This cilantro lime dressing is easy to make and can be used in salads, marinades, and even as a dip for your favorite veggies. Trust me, you’ll love this. 

What We Love About This Cilantro Lime Dressing 

  • Homemade in the best way: Homemade dressings are usually much tastier than store-bought dressings, because they’re made with fresher ingredients, and you can customize it to your liking.
  • So versatile: You can use it on salads, sandwiches, wraps, or even as a dip for vegetables or chips. 
  • Absolutely delicious: This dressing is so light; it goes with absolutely everything without being too creamy or overpowering. 
Cilantro Lime Dressing

Cilantro Lime Dressing Ingredients

  • Cilantro – For the base, most of the flavor comes from the fresh cilantro. It tastes mildly citrusy and peppery, but nothing too pungent. 
  • Lime Juice – For the tangy, acidic element, you’ll be using lime juice. Limes tend to be slightly more bitter compared to lemon, but it goes perfectly with this dressing.
  • Olive Oil – Salad dressings can be oil-based or cream-based, so for this recipe, it uses olive oil. 
  • Honey – Honey helps to dial back the acidity and to balance out the other flavors in the dressing. 
  • Flavorings – Honey, ground coriander, sea salt, garlic cloves.
Cilantro Lime Dressing

How to Make Cilantro Lime Dressing 

  1. Put all of your ingredients in the food processor. Make sure to take out any large stems from the cilantro. 
    Cilantro Lime Dressing
  2. Blend until smooth. It’s normal for some of the oil to rise to the top and separate. 
    Cilantro Lime Dressing
  3. Transfer to a container. Mix well before serving. 

Storing and Freezing Instructions: 

  • To store: Transfer the dressing to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days. 
  • To freeze: Freezing this cilantro lime dressing is not recommended. 
Cilantro Lime Dressing

Cilantro Lime Dressing

Make a heavenly homemade cilantro lime dressing in less than 5 minutes! All you need is fresh cilantro, lime, garlic and a couple of pantry staples.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup


  • 2 cups fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup olive oil


  • Add all the ingredients to a small food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.


  • You can use a food processor or an immersion blender to make this recipe. 
  • Be sure to shake or mix well before each use as some separation may occur.
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Emma Kelly

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