Cilantro Crema

Cilantro Crema

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From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2008

Turn an ordinary taco into something special with this creamy, herb-studded sauce in place of plain sour cream. It's traditionally made with Mexican crema, a tangy-sweet cultured cream; if it's available in your area, it can be used in place of the sour cream.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced scallion greens
  • 1 teaspoon seeded and minced serrano chile
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Combine sour cream, cilantro, scallion greens, chile, salt and pepper in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 42 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 183 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 33 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 100 mg sodium; 50 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 fat

Reviews 1

November 25, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Amazing Flavor Our family loved the full flavor of this recipe, with the nice end kick of the serrano pepper. Delicious. A great recipe to play around with, but is fantastic just the way it is. Pros: Fast, easy, and full of flavor. Cons: Double the recipe it goes quick
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