Avocado Crema

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How did I ever forget the deliciousness of avocado crema? In honor of a past Cinco de Mayo, I whipped this up as a dip but you could also use the crema as a topping for anything where you want to add a boost of flavor.

It tastes great with eggs, vegetarian burgers,  zucchini fritters or fish. It is the perfect accompaniment to taco night on a warm summer evening.

I used a bit of yogurt to add extra creaminess. However, if you cannot have dairy, leave it out and replace with water. Since I did not have lime, I used meyer lemons which add a really nice sweet floral flavor.

My kids love the crema especially my little one who usually does not like avocado, making it a win-win for everyone 🌟.

If you are trying to go light on the chips, don’t forget your watermelon radishes-healthier and oh so pretty.

Avocado Crema

Free from: tree nuts, peanut, sesame, gluten, egg. *Dairy-free option- see notes below

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Leftovers will keep in the fridge for about  1 day

  • 2 medium size avocados
  • juice of 1 small lemon or lime
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/3 c cilantro tops ( I used a combination of parsley & cilantro since I was low on cilantro)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 2 tbl full fat yogurt. *See Notes
  • 1 tbl water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch of pepper

Blend all ingredients into a mini-food processor until smooth and creamy.

I like my crema thick but if you like it thinner, add more water to desired consistency.

Serve with zucchini fritters, tacos, burgers,  fish, as a dip with veggies and chips or  eat by the spoonful.

*Notes:

• If you cannot have dairy, leave out yogurt and replace with water. Start with 1 tablespoon or add enough to desired consistency.

 

4 thoughts on “Avocado Crema

  1. Thanks so much @hunnyandspice! Yes- the oil and yogurt definitely add to the creaminess. We really love it. If you try it, please let me know what you think. Have a great day 💚

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    1. Hi Anuja! Yes- Its only a few tablespoons of yogurt but I really love the added creaminess. It also lightens up the thick crema. Of course if you need to be dairy-free, you can omit it and replace with extra water. It will still taste delicious. Thanks for your comments 💚

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