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Chorizo Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

These Chorizo Tacos are SO simple and delicious. Spicy chorizo loaded into a warm corn tortilla topped with a tangy cilantro lime crema! These are seriously taco perfection!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chorizo tacos, cilantro lime crema, cilantro sauce, spicy taco, spicy tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Haylie


  • 1 lb fresh ground chorizo
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, cotija cheese for topping

Cilantro Lime Crema

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves (not the stems!)
  • 1/2 lime juiced (use the whole lime for extra tartness if desired!)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of salt to taste


  1. In a large skillet, add 1 tsp of olive oil. Let it heat up on medium heat. Add the chorizo in and cook for 7-9 minutes or until done.

  2. While the chorizo is cooking, roughly chop up some cilantro. Add the cilantro, sour cream, juice of 1/2 lime, garlic powder and a pinch of salt to the food processor. Pulse until this is creamy and smooth - it's okay if there are still some small pieces of cilantro in it.

  3. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed (add more salt, lime etc.)

  4. Dice up your favorite taco toppings - for me, I love to do diced red onion, jalapeno, extra cilantro, cotija etc. Set aside.

  5. By now, the chorizo should be done! Warm the corn tortillas either on the stovetop or in the microwave (highly recommend stovetop for the char!)

  6. Assemble the tacos! Add a generous portion of chorizo in each taco, followed by a drizzle of the cilantro lime crema and all of your favorite toppings. Enjoy!