Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is NOT safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The only thing I like more than talking about food is eating." John Walters

The refrigerator light goes on...

You may have had an avocado crema like this at a Mexican or Southwestern restaurant. It make a great topping for almost anything, with all of the flavors coming through just right - lime, garlic, avocado, and cilantro. Many versions that I have had are a bit spicy, and you could add some crushed red pepper flakes or a bit of cayenne pepper and the crema will really pop.

Serve this over grilled fish, on tacos, with roasted chicken, or even on your sandwiches.


Cilantro, Garlic, and Avocado Crema

Servings: 8 | Serving size: 1/4 cup

Cooking time: 15 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and will keep well for up to 48 hours in the refrigerator.

1 clove garlic (finely minced)
1/2 tsp. lime zest
1/2 lime (juiced)
1 cup full fat Greek yogurt
1 small avocado
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp. salt
to taste fresh ground black pepper

Cilantro, Garlic, and Avocado Crema recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place the garlic, lime and lime juice in a blender or mini-chopper.

Pulse for about 1 minute until the garlic is as small as possible.

Add the yogurt and pulse until blended.

Add the avocado, cilantro, salt and pepper.

Pulse until smooth.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 60 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 2mg <1%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 4% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 44mcg Potassium 235mg