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Avocado Crema Recipe (Avocado Sauce for Tacos)

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The Best Avocado Crema Recipe – Bright and tangy avocado and sour cream sauce is the perfect topping for tacos, nachos, and all of your favorite savory Mexican-inspired dishes.

bowl of whipped avocado crema

Delicious Avocado Crema

What’s that amazingly addictive, wonderfully creamy green sauce you love at local taquerias? Why, it’s crema de aguacate! But while it might seem magical, you might be surprised to learn that a classic avocado cream sauce is actually simple to make from scratch with only 6 ingredients.

Mexican Avocado Crema (or cream) is a fabulous topping and dip to use on any kind of tacos, taco salads, enchiladas, nachos, or as a zesty dip with chips!

And best of all, it only takes 5 minutes to whip up. No cooking needed! Get ready to take taco nights to the next level with this vibrant sauce. It’s tangy, slightly sweet, rich, and creamy, and a perfect finishing touch to all of your savory dishes.

top view three tacos with meat and avocado cream sauce on top

6 Ingredients You Need

  • Hass avocadosripe
  • Sour creamor Greek yogurt
  • Cilantrochopped
  • Lime juicefresh, not bottled
  • Spicesgarlic powder and salt
3 ripe avocados, one cut in half to show inside

How to Make Avocado Cream Sauce

This delicious no-cook crema recipe is ready in just 5 minutes!

Simply scoop the avocado flesh out of the peels and throw away the peels and pits. Then place all the ingredients in a large food processor, as seen below.

6 ingredients in a food processor

Lock the lid into place and purée until the sauce is very smooth. 

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blended sauce in a food processor

Taste, then season it with salt and pepper as needed.

Store the topping in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, until ready to use.

bowl with whipped avocado crema

Serving Suggestions

Avocado sauce is the ideal topping for tacos!

Here are some of our favorite avocado crema-worthy taco recipes:

Or keep things super simple with a corn or flour tortilla with your choice of cooked meat, and add a generous dollop of avocado cream sauce on top. And it’s delightful as an alternative (or additional) dressing on taco salads.

It’s also a delicious sauce to enjoy on Crispy Patatas Bravas (Mexican Potatoes), Huevos Rancheros, Sopes, Pulled Pork Nachos and Nacho Hot Dogs (yup, they’re a real thing and they are ah-may-zing)… The list goes on and on!

Plus, this creamy avocado sauce makes a terrific dip alongside tortilla chips and veggies for a tasty snack or party food.

Basically, you can use this fantastic crema to complement nearly any savory dish!

Pro Tip: To get that lovely piped look, like in the photos below, scoop the crema into a piping bag or a plastic zipper bag and snip the corner to make a tip. Gently squeeze as you zig-zag from one end of the dish to the other. Enjoy!

side view 3 tacos with avocado cream sauce and cilantro on top

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make plant-based vegan avocado cream sauce for tacos?

Swap the sour cream with our Magic All-Purpose Cashew Cream or your preferred non-dairy sour cream substitute. Just like that, you have a deliciously fresh and tangy vegan crema!

What other spices are good to add to this avocado crema recipe?

Mix in even more flavor to the cream by adding a pinch of chili powder or adobo seasoning. Give it a kick of spicy heat with a sprinkling of cayenne or crushed red pepper.

How long does homemade crema with avocados keep well?

It tastes freshest when enjoyed the day it is made. However, avocado cream will keep well for up to 5 days in the refrigerator, if covered well. Give it a good stir before serving.

avocado cream sauce for tacos

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Avocado Crema Recipe (Avocado Sauce for Tacos)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
The Best Avocado Crema Recipe – Bright and tangy avocado and sour cream sauce is the perfect topping for tacos, nachos, and all of your favorite savory Mexican-inspired dishes.
Servings: 12 servings


  • 3 ripe hass avocadoes
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice not bottled
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Scoop the avocado flesh out of the peels and throw away the pits and peels.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large food processor. Lock the lid into place and purée until very smooth.
  • Taste then season with salt and pepper as needed. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.



The sour cream and lime juice will help retain the green color of the crema. However, it’s not a bad idea to press a piece of plastic wrap down over the top of the crema before covering it with a lid.


Serving: 0.25cups, Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 209mg, Potassium: 276mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 210IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dip, Sauce, Starter
Cuisine: American, Central American, Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier

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3 comments on “Avocado Crema Recipe (Avocado Sauce for Tacos)”

  1. Having the perfect recipe to make this sauce at home is a total game changer! It is delicious on just about everything, I may be a little obsessed!

  2. This crema sauce is the best! Easy to make and adds so much flavor. We love adding it to tacos, nachos, salads and even dipping veggies in it!

  3. wow this was perfect on my tacos and unlike avocado slices, it didn’t fall out of the tortilla! thank you so much for sharing this recipe!