Habanero Lime Creme

I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with making things ridiculously spicy. However, just about every recipe can be toned down to the level of spiciness that you prefer, and this one is no exception. Creamy Greek yogurt helps soothe the burn.

habanero-lime-cremeThis recipe is incredibly simple. Greek yogurt, lime zest and juice, habanero sauce, garlic, and a little salt and pepper. It’s as easy as that. Let the flavors marinate overnight for even more flavor.

habanero-lime-creme-4Try it as a dip or a drizzle, I’ve used it on everything from tacos to salads. It would be excellent as a dip with coconut shrimp, or as a fish taco sauce. It’s such a great boost of flavor that after the first batch disappeared I immediately made another double batch and put it on just about everything. 


Habanero Lime Creme

Habanero Lime Creme

This spicy sauce is great with seafood - fish taco sauce, dipping sauce for coconut shrimp, drizzled over baked salmon, dressing on salads - the possibilities are endless!


  • 1 c. Greek yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 2 limes, zest and juice
  • 1 to 3 tsp of habanero hot sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients. I'd advise you start with one tsp of hot sauce, then add more based on desired spiciness level.
  2. Serve with everything.

adapted from hellawella


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