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GFB Avocado Crema Recipe dairy-free 5 minute recipe

Avocado Crema (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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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Course: Appetizer, Sauce or Marinade
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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 (or lime)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • ~half of a jalapeno
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper or to taste


  • 1/2 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!



If the sauce is too thick, you can thin the sauce by adding a bit of water and blending to reach your desired consistency. Add more fresh lime juice or lemon juice for a bit more tanginess, and add more maple syrup to balance the flavors


Calories: 48kcal