I love guacamole! What’s not to love? Creamy avocados, lime juice, spices, maybe some green onions. It’s all good! But sometimes I want something smoother and a little more refined. That’s when it’s time to pull out the food processor and make some tangy lime avocado crema. Yum!
This is my daughter’s new favorite way to have avocados. She is not the biggest fan of them, but does enjoy some guacamole from time to time. (My husband and I will happily eat them by the slice. 🙂 ) However, she is a huge fan of the smoothness of this dip and likes a bit of heat so she also gives a thumbs up to the dash of chipotle powder I added. That’s optional if you are in a non-spicy family, but I think it balances the flavors nicely.
And, if you are in a non-dairy family or want a vegan avocado crema? Coconut milk and some extra lime juice makes a good substitute for the creamy, tanginess of the sour cream. I don’t use much sour cream in the recipe since I want it to taste like avocados (what a concept, hey?), but simply pureeing the avocados alone made for too heavy a dip.
While this avocado crema is great as a dip or as a sauce with some Mexican or South American style marinated skirt steak or chicken, I made this batch specifically as a topping for some very yummy shrimp tacos I put together. The crema provided that touch of creaminess they needed to balance the spicy shrimp and fruity mango salsa. Those will be on the blog on Friday, so keep an eye out!
– Happy Eating, Annemarie
Tangy Lime Avocado Crema
- 2 avocados
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 3-4 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
- kosher salt to taste
- Add all ingredients to the food processor. Puree until smooth, about 1 minute. Taste and add more lime juice or salt as needed. Serve with tortilla chips, over tacos, or as a sauce for grilled meats.