Straightforward Vegan Avocado Crema – Minimalist Baker Recipes


Bowl of avocado crema next to cilantro, avocado, lime juice, and salt

Look out tacos and enchiladas, there’s a brand new condiment on the town! This avocado crema is SO scrumptious and endlessly versatile! We’ve been having fun with it for years and determined it wanted its personal devoted house on the weblog. With a couple of tweaks to maximise taste and guarantee success each time, it’s right here!

This crema is vivid, contemporary, completely wealthy and creamy, and plant-based, too! Bonus factors? It solely requires 25 minutes, 6 substances, and 1 blender. Let’s do that factor!

Avocado, cashews, limes, garlic, cilantro, salt, and water

What’s Avocado Crema?

Avocado crema is a creamy, barely tangy dip or sauce starring avocado. It’s much like guacamole however is further easy, creamy, and lightened up. We find it irresistible for topping tacos, bowls, and extra!

Whereas it’s mostly made with bitter cream, the next is our impressed take counting on plant-based, entire meals substances.

Methods to Make Avocado Crema

This 6-ingredient vegan avocado crema depends on creamy cashews and tangy lime juice as an alternative to bitter cream.

First, we soak the cashews in sizzling water to melt them and create a extra impartial taste (a trick we realized when experimenting with cashew cream). Then the soaked cashews go right into a blender with ripe avocado, contemporary cilantro, lime juice, garlic, sea salt, and water.

Blender with cashews, avocado, garlic, cilantro, salt, and lime juice

All that’s left is mixing it up till you’ve received tremendous creamy avocado crema. Swoon!

Utilizing a strong blender like a Nutribullet, Vitamix, or Blendtec will make sure the cashews mix right into a easy consistency. Yow will discover our blender overview right here to find out how totally different blenders carry out.

Smooth and creamy avocado crema in a blender

We hope you LOVE this avocado crema! It’s:

& SO Scrumptious!

It’s greatest when contemporary however will maintain for up to a few days earlier than the avocado turns barely brown. Attempt it on our Enchilada-Stuffed Butternut Squash, Candy Potato Black Bean Enchiladas, Black Bean Plantain Enchilada Bake, Chipotle Tofu Chilaquiles, Candy Potato Black Bean Tamales, Smoky BBQ Bean Tacos, and extra!

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Avocado crema drizzled over enchiladas

Prep Time 25 minutes

Complete Time 25 minutes

Servings 6 (~1/4-Cup Servings)

Course Dip, Sauce

Delicacies Gluten-Free, Mexican-Impressed, Oil-Free, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it maintain? Finest when contemporary

  • 1/2 cup uncooked cashews
  • 1 small-medium ripe avocado (1 small-medium avocado yields ~3/4 cup or 113 g measured after pitting/peeling)
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed contemporary cilantro
  • 2-3 Tbsp lime juice (1 lime yields ~3 Tbsp or 45 ml)
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (plus extra to style)
  • 1/3 – 2/3 cup water (plus extra if wanted)
  • Add the cashews to a heatproof bowl and canopy with sizzling water by a couple of inches. Put aside to soak for 20 minutes.

  • Drain the water and add the soaked cashews to a small blender* with the avocado, cilantro, lime juice (beginning with the lesser quantity), garlic, salt, and water (beginning with the lesser quantity). Mix till creamy and easy, including extra water 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) at a time as wanted to encourage mixing.

  • Style and regulate as wanted, including extra salt to style, lime juice for tanginess, or garlic for zing.

  • Finest when contemporary. Leftover sauce will maintain in a sealed container within the fridge for 1-2 days, however the colour will develop into darker. Not freezer pleasant.

Serving: 1 quarter-cup serving Energy: 100 Carbohydrates: 5.8 g Protein: 2.5 g Fats: 8.3 g Saturated Fats: 1.3 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 1.3 g Monounsaturated Fats: 4.8 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 101 mg Potassium: 199 mg Fiber: 2 g Sugar: 0.8 g Vitamin A: 92 IU Vitamin C: 4 mg Calcium: 9 mg Iron: 0.8 mg


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