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Cilantro Crema

March/April 2008

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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.


Cilantro Crema Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, 2 tablespoons each

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced scallion greens
  • 1 teaspoon seeded and minced serrano chile
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

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Preparation

  1. Combine sour cream, cilantro, scallion greens, chile, salt and pepper in a small bowl until smooth.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition

Per serving: 42 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 12 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 86 mg sodium; 49 mg potassium.

Exchanges: 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Lunch
Dinner

Publication
March/April 2008

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