This Creamy Cilantro Dressing is a tangy, herb sauce that pairs well with grilled meats, roasted veggies, and fresh salads.
Try preparing a batch of this delicious dressing to serve on a variety of meals throughout the week. A fresh salad dressing is a great way to spice up your usual meals.
What Is Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing?
This is an easy salad dressing recipe that everyone will love! The base is Greek yogurt and avocado. The cilantro and lime add a light, refreshing flavor to this creamy cilantro dressing.
This dressing can be whisked together for a more textured style, or you can be pulsed in a blender to create a smooth consistency.
Is This Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing Healthy?
Yes! This is a nutritious salad dressing full of healthy fats and antioxidants. Here’s how the ingredients come together to make this healthy cilantro lime dressing!
The Greek yogurt is a key ingredient here because it adds the creamy texture. Many creamy dressings use mayonnaise which is higher in saturated fat. We want to limit saturated fat on a regular basis because too much contributes to elevated cholesterol levels and greater risk of heart disease. Not only is the Greek yogurt low in saturated fat, but it is also high in protein and calcium.
Avocado and Olive Oil
The avocado and olive oil are great sources of fat to include in your diet. Both of these foods contain primarily unsaturated fats which are crucial for heart health. These healthy fats also help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
Cilantro and Lime
And last but not least, the cilantro and lime have powerful antioxidant powers! Cilantro is a nutritious herb that contains vitamin A, vitamin K, and folate. The lime juice provides vitamin C.
What To Serve With Greek Yogurt Cilantro Lime Dressing
This creamy cilantro dressing is versatile and would pair well with many dishes. We suggest serving it over tacos, salads, and grain bowls for a pop of flavor. Try mixing the dressing into rice to give it a vibrant green color and a fresh herb flavor.
Our Southwest Chicken Salad is the perfect base for this cilantro lime salad dressing. The fresh vegetables, black beans, and chicken go beautifully with the creamy cilantro flavors.
What Is Cilantro Lime Dressing Made Of?
We love how easy it is to make this creamy cilantro dressing and elevate any meal. Here’s what you need to make it:
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
How To Make Cilantro Lime Dressing
Combine the yogurt, cilantro, avocado, lime juice, and olive oil in a medium bowl. Whisk it together until it reaches your preferred consistency.
Alternatively, you can put all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor and pulse to combine the ingredients.
Creamy Cilantro Lime Greek Yogurt Dressing
- Blender or food processor optional
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- ½ avocado smashed
- Juice of 1 lime
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the yogurt, cilantro, avocado, lime juice, and olive oil in a medium bowl and whisk together.
- You can also add it to a blender or food processor and pulse for a few seconds.
- Drizzle over your favorite salad, meat, or veggies.
Looking For More Healthy Dressings and Sauces?
Here are a few of our other favorite Mediterranean toppings that will add the perfect flavor to any bowl.