If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for easy, family-friendly recipes. This cilantro ranch dressing is quick, simple, and so much better than anything store-bought. 

What We Love About This Cilantro Ranch Dressing 

  • Family Favorite: This dressing is a hit with kids especially because it’s creamy, flavorful, and perfect for picky eaters.
  • Versatile: Whether you’re using it as a dip, a dressing, or a marinade, this cilantro ranch dressing adds a ton of flavor to any dish.
  • Quick and Easy: With just a few simple ingredients and a quick blend in the food processor, you can whip up this dressing in just 5 minutes. 
Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Cilantro Ranch Dressing Ingredients

  • Sour Cream: Sour cream adds creaminess and tanginess to the dressing, creating the perfect base for the other flavors.
  • Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise helps to thicken the dressing. 
  • Cilantro: Cilantro adds a fresh, herbed flavor that pairs perfectly with the tangy lime juice.
  • Lime Juice: Lime juice adds brightness and acidity to the dressing. 
  • Onion and Garlic Powder: Onion and garlic add depth of flavor without overpowering the other ingredients.
Cilantro Ranch Dressing

How to Make Cilantro Ranch Dressing 

  1. Blend the ingredients. Combine all of the ingredients then blend until smooth. 
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  2. Refrigerate or serve immediately. 

Storing and Freezing Instructions: 

  • To Store: Keep this cilantro ranch dressing in an airtight bottle in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
  • To Freeze: While you can freeze this dressing, the texture may change slightly upon thawing, so it’s not recommended.

Recipe Variations

  • Add some heat: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce for a spicy kick.
  • Add avocado: Blend in a ripe avocado for extra creaminess.
  • Add spices: To boost the flavor profile of the cilantro ranch dressing, experiment with different combinations of spices. 
  • Substitute with yogurt: Yogurt can also work in place of sour cream or mayonnaise.

Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

This homemade cilantro lime ranch dressing is quick, family-friendly, simple, and so much better than anything store-bought.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1.5 cups



  • Add all the ingredients to a small food processor and process until smooth.
  • Use immediately or refrigerate until ready yo use.
  • Dressing will keep 4 days in the fridge.


The ratio of sour cream to mayonnaise can be adjusted depending on your preferences. 
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Emma Kelly

Lover of smoosh faced dogs, cooking (of all kinds), spending as much time as I can in the garden (especially with homegrown veg and cut flowers), and diy’ing everything! Make sure to follow me on Pinterest for more easy meals, (mostly) healthy desserts and crave-worthy snacks. Learn more about me here.

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