Zesty Chipotle Lime Crema

Total Time
5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love this combination of ingredients and have used them before in an aioli . I was inspired by a couple of other recipes to mix them in sour cream instead to make a delicious crema. This makes a delicious topping for tacos, enchilada's or anything else you want to add some pizzaz to! One chipotle is plenty spicy for us, add more to your personal taste.

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl with an immersion blender or in a regular blender. Make sure all ingredients have fully blended, no lumps. Serve or chill for later - will thicken slightly.
  2. Notes:.
  3. This is a recipe that really flexes to personal taste.
  4. Add a little zest unless you like a lot - then add more.
  5. Start with juice from half the lime , one garlic and one chipotle, ziz it up, then add what you like more of - I like 1 chipotle, 2 garlic and juice from the whole lime and zest from half a lime, but lime sizes vary greatly and so does how much juice you get. You want a tangy, garlicky crema with some pow from the chipotle.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this today for a potluck to go along with a dish of enchiladas. People loved it. I used Mexican crema instead of sour cream, as I can get it easily. It went on the enchiladas but also with tortilla chips and cut-up veggies. Easy way to provide a nicely spicy accompaniment.

5 5

Wonderful...a party in your mouth! I have used this as a dip, a salad dressing, and today I am going to sub it for mayo in deviled egg filling. So versatile, and sooo easy!

5 5

Delicious! I cut the recipe down to 1/4 cup for my grilled chicken salad...added a wonderful spicy flavor...this is a keeper...thanks for posting...:)