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chipotle lime crema

Chipotle Lime Crema

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper mashed into a paste, from chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • Juice of one lime or 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Combine the sour cream (or greek yogurt), mashed chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, lime juice, and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • use immediately, or for the best flavor place the crema in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours to allow the flavors to meld.


To mash the chipotle peppers, use a mortar and pestle. Alternatively, a fork or the round side of a spoon will work (with some extra muscle and time).