Cilantro Lime Sauce

Marvelous Munch
by Marvelous Munch
4 Servings
10 min

This Cilantro Lime Sauce is so simple to make and is packed with fresh flavors. Cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, and healthy greek yogurt mixed together has such a crisp taste. We have had this a zillion times at restaurants and never thought twice about it other than it was a good addition to our tacos.

We were out to dinner at our favorite Mexican spot in Baltimore, Clavel, when Phillip ordered a Cilantro Lime Margarita. It’s a hidden menu item, but if you are ever in Baltimore, you need to grab one! So refreshing. The drink came and we both took a sip and were absolutely blown away with how tasty it was.

Some how this margarita conversation turned into how we can make a better Cilantro Lime Sauce than we typically have had. Mind you this was now 3 Cilantro Lime Margaritas deep, and maybe a Spicy Margarita as well. But out margarita talk turned into a staple recipe in our mix.

Most recipes call for sour cream, limes, cilantro, salt, and pepper. We mixed ours up a bit with some jalapeños and cumin. Then we decided to lighten it up and make it with greek yogurt instead of sour cream to make this cilantro lime sauce. We love to make this sauce as a dressing too, just adding a little extra oil to thin it out! It’s so simple, you just add all the ingredients into a blender and mix. We love our  ninja blender!

Typically we make this sauce as a topping for our tacos or  tostadas. But with our leftovers we turn it into a taco salad and use this sauce as a dressing. If you really want to get creative and creamy with this sauce we have put in a half and avocado in substitute for some of the greek yogurt. If you want to switch this our for sour cream you can, it’s a little more fatty but it’s still absolutely DELICIOUS! You really can’t go wrong making this cilantro lime sauce.

Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp jalapeño chopped
  • 1 lime squeezed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth
Serve as a dip to tortilla chips or over you favorite tacos
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