Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing

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Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing is a deliciously tangy ranch dressing that is perfect on your fresh, crispy green salad.

Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

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.


That’s it!

Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing from The Foodie Army Wife

Store the dressing in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks in your fridge.



Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing

Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing is a deliciously tangy ranch dressing that is perfect on your fresh, crispy green salad.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 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


  1. 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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 =)


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