Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing is a deliciously tangy ranch dressing that is perfect on your fresh, crispy green salad.
This time of year when things begin to warm up, I find myself craving salads, and craving grilled things. On this particular day, I filleted some chicken breasts, brushed them with some olive oil and rubbed on some of my Cajun seasoning and grilled them up. Sliced and served on a bed of lettuce, this was supper. Mmmm…
To begin, you’ll need your blender handy. You’ll give some of the ingredients a rough chop, just so them blend up well. 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro and about 4 stalks of fresh chives. Give those a rough chop.
In your blender, you’ll add 3/4 cup each of mayonnaise and plain Greek yogurt.
Now, peel and coarsely chop 2 cloves of garlic and toss those in. Grab a lime and grate off about 2 teaspoons of the zest. Squeeze 3 tablespoons of lime juice into the blender.
Toss in the greens, garlic and zest, along with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1/3 cup of milk, and a half teaspoon each of salt & pepper.
Blend it all together until it is smooth.
Store the dressing in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks in your fridge.
Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing
- 1/3 c fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- 4 stalks fresh chives, roughly chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
- 3 Tb lime juice and
- 2 tsp lime zest from a fresh lime
- 3/4 c mayonnaise
- 3/4 c plain Greek yogurt
- 2 Tb extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 c milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Combine everything in a blender, and blend until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy on your favorite salad.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
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29 thoughts on “Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing”
Oh, this would be the most wonderful dressing for anything C:
Can I just say YUM. Want. Need. Must have. Will have.
Oh my, you have taken one of my favorite dressings and zhooshed it up! This is a keeper of a recipe, so glad to have joined #SundaySupper and to have found such great recipes!
With amazing homemade versions like this why would anyone bother with store bought.
I love lime. This sounds so good, Constance!
Cilantro and lime is a perfect combination! This looks fantastic!!!
Adding cilantro must give this dressing a real flavor kick — thanks!
I LOVE this dressing!!! totally going to try it! I am all about salads these days! Pinned!
Cilantro and lime are two of my favorite things – YUM!
What a nice, refreshing, delicious dressing!!!
Love your nails ;) Great recipe as well!
Thank you :)
This is one of my absolute, hands-down favorite flavor combos! I pinned it on my “lime” pinterest board to share with others. Also plussed it for ya. Thank you for sharing and your photography is making ME GREEN with envy! Sorry to miss SS this week, but wanted to spend time with my grandson. Hope to jump back in soon! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Constance!
Thank you Roz!! Family time is totally worth it – AND the priority! You have a great one as well :)
Constancee, this dressing sounds absolutely PERFECT! Light and refreshing… makes me hungry for a salad right now :)
It was fun cooking up #SundaySupper with you!
Ranch dressing is one of my favorites and putting lime and cilantro in it sounds amazing!
What a great fresh salad dressing. ….btw….did you know your blender blade base probably will fit a regular mouth mason jar? I put ingredients in the mason jar, attach blade and mix to combine. Remove blade and seal with the lid to store in refrigerator.
This has warm weather dining on the patio all over it. Pinned!
I absolutely love the combination of cilantro and lime,. Homemade dressings are the way to go!
This would be perfect when I use leftover taco or chili meat to make taco salads!
This dressing is going to, very quickly, become my new favorite! I LOVE it!!
Smart…looks like I get to try yet another recipe!
This dressing sounds awesome!
I love your salad dressing! I think I would put it on just about everything!
I think this dressing sounds incredible! Right up my alley and I must try it soon. Pinned. Nice cooking with you for Sunday Supper.
I adore a homemade salad dressing…and we love Ranch at our house!!!
What a fantastic dressing!!! I love how creamy and refreshing it is! Definitely a must make recipe!
As soon as you mentioned cilantro I knew I’d like this dressing, Constance. But then you mentioned mayo and Greek yogurt! Yummmmmy! I’m really in =)
Yep. I’ve been trying to work more salads into my diet this year too. I’ll have to give this a try. Thanks for participating this week.