Fresh Lime Crema

In this easy Lean and Green recipe, cool creaminess meets the bright flavor of fresh squeezed lime to make an easy,  super delicious sauce.

Perfect as an addition to grilled meats, as a salad dressing or as a condiment for your favorite dish (try a dollop over cauliflower rice made with Phoenix Sunrise Seasoning- OMG!)

Lime crema can be made in advance and stored in your refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

The bright green color comes from the addition of lime zest and cilantro. The great thing about this sauce is that you can vary it depending on the flavors you like.

You can add extra garlic for a little more robust flavor or remove the cilantro all together if you don't like it.  Prefer it with a bit more of a salty-like flavor? Add more lime juice, no salt necessary!  And of course if you love the flavor of lime, but don't like it too sour, just add more lime zest. 

However you make it, you'll wind up with a sauce that can be used in 100 different ways to brighten just about any meal.  Our favorite?

Make our mouthwatering Pan Seared Salmon with our easy Pico de Gallo and a drizzle of lime crema. Serve with your favorite veggie side dish. This pairs well with a simple salad drizzled with Balsamic Mosto Cotto or cauliflower rice. These 3 together make for a lean and green meal you won't soon forget!


Fresh Lime Crema

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes

Servings: 4+ Serving 



  1. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir vigorously to combine.

  2. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving to allow flavors to develop. May be stored in an airtight container, refrigerated for up to one week.

    Serving Size is 1 Tablespoon of crema. 

    IMPORTANT NOTE- this recipe makes for a very thick crema. If desired, you can add a little water or a little extra lime juice to the crema to make a sauce you can drizzle. Please adjust your counts accordingly- if you take 1 T of crema and add 1 T of additional liquid, you are now allowed 2 T of sauce instead of 1.

    Counts for the entire meal: 1 T Lime Crema as prepared is 1 Condiment

Nutrition Facts

Optavia Counts Per Serving

0 -  Lean

0 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

0 - Green

1 - Condiments

0 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

2 Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.