This Cilantro Lime Dressing is made with only 6 ingredients and is the perfect blend of tangy and creamy that’s delicious drizzled on salads, tacos, burrito bowls and grilled meats!
If you’re looking for the ultimate dressing to make this summer that can be served with just about everything, then this Cilantro Lime Dressing is for you!
It’s light yet creamy, a little tangy, super fresh, and herbaceous. It’s way better than any store bought cilantro lime dressing and it’s quickly become a staple in my fridge.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- plain Greek yogurt
- olive oil
- lime juice
Making this recipe is as easy as adding all the ingredient to a food processor or blender, and blending it until smooth.
That’s it! However, I do have a few tips and tricks to help you get it just right.
Tips and Tricks
- After blending all the ingredients together, I recommend letting the dressing sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour but preferably overnight to really help the flavors meld together. It makes a big difference and is worth the wait!
- The dressing should be pourable and not too thick. If you want it thicker, blend in more plain Greek yogurt until it reaches the consistency you want.
- When measuring out the cilantro for this recipe, use the stems and the leaves. You can remove any large excess stems (especially if they’re super long), but you don’t have to individually pluck off the cilantro leaves.
Substitutions and Variations
- Don’t have honey? You can use maple syrup instead.
- Want it a little spicy? Blend in a jalapeno or serrano pepper to give the dressing a little kick.
- Instead of olive oil, you can use avocado oil, canola oil or any oil you prefer.
- To add more healthy fats, add an avocado to the mixture for a thick and creamy consistency. You can also completely substitute an avocado for the Greek yogurt if you prefer.
- You can use plain yogurt instead of Greek yogurt. Keep in mind that the consistency will be a little thinner.
What to serve with Cilantro Lime Dressing
I love drizzling this dressing on everything from tacos, salads, and grilled meats! I even love adding a spoonful to my soups and stews in place of sour cream. It adds a nice little tangy flavor with a touch of creaminess to all those savory Mexican dishes.
Here are a few recipes that would pair well with this dressing:
- Grilled Shrimp Skewers
- Crispy Potato Tacos
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
- Taco Salad
- Black Bean Soup
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
This dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week.