healthy creamy cilantro lime sauce

Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce

This creamy cilantro lime sauce is a summer staple in our house. It pairs perfectly with Ginger Turmeric Chicken, and also makes a fantastic salad dressing. And since the cilantro lime sauce uses greek yogurt as a base, I use it liberally.

I know this sauce requires more than a couple ingredients, but trust me… it is worth adding any non-staples to your shopping list.

healthy creamy cilantro lime dressing

This sauce is super quick to make and lasts for a few days in the refrigerator. The cilantro and lime provide such a fresh flavor you will want to top everything with it!

Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce


  • 1 jalapeno seeded
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro* washed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled (optional - will add some zing!)
  • 1 cup greek yogurt (I prefer whole or 2%)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Combine all ingredients food processor or blender and process until cilantro is finely chopped and uniform
  2. Transfer to a small bowl, cover and refrigerate until chilled

*Note: I choose to buy organic cilantro (read more about pesticides and produce and specifically chlorpyrifos residue on cilantro and other produce).

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  1. This sauce looks amazing! I can think of so many things I would put this on!

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