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Chilli Lime Crema

This crema recipe makes a tangy, spicy and light creamy dressing great for tacos and salads.  Make plant-based or dairy as you like with plain yoghurt, creme fraiche, sour cream, cashew sour cream, coconut cream, or heavy cream.

  • Servesapprox. 1 cup
  • Cooks in 0
  • Prep time 5 mins
  • Low Carb

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  • ¾ cup sour cream | yoghurt
  • 1 lime juice = 2-3 tbsp
  • ¼ - ½ tsp chill sauce* - to taste
  • pinch salt


Chilli Lime Crema


SQUEEZE fresh lime.  MIX, whisk, stir – all ingredients together in a bowl.


TASTE and adjust – spiciness with more chilli sauce until you reach your spice level.


SERVE with Spiced Halibut w/ Corn & Tomato Salad or Corn & Black Bean Tacos, veggie burgers. Smoky Roasted Mushrooms & Black Beans TacosUse as a dip for crudites.


STORE in a glass jar in the fridge.

Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

DAIRY-FREE or Dairy – use plain yoghurt, creme fraiche, sour cream, my cashew sour cream, coconut cream, or heavy cream.


SWAP lime juice for rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar.


*CHILLI SAUCE, use whatever chilli sauce you have and love.  You could use Gochujang for other chile paste – the flavour will vary quite a lot.  Add small amounts simultaneously, stirring and tasting each time until you reach the spice level you like.

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