on top

5-Minute Avocado Crema with Cilantro and Lime

Level up your meals in just 5 minutes with this creamy Cilantro and Avocado Lime Crema. It's made with avocados and plain Greek yogurt to add a boost of healthy fats and protein to your dishes. Other ingredients include fresh cilantro leaves, tangy lime juice, and a touch of sriracha for a little kick! Serve this delicious avocado crema with tacos, fajitas, nachos, and more.
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium avocados, ripe
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, (Greek yogurt *not regular yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, stems removed
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, juice of approx. 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp sriracha, omit if you don't like heat
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbsp water, to thin

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
    ingredients in a food processor
  • Process until smooth and creamy, about 1-2 minutes.
    avocado crema in a food processor
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