fennel and lime crema

limeMexican crema

Fennel and Lime Crema

This is one of the quickest recipes that I have come up with.

It was just as quick to come up with it, as it was quick to make it.

It was sheer craving: I imagined it to accompany the Potato, Sweet Potato and Granny Smith Latkes, but you can use it to complement so many other things.

fennel and lime crema

It just mixes the already salty and tangy Mexican Cream with the crunchy chopped fennel bulb, fragrant fennel fronds, fresh-squeezed lime juice and salt.

Hey: You may also use it as a vegetable dip, why not?

Fennel and Lime Crema

Crema de Eneldo y Limón 

Recipe Yield

1 cups

Cooking time

7 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.67 from 3 votes


  • 1 cup Mexican style cream
  • 1/2 cup finely diced fennel bulb
  • 1 tablespoon fennel fronds chopped
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste

To Prepare

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. Done!


5comments inFennel and Lime Crema

  1. Katie

    May 06

    What is Mexican style cream (pardon my ignorance!); my husband and I are intrigued by this recipe but do not know if heavy whipping cream is equivalent or if we need to try to find something else. So happy to have visited your web site!

    1. Pati

      May 09

      Hola Katie!! You have a few options with substitutes. I get this question a lot so I wrote a blog post all about it: http://patijinich.com/pati_2020/2010/05/mexican_style_cream/ =) I hope this helps!

  2. Sarita Szajowitz

    Feb 09

    Sra. Paty,quisiera saber la direccion del restauranet de su papa en la ciudad de Mexico,nosotros vamos a ir en Marzo a Mexico y quisieramos ir a comer al restaurante de su papa,seria posible tener la direccion del restaurante?mi esposo y y yo la vimos la semana pasada con sus tres hijos y nos encato la sopa de pasta que usted hiso y los molletes y hoy precisamente lo cocine hoy,y su pastel de queso con la cajeta delicioso,espero nospueda dar la direccion.mil gracias anticipadamente .Sarira Szjoawitz

  3. Kim

    Nov 17

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to give it a try with the Potato, Sweet Potato & Granny Smith Latkes. I can see this going nicely with a fish…….you always inspire me Pati!

    1. Pati

      Nov 18

      Oh these ones are super scrumptious….

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