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Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Greek yogurt makes this easy Cilantro Lime Dressing ultra-creamy. The 5-ingredient homemade salad dressing is so tasty, you'll want to drink the ranch dressing alternative by the spoonful!
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings (2 tbsp each)
Calories 70kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (see note 1)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (see note 2)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a food processor, combine cilantro, yogurt, lime juice, and garlic. Blend until smooth.
  • With the motor running, slowly add olive oil through the feed-tube. Season to taste with salt and pepper (I like 1/4 teaspoon salt and a pinch of pepper). Chill until serving.

Notes

  1. Plain Greek yogurt: For a richer texture and flavor, opt for a fat level of 2% or higher. That said, any plain Greek yogurt from 0% up works for this creamy salad dressing. Sour cream is a great substitute, if you prefer.
  2. Garlic: Mince the garlic before adding to the food processor, otherwise, you may be left with large chunks of garlic in the salad dressing. (Which I certainly don't mind, but know that not everyone loves.)
  3. Yield: This Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing recipe makes about 2 cups. This is equivalent to 32 tablespoons, enough for 16 2-tablespoon servings.
  4. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg