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Cilantro lime crema

Cilantro Lime Crema

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups 1x


You’ll want to bathe in this zesty cilantro lime crema! It’s ideal for drizzling on tacos, grain bowls, and roasted vegetables.


  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream or Mexican crema
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice plus the zest of 1/2 lime (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. By hand method: Finely mince the cilantro. Mix it together with the remaining ingredients.
  2. Food processor method: Place all ingredients in a food processor and whiz for a few seconds until combined.
  3. Blender method: In a regular blender or using an immersion blender, blend all ingredients starting with 3/4 of the sour cream until combined. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup sour cream (this prevents it from becoming too runny).
  4. Storage: Store up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegetarian