Easy Avocado Crema + Salsa Chicken Toasted Tacos

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.

Easy Avocado Crema Tacos

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! If you like this recipe, try my white chicken chili, this chicken enchilada and rice casserole, or this Instant Pot chicken adobo!

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.

Easy Avocado Crema Tacos

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!

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Easy Avocado Crema + Salsa Chicken Toasted Tacos

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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 batch of crema 1x


Gluten Free, Dairy Free/Vegan Options

We are ready for fiesta night!  This avocado crema is the perfect cool and creamy addition to these salsa chicken tacos.  And together they make the perfect meal!



Avocado Crema:

  • 1 avocado
  • juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 3 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp cashew milk
  • 1/2 tsp cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Salsa Chicken Tacos:

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 jar medium salsa
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Arugula
  • Tortillas


Avocado Crema:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mash the avocado really well until no lumps remain.
  2. Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  3. Add more milk if you want it thinner.

Salsa Chicken Tacos:

  1. Chicken:
    1. Put chicken and salsa in your crockpot and cook on high for three hours (or low for six).  Then shred chicken, stir well into salsa and let cook about 30 more minutes.
  2. Pickled onions:
    1. Slice onion, and put it in a mason jar with the salt and red wine vinegar.
    2. For the first twenty minutes, shake every few minutes to evenly coat onion.
    3. Let sit in fridge overnight.
  3. Tortillas:
    1. Spray a skillet with a little avocado oil and cook each side of tortilla until it is brown and toasty.
  4. Assembling tacos:
    1. On top of your tortilla, place chicken, then onions, add some arugula, and drizzle crema on top!


Dairy Free Option – use non-dairy plain yogurt instead of greek yogurt to make this crema dairy free.  The tacos are dairy free if you make the crema dairy free.

Vegan Option – the crema is vegan if made with non dairy yogurt.  The tacos contain chicken and therefore are still not vegan.

Gluten Free Option – use a gluten free tortilla and these tacos will be gluten free.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: main course
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp

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!


Easy Avocado Crema Tacos

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