6 Crema Sauce Ideas for Tacos

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Tacos are favorite family dinner that can be paired with crema sauces like cilantro lime crema, avocado crema, or chipotle lime crema depending on the taco meat or vegetables you choose.

Crema sauce is usually made with sour cream for a full body sauce for tacos, but you can also use Greek yogurt for a lighter sauce if desired.

Crema Sauce for Tacos

Chipotle Lime Crema

Chipotle lime crema is a spicy, creamy sauce for tacos.

Chipotle lime cream is made by combining sour cream, chipotles in adobo sauce, fresh lime juice, lime zest, honey and salt and blending them together. You can thin out the sauce with a bit of water if desired.

Chipotle lime crema goes well with fish tacos, cauliflower tacos, or chicken tacos.

chipotle Crema Sauce for Tacos

Avocado Crema

Avocado crema sauce is a sauce made out of avocados that is blended with yogurt and herbs to make a tangy, citrusy sauce for tacos.

Avocado crema sauce is made with thick plain yogurt which gives the crema a thick base.

The yogurt mixed with avocado makes the sauce creamy and full bodied. It has a strong lime flavor to the avocado crema that finishes the sauce off well.

Avocado crema sauce is made by combining plain yogurt, avocado, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, fresh lime juice, olive oil, and a little salt in a food processor. To keep the sauce full and thick, the mixture is only “pulsed” in the food processor until it combines.

You can use avocado crema sauce and spoon it onto the tacos, or you can use it to coat a mixture of coleslaw, and place that inside your taco.

Avocado crema sauce goes well over shrimp tacos.

avocado Crema Sauce for Tacos

Lime Crema

Lime crema is a refreshing citrusy sauce you can drizzle over cauliflower tacos or chicken tacos.

Lime crema is made by whisking together sour cream, minced garlic, fresh lime zest, fresh lime juice, and a little bit of salt.

Another option is to substitute sour cream for Greek yogurt for a plainer flavoring. Sour cream can add a tangy flavor, so using yogurt instead focuses solely on the lime flavoring.

Sriracha Crema

Sriracha crema sauce is a spicy and sweet taco sauce.

Sriracha and honey are added to a sour cream or Greek yogurt base,.

Sriracha crema sauce is best used for shrimp tacos.

Jalapeno Lime Crema

Jalapeno lime crema is a spicy, citrusy sauce that works well with steak tacos.

Depending on how spicy you want your sauce, you can start with 1 jalapeno, and add more if you want it with a bit more heat. You can also remove the seeds and membrane from the jalapenos and only use the pepper to have a more mild crema sauce.

Jalapenos, chopped up onions, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, fresh lime juice, honey, salt, and sour cream are placed in a food processor, and blended until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the food processor, and then blend again until all of the ingredients are incorporated.

Crema Sauce for Tacos

Cilantro Lime Crema

Cilantro lime crema is a creamy, tangy sauce you can use in fish tacos, or steak tacos.

Sour cream, mayo, cilantro leaves, lime zest, lime juice, minced garlic, and salt are blended in a food processor until the sauce is thick and smooth.

Cilantro lime crema can be used to mix with coleslaw (shredded cabbage and cilantro leaves), which you can add to your taco as well.

cilantro Crema Sauce for Tacos