Avocado Crema

limeMexican crema

Avocado Crema

Avocado Crema

Crema de Aguacate

Recipe Yield

2 cups

Cooking time

8 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.15 from 7 votes


  • 2 ripe avocados halved, pitted and meat scooped out
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste

To Prepare

  • Combine the avocado, crema, garlic, lime juice and salt in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.


35comments inAvocado Crema

  1. Eddy

    Nov 11

    Which brand is the best Mexican Crema in Merida, Yucatan Mexico

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 25

      To be honest, I have no idea, but I am sure that you will find great one if you go to the central market Eddy!

  2. Anonymous

    Feb 12

    I absolutely LOVE this dressing, and as I continue to use it, I’ve added my own little touch…a little jalapeños and some Cilantro…so so very yummy 😋, thanks Pati, love your episodes and your adorable personality!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 08

      You are so kind, thanks so much!

  3. Virginia y juan en OKC, OK

    Jan 19

    nos encanta como representas Mexico.
    las recetas son sencillas y bien presentadas.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 22

      Mil gracias Virginia y Juan, que amables! Les mando un abrazo.

  4. Theresa

    Jan 19

    How long does he Avocado Crema and Avocado Salsa last in the refrigerator? I came into a lot of ripe avocados and I’m trying to use them.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 22

      Not longer than a couple of days Theresa, you know the avocado turns brown pretty quickly 🙂

  5. Lilli

    Jan 15

    My family and I made your chicken pibil and this crema last night. It was so simple and delicious. We are having Pati recipe nights every Friday, and have had so much fun. Thank you so much for providing us with such beautiful recipes and beautiful glimpses into your country’s culture. I am leaving for Oaxaca April 2nd, and cannot wait to taste all of the moles and toasted bugs! Thanks for all that you do! Lilli

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 06

      This is very sweet of you Lilli, love the idea of Pati recipe nights, yay! Have fun in Oaxaca, you are going to love it 😉

  6. Margie

    Apr 24

    What is close to a Mexican Crema in Australia ? Please .

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 25

      You can always use sour cream Margie, enjoy and greetings to Australia!

  7. Pat Muniz

    Aug 01

    Love love love this recipe

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 05

      Thank you Pat, enjoy!!!!

  8. Frank

    Jul 11

    I am going to try this out with my first attempt at Cochinita Pibil. Pati, i love your approach to food, culture, people – combined a life sustaining force.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 12

      Thanks so much Frank, enjoy your Cochinita 😉

  9. Jennifer

    Mar 01

    I made this for a fancy salad with goat cheese. Wow!!!
    I’d like to repeat a comment below—this is not guacamole. It’s more like
    a Mexican aioli sauce. In love with it.
    I bought my Vitamix because of Pati. No regrets and so happy with all her recipes and
    also my Vitamix.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 01

      You are absolutely right, it is similar to an aioli Jennifer. I am so happy to read that you like my recipes and that you give them your own twist. Keep cooking my friend!

  10. Gina

    Feb 12

    Pati, I made this last week as a dipping sauce with some turkey meatballs and roasted veggies, and it was so good! You have never steered me wrong with a recipe yet.

    1. Pati

      Feb 13

      So happy to hear this Gina! Thank you.

  11. A.Anzoategui

    May 21

    That’s how my mom makes her guacamole but she also adds cilantro. So yummy! She’s from Sonora Mexico. I, here in California, substitute cream for sour cream. My little ones like it better. Thank you for your recipes.

    1. Pati

      May 22


  12. Francine PASTON

    Apr 19

    I love you and your family. Wrote to you before that I also raised 3 boys same age as your, but now I’m old and not well. I just had heart surgery. I miss my son’s living at home. Anyway I *us want to tell you I love this avocado creme recipe. I wish you were my neighbor or better yet my sister and you could cook for me once a month. I’m to sick to cook like I used to, so I watch your shows and read your cookbooks and pray I meet you some day. God bless you and your family.

    1. Pati

      Apr 21

      Feel better soon Francine. Sending you my best.

      1. Francine PASTON

        Apr 26

        Thank you so much Pati. God bless you and your family.

  13. Carmel Sayre

    Feb 10


    love your show and I’ve visited some of the areas you feature on your show
    this crema I’ve made with cilantro, roasted tomatilos, and either jalepano or roasted hatch chiles

    1. Pati

      Feb 16

      Thank you!! The crema sounds delicious with those ingredients. I will have to try!

  14. Carmel Sayre

    Feb 10

    I’v made this but added cilantro , roasted tomatilos, roasted jalepeno , and one time I added roasted hatch chiles in lieu of jalepeno….it’s great on everything

  15. Freda.s.goodart

    Feb 08

    I am enchanted with the flavor. Not guacamole. So a new taste treat. Kind of like making my own flavored mayo. Went well with pibil sandwich. Would add little adobo sauce to chicken on sandwich and a little salt.

    1. Pati

      Feb 09

      Freda, I’m glad you liked the avocado crema!

  16. rima

    Feb 05

    I have just moved to a very rural part of PA, and have not yet found ANY “ethnic” markets nearby. Can I sub sour cream in this recipe?

    1. Pati

      Feb 06

      ​Yes…that’s a great substitute.

    2. Marishka Titus Michener

      May 13

      Welcome to Pennsylvania Rima,

      I came here from New York City and the world 20 years ago…lived in Mexico for a short time in 1977 ….I too love Patti and the show….where in Pa do you live because there are many Spanish people and market here…..yesterday I bought Mexican crema to make this recipe…….

      1. Pati

        May 13

        I actually live in the greater Washington DC area… great to hear you found crema!

        1. Jes

          Jun 08

          I thought you lived in Texas lol maybe you spoke of living there previously ??
          But I always think “Wow, she has such beautiful hydrangeas, especially in Texas!” Hahaha

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