Creamy Cilantro Sauce and Dressing

Creamy cilantro that doubles as a salad dressing and dipping sauce is made with yogurt, sour cream, garlic, jalapeno and lots of cilantro! This magical sauce will become your new favorite sauce and is great for dipping, on salads, tacos, and grilled meats.  Creamy Cilantro Sauce and Dressing I always have a bottle of homemade cilantro sauce in the fridge and I use it almost every day on just about anything. It’s been featured a couple of times as a dipping sauce and dressing in a couple of my recipes and I’ve received a ton of requests for the recipe so here it is! This creamy cilantro sauce is EVERYTHING you want from a sauce and much more. If I had to pick one sauce/dressing to use forever this is it, you guys.

It’s super easy to make and lasts a good week in the fridge. It’s versatile and can be used as a dipping sauce for veggies and fries, or as a salad dressing, on tacos or grilled meats, burrito bowls and on just about anything!

To Make Creamy Cilantro Sauce & Dressing You Will Need:

  • Cilantro
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Sour Cream
  • Jalapeno
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon or lime juice

Making the dressing is as simple as adding all the ingredients to the food processor and blending for 1 minute or until the sauce is chunky and the cilantro and garlic are finely minced. If you would like the sauce super creamy and green, go ahead and blend it until desired Consistency is reached!

How to Store Cilantro Sauce

To store the cilantro sauce/dressing after you’ve made it, transfer into a glass mason jar, dressing bottle, or air-tight container and refrigerate for up to one week in the fridge.

Creamy Cilantro Sauce and Dressing

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The BEST Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Creamy cilantro that doubles as a salad dressing and dipping sauce is made with yogurt, sour cream, garlic, jalapeno and lots of cilantro! This magical sauce will become your new favorite sauce and is great for dipping, on salads, tacos, and grilled meats.
Course healthy, lunch or side
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword cilantro, dressing, healthy, jalapeno, lime
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 24 tablespoons
Calories 33 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cilantro leaves and stems about 1 small bunch
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream can sub with Greek Yogurt
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup lime or lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin optional
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded optional

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the food processor, season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to taste. 

  2. Transfer to a dressing bottle or air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  3. Use on salads, tacos, burrito bowls, as a dipping sauce or on rice and grilled meats.
Nutrition Facts
The BEST Creamy Cilantro Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 24mg 1%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 0.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Claudia

    It looks DELICIOUS! I’m going to try this recipe