In the interest of gaining the spotlight for this awesome sauce, it was about time that I wrote about it in its own post.

Anything I drizzle the Lime Crema on elevates to “OMG” status. It is just freaking delicious, and it doesn’t take much. In just five minutes, you can make this Lime Crema, which takes just a few simple ingredients and is very easy to make.

It will make your next southwest-inspired dinner a real blast. If you want your recipe to go from just “good” to AW-MAZ-ing, this Lime Crema is the key to that.

Believe Apronese you have to do it right away, because it only takes you 5 minutes

Lime Crema

Lime Crema: How to Use It

This Lime Cream is a divine perk to any, or any, dish you wish to create, be it your favorite restaurant looking meal or your breakfast bar bedecked with limes.

It has an incredibly refreshing taste and I have used it to dressing salads, tostadas, dip chips in, tacos, drizzle it over nachos, and even use it as a snack and Swirl it into a soup or chili.

Lime Crema – How to Make It

In order to elevate tacos, nachos, salads, and more to the next level, you’ll need to use this tangy, creamy, fresh, and garlicky Lime Crema.

Prep Time: 5 mins/ Total Time: 5 mins

Servings: 8 (2 Tbsp each)


  • 8 oz. sour cream ($1.69)
  • 1 lime ($0.19)
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced ($0.08)
  • 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)


  1. You will need to zest the lime and squeeze the juice into a small bowl
  2. Adding one teaspoon of the lime zest and one tablespoon of lime juice to a container of sour cream, along with the garlic and salt, and stirring to combine, you can serve the lime cream immediately, or refrigerate it for up to a week. Store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Note: Depending on your personal preference, you can adjust the proportions of these ingredients to your liking. You can add more or less lime zest, lime juice, or salt as you see fit.
There is no need to use fresh garlic, as 1/4 tsp of garlic powder can be used instead if fresh garlic is not available.


Serving: 2 Tbsp ・ Calories: 59.95 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 2.34 g ・ Protein: 0.79 g ・ Fat: 5.58 g ・ Sodium: 82.89 mg ・ Fiber: 0.25 g

The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.

A spoon scooping Lime Crema out of a small bowl

Step by Step Photos

Zest Limes
As a first step, zest the lime and strain the juice into a small bowl. You will need about one teaspoon of zest and one tablespoon of juice from the lime.
Add garlic lime and salt to sour cream
In an 8 oz. container of sour cream, combine 1 tsp zest, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 small clove of minced garlic, and 1/4 tsp salt.

With a wooden spoon, combine sour cream, white vinegar, zest, lime juice, and minced garlic. Stir to combine well, then use immediately or refrigerate until needed.
Finished Lime Crema with lime zest on top
In truth, I usually prepare my lime crema just before I begin cooking in order to allow the flavors to infused into the cream at the same time as cooking, but I can confirm that it remains super tasty just after mixing it (I always have a hard time staying away from licking the spoon).

How would you like Lime Crema to be mixed into your favorite recipes?

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