Cilantro Lime Sauce – Put it on Everything!

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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.

Cilantro lime sauce in a bowl.
Cilantro lime sauce in a bowl.

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!

Cilantro lime sauce ingredients on board.

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).

Cilantro lime sauce ingredients on board.

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.

Cilantro lime sauce in a bowl.
Cilantro lime sauce on chip.

I use this sauce as the base for my Creamy Cilantro Turkey Tacos – they are so dang good! If you’re wondering how to try this sauce, I definitely recommend this taco recipe.

Creamy cilantro turkey tacos in a hand.

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.

Creamy green sauce in a bowl surrounded by the ingredients.
Yield: 1 1/4 cups

Cilantro Lime Sauce

Cilantro Lime Sauce

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

2 Tablespoons

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61 Total Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 1.9g Fiber: .6g Sugar: .6g Protein: .5g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments and on Instagram! @keytomylime #keytomylime

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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.

Try this Cilantro Lime Sauce with your next meal!

Cilantro lime sauce in a bowl.

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