Cilantro Lime Dressing - Takes 5 minutes to make, stored in mason jar!

Cilantro Lime Dressing

This Cilantro Lime Dressing has incredible flavor and only requires a handful of ingredients. It's a fresh, creamy and balanced dressing that elevates any salad. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro lime dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 , makes 1.5 cups
Calories 77kcal


  • 1 bunch cilantro*
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced (2 tbsp minced)
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt**
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 6 tbsp (3 ounces) extra virgin olive oil


  •  If the ends of the cilantro stems look brown or old, trim them off, keeping as much of the stem as possible. The stems blend well and have great flavor. 
  • Cut the stem off the jalapeno, and remove the seeds and ribs from the jalapeno if you desire. Keeping those in will make the dressing more spicy, and they will blend up just fine.
  • Place the cilantro, jalapeno, minced garlic, lime juice, yogurt, salt, and pepper into a blender, and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the olive oil, and blend for a few seconds, until just incorporated.
  • Taste and make any necessary seasoning adjustments. Then enjoy!
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


*Assuming you are washing the cilantro, make sure to dry it very thoroughly. Otherwise the leftover water will significantly thin out the dressing and make it less flavorful. The cilantro bunches I use are about 2 cups packed, and weigh 3.5 ounces with the stems.
**The fat of the yogurt is up to you, but I use a 2% here.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 67mg | Sugar: 1g