Healthy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Jackie Barrell
by Jackie Barrell
1-2 Servings
20 min

Do you love big heathly salads but struggle with all the unhealthy dressings out there? I make my own then I can be sure of what’s going in it, this protein packed one is my favorite on a big Mexican style salad. And it’s a one bowl, dump and make recipe!

Here’s the bowl, well it’s a mini chopper, or you can use a blender

This will dress one large dinner size salad or two side salads, I use one single size container of cottage cheese, I LOVE Good Culture brand

The juice of one lime and the zest

If you’re not familiar with zest, it’s just the top layer of the lime skin, the little “zester” takes it right off quick and easy, I picked this up at TJ Maxx

Minced garlic, is there anything better?

Fresh cilantro, I suppose you could use dried but I don’t suggest it, fresh is always better

Any salt you like

Cayenne pepper for a little kick

Dump it all in the chopper or blender and blend until smooth

It is delicious, healthy and bursting with flavor, I use it for salads, but it’s equally good on grilled chicken or steak.

Healthy Cilantro Lime Dressing
Recipe details
  • 1-2  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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For the dressing
  • 1 single serve size 5.3 oz. Cottage cheese
  • Juice and zest of one lime
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • dash of salt
  • dash of cayenne
How to make it
Place all ingredients in a mini chopper, food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Keep refrigerated and use within one week.