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This avocado crema tastes just like the guacamole dip from many Mexican restaurants! Made with four simple ingredients, you’ll want to make this deliciously creamy dip all the time. Or serve it on tacos or taco salads!

Overhead view of a small bowl of avocado crema on a table surrounded by triangle-shaped tortilla chips and a lime wedge.

🥑 What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • This simple recipe gives you a thick and creamy restaurant-style avocado crema that’s so ridiculously delicious, and it only takes 4 ingredients!
  • If you love guac, you’ll love this crema. You’ve probably had guacamole similar to this at various Mexican restaurants. It’s smooth and creamy rather than chunky, with a bright, tangy flavor and a touch of Greek yogurt for added protein. You’re welcome to add chopped cilantro, diced jalapeños, minced red onion, diced tomatoes or pico de gallo… whatever you like!
  • Making it is a super easy process. In fact, all you need is a food processor! Using a food processor ensures you get that silky-smooth texture without any pieces of garlic or chunks of avocado mixed in.

👩🏼‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

  • When you’re choosing the avocado for your avocado crema, there are a few things to look for. Pick an avocado with a dark green skin that’s fairly firm to the touch but gives a little when you squeeze it – gently. Avoid an avocado that feels super soft or mushy. If the avocado is brown underneath the stem, it’s probably too overripe to use.
  • If you want more of an avocado sauce consistency that you can drizzle rather than scoop, you can add in a little milk to thin the mixture.
  • Like most avocado dishes, crema is best when it’s served right after it’s made. If you want to serve it later in the day, you can chill it until you’re ready for it. Just transfer the prepared avocado crema to a serving bowl, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Gently press the plastic wrap onto the crema so it’s touching every bit of surface area, then fit the plastic wrap over and around the edges of the bowl. The plastic wrap absolutely has to touch the crema to ensure no part of it is accidentally exposed to air. If that happens, the crema will brown.
Close-up of a small bowl of avocado crema on a table surrounded by triangle-shaped tortilla chips and a lime wedge.

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Recipe By: Cheryl Malik

4-Ingredient Avocado Crema

Prep 10 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Total 10 minutes
A rich and creamy, restaurant-style avocado dip made with Greek yogurt for a boost of protein.
4 servings


  • Food processor
  • Silicone spatula
  • serving bowl
  • food-safe plastic wrap optional, for storage


For the Avocado Crema

  • 1 large clove garlic peeled
  • 1 large avocado approximately 10-12 ounces; halved, pit removed, flesh scooped out
  • ½ cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice juice of 1 large lime; more or less to taste
  • salt to taste


  • Place 1 large clove garlic in food processor. Process garlic until roughly chopped.
  • Add flesh of 1 large avocado and ½ cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt to food processor. Process ingredients together until very smooth.
  • Add 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice and small amount of salt. Process ingredients until fully combined. Once combined, taste crema and add additional lime juice and/or salt as desired until preferred flavor is achieved.
  • When satisfied with flavor, transfer avocado crema to serving bowl and serve immediately. Alternately, cover bowl with plastic wrap, pressing plastic wrap directly against top of crema to ensure no surface area is exposed to air. Refrigerate dip up to 4 hours, then stir and serve immediately.
  • Avocado: Make sure you scoop out the very dark green flesh that’s closest to the skin. It’s the most nutrient dense part of the avocado flesh and you don’t want to miss out on it!
  • Make it Dairy Free: Replace the Greek yogurt with an unflavored dairy-free yogurt.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1 servingCalories: 132calProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 14mgPotassium: 391mgTotal Carbs: 8gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gNet Carbs: 3gVitamin A: 108IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 0.4mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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  1. I can’t believe I have been away from your blog so long that this is the first time I know of your pregnancy. Congratulations, Cheryl. So happy to hear a little ‘avocado’ kicking inside you. 🙂
    You are such a gorgeous mama, and I sure will make this delicious looking avo recipe, soon

  2. Oh my gosh, a super belated CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I’m so so thrilled and excited for you! You look so gorgeously radiant, it makes me smile just looking at it. And dude, this avocado crema sounds divine. Just the color is dreamy enough to make me want to eat it with a spoon. So lovely, Cheryl! Wishing you alllll the best in the coming months!

  3. Yey for avocado babies! Although, I’m sure your baby isn’t even an avocado anymore. Mine definitely isn’t! She’s the size of a really tall 6 month old! I love this simple guac recipe. I can never get enough guac! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for the rest of your baby-sized foods!

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