Dairy Free Cilantro Lime Crema

Dairy Free Cilantro Lime Crema

If you love the flavours of cilantro and lime,  you will love this creamy dairy free flavourful crema.  Use it as a dip or dollop it on your favourite taco or buddha bowls.  Made with fresh cilantro, lime and a blend of JOI Nut Milks and  Pili Nuts.  

Servings: 6 | Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes



  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Servings: 10 | Calories: 25| Net Carb: 1.9g | Total Fat: 3 | Total Carb: 2g | Fiber: 0.1g |  Protein: 0.4g

ingredients for cilantro lime crema

Ingredient Notes

JOI Nut Milk - light, spongy, with a delicious coconut undertone in every bite!

Pili Nuts - crunchy, buttery and slightly salted with a subtle coconut undertone

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Recipe Tips and Serving Suggestions

Serving: this cilantro lime crema is great on top of a burrito or taco bowl, a dipping sauce for veggies, or on top of cauliflower rice and grilled meats
Storage: store in an airtight jar for up to 5 days in the fridge.

Herbs: for an alternate crema try some fresh basil, rosemary or parsley.

cilantro lime on cauliflower and a jar

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the traditional crema made with?

Typically it's made with heavy cream, buttermilk and lime.

How thick should it be?

Crema is used more as a dollop over food such as tacos, nachos or burritos so it needs to be thick enough to dollop. However, some prefer it a little looser so they can drizzle over salads or hearty burrito or taco bowls.

What is crema?

Crema is often used to balance out spicy flavours like chipotle and is close to a crème fraîche but thinner.

This recipe is by Oscar from I Hacked Diabetes, where he shares delicious diabetic friendly recipes! 


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