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Chipotle Lime Crema 14

Chipotle Lime Crema

Chipotle lime crema adds creamy, spicy, citrusy goodness to all types of Mexican cuisine. This version is made with sour cream instead of the buttermilk and heavy cream traditional in Mexico.
Course Sauces & Spreads
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 29kcal
Author Marsha Maxwell


  • Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (Set of 6) Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set - Easy To Clean, Nesting Bowls for Space Saving Storage, Great for Cooking, Baking, Prepping
  • DI ORO Seamless Series 4-Piece Silicone Spatula Set - 600°F Heat-Resistant Pro-Grade Rubber Spatulas - Spoonula, Large Spatula, Small/Mini Spatula, and Jar Spatula - Kitchen Utensil Set (Red)
  • Stainless Steel Whisks
  • Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup Set (3-Piece, Microwave and Oven Safe),Clear
  • Microplane Premium Classic Series Zester Grater, 18/8, Green


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Tapatio hot sauce or your favorite hot sauce
  • ¼ c. finely chopped cilantro


  • Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl until well blended.
  • Taste and add more chipotle powder or hot sauce if desired.
  • Serve with fish, shrimp, chicken, pork, beef, beans or salads.