spoonful of thick and creamy avocado crema

Jalapeño Avocado Crema

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Creamy, spicy and just a little touch of sweetness, jalapeno avocado crema is the perfect sauce for tacos, salads or as a dip.



  • 2 jalapeños 
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 avocado
  • 6 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Roast.  Preheat the oven to 425°F.  Coat the jalapeños with oil, sprinkle with a little salt, and place on a sheet pan.  Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, turning about half way through.  The jalapeños can also be roasted in a toaster oven without the need to preheat for the same time and temperature.
  2. Dice.  Let the peppers cool enough to handle.  On a cutting board remove the tops and slice in half.  Spread the peppers flat and scrape out the seeds and the white ‘ribbing’ inside.  The spicier you want it, leave more of the white ribbing and a few seeds.  Give the jalapeños a rough chop.
  3. Blend.  Remove the avocado from the skin and discard the pit.  Place the jalapeños, avocado, pineapple juice, sour cream and salt to a blender or food processor.  Blend on high until fully puréed, smooth and creamy.


  • For a thinner consistency, add pineapple or lime juice 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Jalapeño avocado crema will keep for up to 3 days refrigerated.  You may need to scrape the thin layer of oxidized avocado from the top before serving.
  • Category: sauces
  • Cuisine: mexican

Keywords: avocado crema, spicy avocado crema, jalapeño avocado crema, taco toppings, avocado sauce for tacos

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