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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
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Ingredients

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

Method

 

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.

 

STORE in a glass jar in the fridge.

 


Serving Ideas
Squash, Tofu & Black Bean Tacos
Spiced Halibut w/ Corn & Tomato Salad 
Corn & Black Bean Tacos, veggie burgers.
Smoky Roasted Mushrooms & Black Beans Tacos. 
Use as a dip for crudites.

Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

DAIRY or PLANT-BASED – 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 pastes – the flavour will vary greatly.  Add small amounts simultaneously, stirring and tasting each time until you reach the spice level you like.

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