Avocado crema is a fresh and creamy sauce that adds the extra pop you never knew your tacos were missing. Try it on our salsa chicken toasted tacos for the perfect fiesta dinner party.
If you need the perfect topping for your tacos, nachos, burrito bowls. or anything really – look no further. This avocado crema is SO easy to whip up and it adds an extra burst of flavor to any dish while providing healthy fats, fiber, and protein to your meal.
And instead of just giving you the recipe for crema – I decided to share the entire dish! These tacos are full of salsa chicken, pickled onions, and some greens, all on top of a toasted tortilla, and of course drizzled with crema! Neil has asked for them like a hundred times since I first served them and that’s how you know it’s good!
If you want to make the crema dairy free just use a plain non-dairy yogurt instead of the greek yogurt. My absolute favorite go-to for non dairy yogurt is Lavva – its base is coconut and pili nuts. But I also like Nancy’s Oat yogurt or Kite Hill almond milk yogurt. So just find which one you like best and go with that!
Another note on the crema – I suggest making this the day you plan to eat your tacos. I will talk in a minute about some of the taco ingredients that should be made the night before, but this is not one of them. Avocados brown really quickly so if you make this too far ahead of time you might find yourself needing to make more. But I made this a small batch recipe exactly for this purpose – this way you will probably use all of it up! You can also store in an airtight container in the fridge for one to two days.
This recipe is super easy but it does require you starting it the night before – for a couple of reasons.
The chicken is cooked in the crock pot. This part can be sped up by cooking on high – it only takes about three to four hours. But if you want to cook them long and slow (always my favorite way to get the most tender chicken if I have the time!) then you’ll need about 6 hours.
The pickled onions – this one really does require overnight prep. These are SO easy to make, but they have to soak overnight for the pickling process to really get started enough for you to have pickled onions and not just onions soaked in vinegar.
So for those reasons, my best suggestion is to just plan this one ahead. Luckily that makes it one of the EASIEST and fastest dinners to put together on a busy night – all you have to do is assemble!Print
If you try this recipe – whether just the crema, maybe the onions or the chicken, or the entire taco – I want to see and hear all about it! Leave a comment below letting me know how you liked it and if you share on Instagram be sure to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and send you some love!
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