Cilantro Lime Crema

Cilantro Lime Crema - This tasty sauce works so well with everything from tacos, to burritos, to enchiladas, and more!

Cilantro Lime Crema in a white bowl with fresh cilantro and limes scattered around on a wooden cutting board.

With Cinco de Mayo on the horizon, I knew I needed to step up my game and get some Mexican food on the blog. Looking back, it seems like forever since I posted any which, for me, is crazy to think of. 

I used to make Mexican food 2 to 3 times a week and if you search the blog you will find a TON of Mexican inspired recipes. 

I just can't help it. I am addicted to it! I grew up in Southern California so Mexican food is all but in my blood. 

Butttttttttttt I now live with someone that isn't a huge fan, so I just don't make it as much as I used to. Ha, just wait for the next week or two, that will change! I may be gorging myself on leftovers, but I will be a happy happy girl!!

I decided to start at the beginning. 

You gotta have a good sauce for your food right? 

I mean when you BBQ you need your sauces right? 

Italian food too! 

And Mexican food is same. 

There is the chipotle mayo and Hatch green chile sauces I used for these Crispy Chipotle Shrimp Burritos, the cheesy chile sauce for this Poblano Chicken, or the amazzzzzzing avocado cream sauce on these Chicken Enchiladas, a good sauce can make or break a Mexican dish. 

This is a sauce that I have used for soooooo many different dishes. 

It is awesome with burritos, tostadas, enchilada, and tacos, and it couldn't be any simpler to make. I love food that you don't have to work hard for don't you? I would much rather be feeding my face than chopping ingredients for 30 minutes! 

Plus, this sauce can cross over to other cuisines. It works really well with Asian dishes. 

I use it with fish or stir it into rice (or better yet, quinoa), and I have been working on some fusion style food. 

Hint hint, wait until you see what I have in store for you on Sunday. Hellooooooooooooo major yumminess! This works really good as a dip for veggies too! 

Add a bit of jalapeno if you want a little kick.

Cilantro Lime Crema in a white bowl with fresh cilantro and limes scattered around on a wooden cutting board.

Cilantro Lime Crema

prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins


  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise  
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (a good sized handful)
  • Juice and zest of a lime 
  • Kosher salt, to taste


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and combine well. Refrigerate in an airtight container.
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  1. Wow, that's a cool one! Glad to have this recipe. Sounds refreshingly yummy.

    1. Thanks Minnie! I really like making sauces to "pump up" a recipe :)

  2. This is really good! I'm going to serve it over roasted street carrots with queso fresco and Tajin.

  3. Everyone is obsessed w this sauce! Added fresh garlic, it’s amazing! Thanks!