Quick & Easy Avocado Crema is fresh ingredients made into a sauce in under 5 minutes free of preservatives. Great for tacos or salad! Weight Watchers friendly recipe- 0 SmartPoints!
I just love dips and sauces. I know I say that a lot, but to be honest, I love a lot of different foods with dips and sauces are at the top. Chips were meant to be eaten with sauces, just as salads were meant to be topped with dressing. My Quick & Easy Avocado Crema is a delicious sauce perfect to add to tacos, quesadillas, and a taco salad. Fresh ingredients made into a sauce in under 5 minutes without any preservatives! This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and ZERO SmartPoints for 2 tablespoons!
Not only do I love sauces and dips, but I LOVE avocadoes. So creamy and goes with pretty much anything. They are packed with tons of great nutrition and the “good” fat but are rather high in Weight Watcher SmartPoints. I don’t eat avocadoes by themselves too often. I eat Mexican food at home at least once a week and always feel like I should be having a slice of avocado on top of whatever it is that I made for dinner. This is how my Quick & Easy Avocado Crema was born.
I was making quesadillas one day and really wanted to add avocado but was running a bit low on my daily Weight Watcher SmartPoints. I figured there must be a way to stretch the avocado by adding other ingredients to it so that it would be less points. This is why I am such a fan of Weight Watchers and will be a lifelong member… this program isn’t cookie cutter, meaning you can take a high points ingredient and transform the ingredient into something else resulting in a low point food.
I make this sauce all the time and use it for so many dishes, like Skillet Fish Tacos with Avocado Crema and Black Bean Nacho Cups.
Those happen to be a few of the recipes I’ve posted on this site, but there are so many uses for this sauce! Add it to a taco salad, drizzle on tacos, serve as a dip, or just eat it with chips! I make this sauce so much I finally decided to give this sauce its own post!
The title of the recipe says it all… it’s quick and easy to make! You literally just throw all the ingredients into a food processor (or blender), mix it up, and it’s ready to go. To a food processor add avocado, yogurt, cumin, jalapeno, onion powder, cilantro, garlic, water, salt, lime juice, and lime zest. Blend until all ingredients are blended well.
Quick & Easy Avocado Crema is a delicious sauce perfect to add to tacos, quesadillas, and a taco salad. Fresh ingredients made into a sauce in under 5 minutes without any preservatives! Packed with amazing flavor with a hint of spice. This sauce will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
Watch this 60 second video to learn how to make Quick & Easy Avocado Crema:
Makes 32, 2 Tablespoons Per Serving
0 SMARTPOINTS per serving
3 minPrep Time
3 minTotal Time
- 1 Haas Avocado
- 2 Tablespoons Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
- ½ Tablespoon Cumin
- 1 Jalapeno
- 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
- ¼ Bunch of Cilantro
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- Juice from 1 Lime
- Zest of Half of Lime
- Dice avocado and add to food processor (or blender).
- Remove stem from jalapeno and cut jalapeno into two pieces; add to food processor.
- Add Greek yogurt, cumin, onion powder, cilantro, garlic, water, lime, and lime zest in a food processor.
- Mix will until all ingredients are well combine.
- If you want your sauce to be thinner, add a little bit of water (about 1 tablespoon at a time) until you reach your desired consistency.
Nutrition is based on the NEW Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 32 Tablespoons, 2 Tablespoons Per Serving- (0 SmartPoints Per Serving)
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Ilka EliseFebruary 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm I love Avocados and the recipe is amazing <3 (but'll skip the greek jogurt) haha Thanks for sharing. Much love
KristineMarch 1, 2017 at 10:36 am Thanks Ilka! You could add sour cream instead of Greek Yogurt!
Sarah @ SUGAR MAPLE notesFebruary 28, 2017 at 3:22 pm This sounds awesome to put on fish tacos this lent!
KrystenFebruary 28, 2017 at 3:26 pm Whoa, that is awesome that it's zero points on Weight Watchers! I think it looks amazing and delicious! I"m going to have to try it out!
KristineMarch 1, 2017 at 10:35 am I know! I am so happy this delicious sauce is zero points too!! Thank you Krysten!
AmberFebruary 28, 2017 at 5:51 pm U had me at avocado!
KristineMarch 1, 2017 at 10:35 am Yes!! Avocados for life Amber :)!!
AnnikaFebruary 28, 2017 at 6:35 pm This looks yummy and has so many of my favorite ingredients, avocado and greek yogurt!
KristineMarch 1, 2017 at 10:34 am I love all of these ingredients too Annika :)! Thanks so much for checking this recipe out!
Krista NileFebruary 28, 2017 at 8:24 pm I am on such an avocado kick right now! I'll definitely have to try this out.
KristineMarch 1, 2017 at 10:33 am Yes! I'm always on an avocado kick ;) Thanks Krista!
Tiffany MeiterFebruary 28, 2017 at 8:54 pm That's a really good idea. I love Avocado too.
KristineMarch 1, 2017 at 10:33 am Thanks so much Tiffany :)!!
AnnaFebruary 28, 2017 at 9:04 pm I love avocado, I am gonna give this recipe a try. Anna recently posted...10 Most Beautiful Flowers That I Love
KristineMarch 1, 2017 at 10:31 am I hope you do Anna! Great way to transform avocados into a delicious creamy dip!
ChristelleMarch 1, 2017 at 1:59 am This looks amazing! And your photos make it look even yummier. Christelle recently posted...Politics Schmolitics: Where’s the Love?
KristineMarch 1, 2017 at 10:31 am Thank you Christelle! This sauce really is that good!!
ClarissaMarch 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm I love the previous comment about adding sour cream instead of greek yogurt! Omg, I seriously can't wait to whip this up! -Clarissa @ The View From Here
KristineMarch 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm I'm glad you saw that substitute! I hope you make this soon Clarissa :)
JenMarch 1, 2017 at 2:38 pm My mouth is watering! I love the Zestys this recipe looks so great . I'm pending this is definitely making this soon. I love that it's made at home, with real ingredients.
KristineMarch 2, 2017 at 1:20 pm I hope you make this soon Jen :)!
AshlenMarch 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm This sounds so delicious! I love avocado and my daughter does too so this is a bonus to get her to eat things she doesn't like with this sauce !
KristineMarch 2, 2017 at 1:19 pm Totally!! If you want to make the sauce more kid friendly, just remove the seeds from the jalapeno :)
MamaguruMarch 1, 2017 at 4:27 pm I love all of those ingredients. Together, they must sing! Mamaguru recently posted...Now is the Right Time to Hear Me Roar!
KristineMarch 2, 2017 at 1:19 pm They really do!!!
RobinMarch 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm Yummmmm! This sounds like the perfect taco topping! Nothing better than the combination of lime, cilantro, and avocado.
KristineMarch 2, 2017 at 1:18 pm Yes! Perfect for tacos and pretty much anything!
JasmineMarch 1, 2017 at 8:02 pm I love avacado! This sounds so yummy and a great alternative to guacamole. Will definitely need to try it with fish tacos.
KristineMarch 2, 2017 at 1:17 pm It really is and it's totally perfect with fish tacos!
rachelMarch 1, 2017 at 8:47 pm This sounds awesome! I'm going to add this to my vitamix to-make list!! rachel recently posted...FeBREWary Beer School at Ohio Beergarden
KristineMarch 2, 2017 at 1:13 pm Yes! I've totally made this in my bullet :) Thanks Rachel!
EmilyMarch 2, 2017 at 10:21 am Great recipe! I want a taco!
KristineMarch 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm I love tacos! Thanks Emily!
MonicaMarch 12, 2017 at 9:13 pm Mmmm, this looks fantastic! I've been really into fish and shrimp tacos this spring, and this would be an awesome accompaniment. Can't wait to try it!
KristineMarch 14, 2017 at 4:53 pm Yes, it totally would!! Thanks Monica :) !!
Kristin FabryJuly 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm This avocado crema is now a staple in my house no lie. I want to put it on everything!
KristineJuly 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm Oh me too Kristen! I make it all the time :)