Cilantro Lime Crema Mexicana Dip

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This is simply a caller and herbaceous cilantro-lime dip that is only 3 ingredients, Crema Mexicana, limes, and cilantro, and is astonishing drizzled connected tacos, nachos, quesadillas, aliases connected grilled aliases roasted meats and vegetables.  I emotion this look because it is truthful elemental and truthful fresh!

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Cilantro Lime Crema Mexicana Dip

I for illustration to make this Cilantro Lime Crema Mexicana Dip pinch Crema Mexicana alternatively of sour pick because it is simply a small sweeter and thinner than sour cream.  But if you cannot find Crema Mexicana this look is still awesome erstwhile made pinch sour pick aliases creme fraiche. Either measurement this look is not only awesome to drizzle connected apical of your favourite Mexican dishes it is besides awesome arsenic a dip for veggies, chips and pitas.

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Ingredients successful Cilantro Lime Crema Mexicana Dip

What is Crema Mexicana and what is nan quality betwixt it and sour cream?

Crema Mexicana (or Mexican style sour cream) is rich, smooth, and pourable.  It is simply a small person to a creme fraiche than sour pick because it is not arsenic heavy and a touch sweeter. It is besides easy to make astatine home.  Since I americium usually successful a unreserved for meal I thin to bargain Crema Mexicana astatine our section market store.  My favourite brands are Olé, Verolé, and Cacique and they thin to beryllium nan astir readily available.

When to usage Crema Mexicana and erstwhile to usage Sour Cream?

My wide norm comes down to consistency aliases pourability.  If you want thing that you tin drizzle connected apical of a crockery and usage arsenic a condiment aliases dressing, I gravitate towards Crema Mexicana. If you want thing heavy to dip chips aliases veggies I usage sour cream.  Keep successful mind you tin ever bladed retired sour pick pinch a small dense pick aliases buttermilk, and you tin ever operation successful immoderate sour pick aliases mayo to your crema to thief thicken it up.  At nan extremity of nan day, you tin usage Crema Mexicana, Sour Cream, Creme Fraiche, and moreover plain yogurt interchangeably depending connected what you person successful your fridge.

Can you make Crema Mexicana astatine home?

YES! Here is my Easy Homemade Crema Mexicana Recipe.

ingredients successful cilantro lime crema mexicana

Crema Mexicana: This is nan guidelines of nan dip. Crema Mexicana (or Mexican style sour cream) is rich, smooth, and pourable.  Although you tin substitute sour pick aliases creme fraiche if you want a thinner and pourable dip I would urge utilizing Crema Mexicana.  The main logic for this is erstwhile you zest nan limes nan pectin wrong nan zest of nan peel acts arsenic a thickener.  As this look sits successful nan fridge overnight aliases for a fewer days, it will thicken aliases patient a small spot but still stay pourable truthful it tin beryllium drizzled connected nachos, tacos aliases quesadillas aliases utilized to dip veggies aliases basking wings.

Cilantro: Fresh Cilantro gives this dip a beautiful caller herbaceous flavor.

Lime Zest: The zest gives nan dip a deeper lime spirit and nan pectin successful nan zest acts arsenic a thickener to thief tighten up nan dip

Lime Juice: The caller lime juice brightens up nan crockery and gives it immoderate zip.

How to Make Cilantro Lime Crema Mexicana Dip

This extremity is really speedy to combine but I urge making it astatine slightest 2 hours successful beforehand and up to 24 hours truthful that nan flavors tin meld and nan dip tin thicken slightly.

the 3 ingredients successful cilantro lime crema mexicana, cilantro, limes and crema mexicana

Step1: Pour nan Crema Mexicana into a mean mixing bowl

Step 2: Chop nan cilantro leaves and adhd to nan crema mexicana.  I ever urge removing nan thicker bottoms of nan stems and utilizing mostly leaves truthful nan dip has a smoother texture.

Step 3: Zest nan 2 limes utilizing a microplate aliases grater onto a sheet and adhd to nan Crema Mexicana and cilantro aliases zest straight into nan Crema Mexicana bowl.  *Chef Tip* A microplane useful champion for zesting.  A microplane is simply a awesome portion of room instrumentality that useful wonders for zesting citrus because it is truthful good that it takes nan outer zest disconnected without taking nan bitter pith portion of nan peel.  It is besides awesome for grating difficult cheeses for illustration parmesan and pecorino and erstwhile utilizing full nutmeg.  Just beryllium careful, arsenic microplanes are very sharp!  Here is simply a link to nan 1 I usage astatine home.

Step 4: Juice ½ of 1 of nan limes that was zested straight into nan dip bowl.  (Wrap zested limes successful integrative wrap aliases shop them successful an airtight instrumentality arsenic they will barren retired successful nan fridge)

Step 5: Mix together each nan ingredients

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Recipe for Cilantro Lime Crema Mexicana Dip


Cilantro Lime Crema Mexicana Dip

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

16oz Crema Mexicana (or Sour Cream aliases creme fraiche)

1/4 cup packed Cilantro, fresh, chopped

2ea Limes, Zested

1/2 ea Limes, Juiced

Cook Mode Prevent your surface from going dark


  • Author: Anthony Vipond
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Dip
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Dip, Appetizer, Crema Mexicana, Sauce

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