Lime Crema For Chili, Tacos, Fajitas & More

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"This combination of sour cream and lime is to die for (if you like limes lol). I use it instead of plain sour cream in lots of recipes, and have changed it to tangerine, lemon or other citrus fruits as well. Makes 1 cup"

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (302 g)
  • Calories 437.7
  • Total Fat - 32.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20 g
  • Cholesterol - 80.5 mg
  • Sodium - 162.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.9 g
  • Protein - 16.6 g
  • Calcium - 347.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Whisk all three ingredients together and serve with any Tex Mex or Mexican recipe instead of plain sour cream.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very tasty and tart crema...I served it over a Tex Mex chicken salad...and the hubby enjoyed his portion over a frozen burrito...he hates salads...quick and easy...can't get any better then that...made for "Players Favorites" tag game...

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(30 Mar 2021)

Daily Inspiration

Made this yummy lime crema to go with our beef tacos today and it made a great addition. Will definitely use this again. Easy to make and a really nice flavor.

(28 Mar 2021)


Thank you for sharing this lovely, flavorful and creamy crema Marra. It was delicious, quick and really easy to make. I can't wait to have it again. I served it on top of Sriracha twice baked potatoes and on top of simple ground beef patties; it tasted wonderful on both items. Made for 5 Star Gems.

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(28 Mar 2021)


fast and tasty - went well on my quick burrito dish..

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(15 Apr 2020)


Excellent topping for fish tacos! I love that it takes about 5 minutes to prepare.

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(4 Apr 2020)


Made this yummy topping to top my tacos and burritos for a Cinco de Mayo celebration with my boys and DH. LOVED it!

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(6 May 2019)