Cilantro Lime Crema

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I'm a San Francisco city girl who loves to cook and enjoy the outdoors. My cooking style focuses on healthy recipes, but I have a huge sweet tooth that I am constantly fighting! When I'm not cooking/eating/photographing/writing about food, I'm at the hospital full-time or running. I'm addicted to blogging about food -

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Living in San Francisco has turned me into sort of a fish taco snob. There are so many incredible fish taco places here! For me, the one thing that makes a delicious fish taco (besides the fish, of course) is the creamy “dressing” lathered on top.

Most fish tacos I’ve had here are topped with a delicious, flavorful, creamy topping that I have not been able to reproduce… until now! I finally perfected a fish taco crema topping that tastes just like some of my favorite fish taco places in the city. This cilantro lime crema is made with fresh lime, cilantro and green onion, plus a little mayonnaise for a bit of tangy flavor.



Cilantro Lime Crema


  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a small Magic Bullet cup and pulse a few times until well blended, but not smooth.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator for up to 3 days until ready to serve.

Makes ~1/2 cup