This quick and easy Chipotle Crema is the perfect addition to your favorite taco recipe. It’s a creamy sauce with just enough kick to spice up any meal.
Why You’ll Love Chipotle Crema
This Chipotle Crema is a no-brainer if you’re anything like me and adore sauces. It will take any recipe from bland to something special. Plus, it’s incredibly simple to make. You’ll have it ready in six minutes or less. My favorite way to enjoy this creamy condiment is to drizzle it over Butternut Squash Tacos.
It’s a staple ingredient for many of my family’s favorite Mexican dishes!
What is Chipotle Crema?
Chipotle crema is a creamy sauce made with Mexican crema and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Mexican crema is a thick, tangy cream used in traditional Mexican cuisine. Since Mexican crema isn’t available in all grocery stores, I’ve made this recipe using full-fat sour cream. Low-fat sour cream is not recommended.
How to Make Chipotle Crema (Creamy Chipotle Sauce)
Combine all your ingredients and place them in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth—yes, it’s that simple. Taste and add any additional ingredients you feel necessary (salt, cumin, lime). Scrape the sides of the bowl once and blend again. Scoop into a bowl and serve with your favorite dishes.
Add fewer chipotle peppers in adobo sauce if you prefer a milder sauce. On the other hand, if you want even more kick, you can add a little more.
How long does chipotle last in the refrigerator? Keep leftovers stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.
How to Use Chipotle Sauce
Drizzle or spoon it on top of burrito bowls, fish tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and other favorite Mexican food recipes. Use it to dip sweet potato fries, baked zucchini strips, pizza, and roasted veggies.
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If you try making this Chipotle Crema Recipe, please leave me a comment below! I always love to read your thoughts and feedback!
- 2 cups sour cream - or 1 cup sour cream 1 cup greek yogurt
- 3 chipotle chilis in adobo sauce
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce - more to taste
- 1 lime juiced
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 3 tablespoon fresh cilantro
- salt - to taste
- Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a large food processor (or high power blender) and blend until completely mixed (approximately 1 minute). Taste and add any additional ingredients you feel necessary (salt, cumin, lime). Scrape the sides of the bowl once and blend again. Scoop into a bowl and serving with your favorite dishes.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)