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a pitcher of creamy cilantro lime dressing

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is a breeze to whip up. Fresh cilantro and a double dose of lime from the juice and zest make this cool and creamy dressing perfect for any salad. And it is so easy to make too!



  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a blender, food processor or mason jar, add all of the ingredients. Process or shake until until the ingredients are combined and creamy. If using a mason jar, finely chop the cilantro leaves before adding them with the other ingredients.
  2. Season to taste with more kosher salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Shake or stir before serving. The dressing will thicken after refrigeration. Stir in a tablespoon or 2 of more milk to thin the dressing.


  • If using a blender or food processor to make the dressing, the cilantro leaves can be added whole. Mason jars are also great for making and storing dressings. If shaking up a batch of dressing in a mason jar, finely chop the cilantro leaves before adding them along with the other ingredients.
  • A little sweetness balances out the flavor of the dressing. Use honey or agave in place of the maple syrup if desired.
  • Cilantro Lime Dressing will stay fresh for about 7 days in the refrigerator. The dressing may thicken after being in the refrigerator. Thin it with a tablespoon or so of milk if a thinner consistency is desired.
  • Category: condiment
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 216
  • Sugar: 1.6 g
  • Sodium: 242 mg
  • Fat: 22.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg

Keywords: salad dressing, cilantro lime dressing, homemade salad dressing

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