Turmeric-Lime Crema Recipe | Sauce Recipes | PBS Food

In addition to Turmeric, I used Smoked Paprika to give a subtle smokiness to the crema. Smoked paprika pairs exceptionally well with meats or with vegetables, giving them an added boost of smoky flavor. Food blogger Katie Barszcz of The Small Boston Kitchen shares this recipe in a piece about spring cleaning in your spice cabinet.



  • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • juice of half of a lime
  • salt to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and blend thoroughly
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