This cilantro lime sauce is a delicious and easy dressing. It pairs well with so many meals! Cilantro lime crema is especially good on tacos and slaw.
Why do I love cilantro lime sauce so much? I can put it on everything. That’s why. Tacos, burrito bowls, chips, eggs, and sandwiches. One of my absolute favorite ways to use it is as a salad dressing.
If you love cilantro, you will love this creamy cilantro lime dressing recipe!
What is Cilantro Lime Dressing and What is In It?
Cilantro lime sauce (also called cilantro lime dressing or cilantro lime crema) is a blended creamy sauce. It uses cilantro, lime juice, and sour cream as the primary flavors.
This recipe is made with olive oil, avocado, green onion (or scallions), cilantro, garlic, lime juice, salt, and sour cream (or Greek yogurt).
How to Make Cilantro Lime Dressing:
Sauce recipes like this one make me happy because they’re super simple. Just add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender or a food processor, and pulse until everything’s combined.
Be sure to leave some small visible bits of cilantro in there. It tastes better if you stop blending before all of the ingredients have completely combined.
Looking for a sauce with a little more kick? Try my Creamy Green Sauce! It’s ridiculously good. It’s similar to this recipe because it’s filled with tons of whole green ingredients and pairs perfectly with just about everything.
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- ½ avocado (peeled and pitted)
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup chopped green onion
- ¾ cup cilantro leaves
- 2 cloves garlic (diced)
- Juice of 1 lime
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup sour cream or greek yogurt
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor. Pulse until it’s mostly smooth - you want to leave it just slightly chunky with visible small bits of cilantro.
Serving Size:2 Tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61 Total Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 1.9g Fiber: .6g Sugar: .6g Protein: .5g
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Have you ever wondered how to prepare cilantro? Real Simple has an article with some great tips and tricks to show you how.