Here's an easy recipe for a zippy version of Lime Crema. If you use yogurt as the base it's worth adding in a bit of fat (mayo or cream) as it will vastly improve the flavor. So good!
Servings: 1 cup
- 1 cup mayonnaise (or plain Greek yogurt)
- juice of 1 lime (plus more to taste)
- 1/4 serrano pepper
- 1 garlic clove
- pinch of salt (plus more to taste)
- handful of cilantro (optional)
- splash of water
Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and combine well. Add a splash of water if it isn't combining well.
Taste for seasoning and heat. I added another pinch of salt and another squeeze of lime to this batch.
You can substitute plain Greek yogurt for the mayo. Just keep in mind that adding in a bit of fat (mayo or cream) will give it an instant upgrade in flavor if you use yogurt as the base. For example, a ratio I often use is 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup mayo (or 1 tablespoon heavy cream).
For details on homemade Mexican Crema see here.
For details on turning this Lime Cream into Creamy Avocado Sauce see here.
You can substitute jalapeno for the serrano.