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a jar of cilantro lime sauce

5-Minute Cilantro Lime Sauce

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce, Dip, Marinade
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American, Latin
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This zesty cilantro lime sauce is the perfect dipping sauce, dressing, or marinade and comes together in just 5-minutes! It’s packed with flavor from fresh cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and has a creamy smooth texture thanks to greek yogurt.


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  • 1 cup cilantro, rinsed and towel dried
  • 12 limes, about 1/3 cup juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Optional: 1 jalapeño, with seeds removed


  1. Combine ingredients. In a large bowl or blender, combine all ingredients.
  2. Blend. Blend using a standing or immersion blender until a consistent sauce is formed. Enjoy as a dipping sauce, dressing, or marinade!