Lime Crema

Lime Crema

Serves: 8 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Lime Crema


  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


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It is about time you prepared this awesome sauce for yourself. There is no way you won’t be elevated to “OMG” status once you taste this super yummy sauce. It is just too good to be ignored. If you need to take your recipe from “good” to “amazing,” lime crema is your key to that. You will definitely love this tangy cream that will surely add a punch of flavor to your meal. Nothing is as easy as making lime crema.

You can use it as a sauce for your tacos, tortilla soup, like your Mexican-style baked potatoes. If you and your family are huge fans of tacos, you will definitely love it. With lime crema, all your taco experiences will inevitably be thrown out of the window. That’s how fantastic this recipe is. Even though there are various variations of simple cream, lime crema stands out. It is a very thick, creamy, tangy, and a staple in Mexican cuisine.

Perfect for chicken, enchiladas, or any other thing you will like to add a touch of richness too. What distinct lime crema from sour cream is the fact that you can make use of crème fraiche or yogurt in this recipe. With sour cream, lime, garlic, and salt, you can prepare lime crema. To make lime crema, you need to start by zesting the lime and squeeze its juice into a bowl, then add your minced garlic, sour cream, and salt to it. Whisk everything together until they mix together and looks creamy.

That’s how easy it is to make lime crema. If you don’t feel like using it the day you prepare it, don’t worry about it getting spoilt, you can store it in a fridge for about one week. All you need to ensure is that you store it in an airtight container. If you want it to be thicker, just allow it to stay in the fridge overnight by the time you are ready to take this lime crema, you will appreciate how thick and creamy it has become. Like I said earlier, there are many ways you could enjoy lime crema, you could drizzle it over shrimp tacos, even on enchiladas. You can also dollop it onto the grilled chicken, swirl it onto soups, likewise as a salad dressing. Call it all in one recipe. You should not miss this excellent, delicious, and creamy recipe. You can add more or less lime zest, juice, or salt, depending on how you want it.

  1. Zest the lime and squeeze the lime juice into a small bowl.
  2. Add the sour cream, garlic and salt to the bowl and stir everything together until it's combined and creamy.
  3. Use immediately or store in the fridge until ready to serve.