Creamy cilantro-lime dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time Total Time 5 minutes
Serves about 1/2 cup     adjust servings

A bright, fresh, creamy - and super easy - homemade cilantro-lime dressing!


  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use non-fat)
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (I use low-fat)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded for less heat
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or immersion blend. Blend until smooth. Done!
  2. Use or refrigerate immediately.

Recipe Notes

I use plain (non-fat) Greek yogurt but you could substitute sour cream if you prefer.

You can control the amount of heat in this dressing. If you remove most of the seeds and membranes from the jalapeno pepper, it won't be spicy at all. Or leave some in if you want a bit of a kick. You could also add a few dashes of hot sauce to spice it up!

You'll need one good size, juicy lime for this. If yours are small, it might take two to get enough juice.

You can store this dressing, in a covered container, in the fridge for 3-5 days.

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