This Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing only takes a few minutes to make and is so much better than store bought salad dressing! It is great on salads, chicken, fish, steak, vegetables, tacos, and more!
This post is sponsored by Stonyfield.
Easy Cilantro Lime Dressing
Making your own salad dressing at home might sound intimidating, but I promise homemade dressings are SO easy. You only need 10 minutes tops to make this Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing and it’s SO much better than any dressing you can buy at the grocery store. Our entire family loves this creamy dressing, it is one of those dressings we use on just about everything! It’s great on salads, tacos, burritos, grilled or roasted vegetables, chicken, fish, steak. The boys even love dipping their quesadillas in this dressing! You are going to want to have a jar in your fridge at all times.
Cilantro Lime Dressing Ingredients
- Cilantro-one of my favorite herbs and the base of this delicious dressing.
- Lime juice-cilantro and lime are a match made in heaven! Make sure you use fresh lime juice and not bottled for the freshest flavor.
- Yogurt-Stonyfield yogurt makes the dressing super creamy! You can use plain whole milk yogurt or plain Greek yogurt, both work well in this recipe.
- Olive oil-you need oil to help thin out the dressing. It also makes the dressing nice and rich.
- Honey-adds the perfect amount of sweetness to balance out the tangy and tart!
- Garlic-garlic is always a good idea for salad dressing! Fresh is best, don’t use garlic powder.
- Jalapeño-you don’t have to add jalapeño, but I like a little kick. The dressing isn’t spicy, just has a nice kick. Feel free to leave it out if you don’t like any heat.
- Kosher salt-salt is the finishing touch!
How to Make Cilantro Lime Dressing
Like I mentioned earlier, this dressing couldn’t be any easier to make. All you have to do is put all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend! It’s that easy!
Pour the dressing into a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid or container with a lid. The dressing will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Stonyfield Trip to Vermont
And now I want to talk about my recent trip to Stowe, Vermont with Stonyfield. We met some of the Stonyfield team when they came to Salt Lake City for Field Day and loved talking with them so when they invited me to Vermont I was so excited.
Stonyfield’s mission is to improve the health of our food, planet, and its people. Stonyfield’s co-founder, Gary Hirshberg, spent the day with us and I loved learning about his story and how Stonyfield got started. You can listen to his full story here or read more on their website, it is fascinating.
We visited two organic dairy farms and it was a big eye opener for me. Organic farming is a synergistic farming method that benefits the earth, cows, farmers, and consumers. It is a win-win for everyone. I loved talking with the farmers and their families. They work SO hard and have SO much passion for what they do. Even the kids were helping out on the farm and you could tell that they loved being part of the family business.
I also loved mingling with the cute cows. All of the cows had names and were treated like they were part of the family. Organic dairy cows are required to graze at least 120 days per year, have cage-free living conditions with access to the outdoors, and have at least 50% of their diet come from fresh pasture. Pasture grazing not only improves the quality of their milk, but they also enjoy healthier body weight, hoof, and joint health. Organic cows fertilize their own fields, churn up and aerate pasture with those healthy hooves, and enjoy a major role in the systems-based approach to farming.
I love Stonyfield yogurt because it is delicious to eat by the spoonful and great to use in recipes BUT I also love Stonyfield’s values. Stonyfield
- supports the growth of organic
- uses the best organic ingredients
- sources from family farmers who use ecologically sustainable practices for the well-being of the planet
- supports the humane treatment of the cows
- offers fair economic return and seek to create long-term relationships with their farmers and suppliers
- helps conventional farms transition to organic, even offering them monetary funds and technical assistance
- works every day to reduce their carbon footprint
For more information about Stonyfield and organic dairy farming, go here. I loved learning more about Stonyfield, where my food comes from, and organic farming. It was a great trip and I told Josh we have to take the boys back for a family vacation. Vermont is SO beautiful and the people are so friendly…and the boys would love the cows too:)
Make sure you try my Creamy Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing! It is a staple at our house and I think you will love it too!
If you like this easy cilantro lime salad dressing, make sure you try our balsamic vinaigrette and basil vinaigrette! Homemade salad dressings are the BEST!
Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
- 1 large bunch fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup Stonyfield Plain Whole Milk Yogurt
- 1 garlic clove
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 jalapeno seeds and stem removed, optional
- Add the cilantro, yogurt, garlic, lime juice, honey, salt and jalapeño (if using), into a food processor or blender. Put the lid on and blend. With the motor running, slowly pour in the olive oil and blend until smooth. Stop and taste, adjust with a little more salt or honey, if desired.
- Pour the dressing into a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. The dressing will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Have you tried this recipe?
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This was good. Thank you!
I added some avocado and the result was extra creamy dressing for or fish tacos. Yum!
This dressing is sooooo good!
I used sour cream because I had no yogurt and I added more garlic because that’s the way I roll. Can’t have enough garlic.
I also liked Carol’s idea for the addition of avocado for fish tacos.
Really good, Maria. Thanks!
Glad you loved it!
Thank you for suggesting sour cream! Not a yogurt fan, Greek or not so I don’t buy it but always have sour cream!
yes, sour cream works well too!
This recipe looks great! Unfortunately, my son seems to be allergic to cilantro. Could I use basil or something instead of the cilantro?
Keep up the good work!
Yes, basil would be good! Maybe basil and lemon?
Oh, goodness! Absolutely delicious. I used jarred jalapeños ( didn’t have fresh), and this divine
Absolutely wonderful dressing!! I am a huge fan of cilantro and have found this THE BEST DRESSING EVER! Thank you!
Thank you. Love this dressing
I am so glad!
OMG this is so good! I just used it on a bowl with rice, cauliflower with taco seasoning, mango salsa and avocado. It literally made the whole bowl, really. (Although I ate too much rice because of it) Will be making it many more times….Thanks!
Mine came out a bit bitter , what can I do to sweeten it up ?
Hmm, maybe it was your cilantro. You can use honey to sweeten it up.
How long would this keep in the refrigerator?
I used this for my chicken wraps and it brighten up the flavors beautifully. I added more jalapeno for more kick.
I am always on the look out for a way to get more “Greens” into our family meals and this dressing perfect. I have used it on Kale, Cabbage and Lettuce with amazing results. Thank you for sharing.
Mine came out too sour. I may have to just use less lemon. I added more honey and that seemed to help.
I tripled the recipe. Very tasty. I got my cilantro at Aldi for 75 cents and already had all the other ingredients. Looks like this recipe will be made and enjoyed again and again.
So glad you loved it!
This recipe is delicious! I put it over a piece of salmon and veggie salad. I’m going to try what some one else suggested with a bit of avocado to thicken a bit and put on fish tacos!.
Perfect! Thanks for sharing!
I am growing my own cilantro. How much is “1 bunch”?
HOLY YUM Batman! Whoop! Whoop! Delicious! thank you for this!
Very disappointed. So bitter.
do you know if Stonyfield removes the babies so they can harvest all the milk? and if so, what happens to the baby cows?
i’ve been trying to find a cruelty-free dairy producer who does not remove the babies.
thanks for any insight!
I just made this. It is sooo yummy.
I need about a gallon!
This is a keeper. I did use 1|2tsp garlic powder instead of fresh.
This looks amazing.
I am intrested in the salad pictured in this article. The I see bean sprouts, sunflower seeds, cucumber, and a garnish of carrots and panseys.
It looks beautiful. Do you have a recipe or instructions for that?
This looks amazing. Any suggestions for a dairy free option?
If you are looking for something similar to what you’ll eat in a Café Rio or Costa Vida, this is not it! This is probably way less likely to give you diabetes, but it’s also much less tasty (in my opinion). It tastes healthy, but not decadent.
It wasn’t meant to be a copycat dressing for Cafe Rio or Costa Vida:)
That was so good, I was tempted to eat it alone by the spoonful. I don’t know how anyone could give it less than a five star review! No one should hesitate to try this!
Ha! It is that good!
Will this freeze?
Could this be made with plain coconut yogurt ?
I add a half of an avocado and a little hot sauce and it takes this to the next level! This is my very favorite dressing to make!
Great idea! Now I’ll try that too! We have homemade cayenne sauce here!
I have enjoyed the cilantro creamy lime dressing at a local restaurant. I am looking so forward to making this fresh.
Great dressing for fish tacos!
So delicious could u send a copy to my email please…I don’t have a printer thanks so much.
Mine IS VERY RUNNY?
what TO DO?
I only had pickled jalapeños, so I used them and a little of their juice. Oh my goodness!!! So good!
Instead of jalapeños I added red pepper flakes!! Phenomenal
Exactly what I wanted!!! Thanks!!!
You are welcome!