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Avocado Crema |Delicious 5-minute Recipe

by Capri Lilly

Avocado Crema is a luscious, tangy, mouth-watering sauce made with avocados, cilantro, and a few other ingredients. It is a versatile sauce that can be drizzled on everything from savory tacos, a hearty salad, sauteed chicken, roasted salmon, and more. This recipe is dairy-free and can be made in less than 5 minutes! 

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What does avocado crema taste like?

It is SOO good!! Avocado crema is like a luscious, sophisticated version of guacamole. The texture is smooth and creamy and it can be drizzled on almost any dish. The flavor is phenomenal. With this avocado crema recipe, the sauce has a tinge of spice from the jalapeno, a refreshing bite from the cilantro, and a rich creamy profile from the avocado.

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How can I use avocado crema?

I first determined I needed avocado crema after making INCREDIBLE tacos using the leftover wine-braised short rib I had in the fridge. I made delicious mango salsa to go on top and needed just the right sauce to finish off this perfect taco: avocado crema.  It was phenomenal!

So, as you can tell, tacos are perfect for topping with avocado crema, but it also pairs well with any Mexican style dish. Meat and fish dishes also taste great with avocado crema drizzled on top or served as a dipping sauce, like my sheet pan salmon with roasted asparagus and potatoes; the avocado crema made this dish even more scrumptious. There are infinite ways in which you can use this delicious sauce; just have fun with it!

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What do you need for this avocado crema recipe?

  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Olive oil
  • Water
  • Maple Syrup
  • Jalapeno
  • Garlic Clove
  • Salt and Pepper

This versatile sauce can last up to a week in the fridge. Make sure to keep it in an airtight container. I like to make avocado crema once a week during my meal prep sessions and use it to dress my salads, as a dip for my chips and fresh veggies, and to drizzle over any meat dishes I may have at dinner. This avocado crema  sauce is definitely a winner and one that elevates any meal or snack!

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Avocado Crema | Delicious, Dairy-Free Sauce

Avocado Crema is a luscious, tangy, mouth-watering sauce made with avocados, cilantro, and a few other ingredients. It is a versatile sauce that can be drizzled on everything from savory tacos, a hearty salad, sauteed chicken, roasted salmon, and more. This recipe is dairy-free and can be made in less than 5 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Sauce or Marinade
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan
Keyword: best avocado crema recipe, dairy free avocado crema
Servings: 12
Calories: 48kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


  • 1 ripe Avocado, peeled & stone removed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • ~half of a jalapeno
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper


  • 1 tsp cumin


  • Process all the ingredients in a food processor until mixture is very smooth, light, and thick. Season with salt, as needed.
  • Transfer Avocado Crema to a small bowl and top with cilantro leaves. Enjoy!


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Sarah March 19, 2020 - 8:52 pm

5 stars
I LOVEEE this recipe! I’ve used this sauce on almost everything. My favorite is using It as a dressing. Thanks for this amazing recipe!

Taesha June 16, 2020 - 11:21 pm

5 stars
Really good! Super easy to make and it has the perfect balance of flavors. It will be a regularly made recipe in our house for sure.

Capri Lilly June 19, 2020 - 12:16 am

Hi Taesha! I am so happy you like sauce! It’s definitely one of my favorites and can go on anything 🙂

Sarah Vorreiter June 19, 2020 - 12:38 pm

5 stars
Ummm, this sauce is amazing! Like lick your plate clean, amazing. I used it on shrimp tacos and it was perfection. This is a keeper!

Capri Lilly June 21, 2020 - 8:38 pm

Hi Sarah! I am so happy you like the sauce!

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Freya May 19, 2021 - 5:28 am

5 stars
This is amazing! I’m always wondering what else to do with avocados, aside from guacamole and on toast, and this is great!

Anna May 19, 2021 - 9:42 am

5 stars
We made this sauce last night and it was such a hit! I used it on my roast vegetable salad, and it just enhanced the flavours beautifully!

Capri Lilly May 19, 2021 - 4:18 pm

Hi Anna! I am glad you like the recipe! Thanks for leaving a review!

Debra May 19, 2021 - 3:44 pm

5 stars
Delicious….was perfect on our burritos.

Capri Lilly May 19, 2021 - 4:17 pm

So glad you liked!

Nora May 19, 2021 - 6:10 pm

5 stars
Such a great recipe!

Brianna May 20, 2021 - 1:00 am

5 stars
This avocado crema was perfect on my burrito bowl! Definitely putting this on repeat.

Capri Lilly May 20, 2021 - 4:53 pm

Yes! I love putting this avocado crema on my bowls! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!


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