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Lime crema in a bowl.
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5 from 12 votes

Easy Lime Crema Recipe

Lime crema is rich and tangy cream that will add a punch of flavor to your meal. Just whisk together 4 simple ingredients and drizzle over tacos, soups, and more!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: dressing, sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Lime Crema, Lime Crema Sauce, Taco Sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 lime juiced and zested
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Zest the lime and squeeze the lime juice into a small bowl.
  • Add the sour cream, garlic and salt to the bowl and stir everything together until it's combined and creamy.
  • Use immediately or store in the fridge until ready to serve.


  • Each serving is about 2 tablespoons.
  • To easily squeeze the lime crema in tacos or on salads, I transfer it to these plastic squeeze bottles.


Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg