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Cilantro Lime Yogurt Dressing

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A creamy cilantro lime dressing made with yogurt for a quick and healthy salad dressing or dip.

Yogurt cilantro lime dressing in a glass bottle.

While the name implies dressing, this yogurt cilantro lime sauce is so versatile. It’s great as a dip for veggies, in wraps, or as a sauce for grilled chicken or meat.

This dressing comes together so quickly, just add the ingredients to a food chopper (I’ve had this one for years), or blender.

Ingredients Needed

It’s just 5 simple ingredients to make this yogurt cilantro lime dressing.

  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Lime
  • Yogurt
  • Salt
Ingredients for yogurt cilantro lime dressing.

I also like to add a jalapeno or serrano for spice, but since my kids were eating this, I did not add one.


You can modify this recipe based on your preference, what you have on hand, or your dietary needs.

  • Cilantro- Substitute Basil or Parsley
  • Garlic- Omit or use granulated garlic
  • Lime- Substitute Lemon
  • Yogurt- I prefer Greek Yogurt, but you can use sour cream or a plant based yogurt for a dairy free version

How to Serve and Store

Serve the dressing immediately or store in a glass bottle/container up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

The dressing will begin to separate as it sits, just give it a shake before serving.

Dressing being poured on top of a salad.

Use as a salad dressing or as a dip for veggies and grilled meat. This is a great way to add some flavor and moisture to chicken or steak that has been over-cooked.

This creamy cilantro lime dressing goes great with seafood too, like shrimp or fish tacos.

Feature image of dressing in a glass bottle.

Cilantro Lime Yogurt Dressing

A creamy cilantro lime dressing made with yogurt for a quick and healthy salad dressing or dip.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • Blender or Food Chopper


  • ½ cup Cilantro + Stems
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt I used 5% Fat
  • 1 Lime + Zest
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Water If needed to thin it out.


  • Place cilantro and garlic clove in a food chopper or blender and pulse to chop finely.
  • Wash a lime and use a zester or grater on the whole lime. Only zest the green part of the skin. Add to the chopped cilantro along with the juice of the lime.
  • Add Yogurt and Salt to the chopper and pulse. If the dressing is too thick add a splash of water to thin it out.
  • Taste to see if additional lime or salt is needed. Store in a sealed jar or container for up to 3 days.



The dressing with separate as it sits, just give it a shake before serving.
Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad
Vegetarian Taco Salad


Calories: 15kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 201mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 96IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and depends on ingredients and amounts used. Thai Caliente makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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