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Cilantro Lime Crema

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8 ounces


  • ¾ cup Hood Sour Cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup packed cilantro
  • ½ large jalapeño seeded
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Wash and dry your jalapeño pepper and herbs. Trim any cilantro stems and roughly chop the cilantro leaves.
  • Add the Hood Sour Cream, mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, jalapeño, and cilantro to the bowl of a food processor. Next, add a generous pinch of salt and a few grinds of fresh black pepper.
  • Pulse to mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer your crema to a medium sized bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes, to allow the flavors to blend.
  • This crema is also delicious on wings, nachos, or as a creamy salad dressing!