Avocado Crema

Avocado Crema

Crema de Aguacate
2 cups
Pati Jinich
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, lime, mexican crema, pati's mexican table
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Avocado Crema recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 5, Episode 6 "Ancient Yucatán with my Boys"


  • 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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Pati

    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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Hello,
    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. 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. 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