Cilantro Lime Sauce

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It takes less than 7 minutes to make this delicious Cilantro lime sauce! I love using this creamy, herby and tangy sauce on just about anything. Try it on your favorite tacos and you won’t be disappointed.

Green Cilantro lime sauce in a spoon over a container.

I am a sauce girl, through and through. Adding a delicious sauce to a dish, can really take it to another level. This creamy dressing is my favorite on skirt steak and shrimp tacos.

If you love a fresh herby sauce, check out my Jamaican green seasoning recipe.

Ingredients for this recipe

For this recipe you will need only seven ingredients. Many of which you probably already have on hand.

  • Cilantro
  • Mayo (If you don’t like mayo substitute it for half of a small avocado!)
  • Sour cream
  • Lime
  • Garlic – Use fresh garlic always, it’s so much better than jarred.
  • Salt
  • Jalapeño

The full recipe with measurements is below on the recipe card.

How to make cilantro lime sauce

Making this delicious sauce is super easy. For equipment I highly suggest using a food processor, but a blender can work too! This is my favorite food processor.

Simply add all the ingredients to the food processor and blend them together until it’s nice and smooth. You may want to push down the sides a bit.

This recipe should make about one and a fourth cup of the sauce. Store in an air tight container or squeeze bottle that can close. It will last in the fridge for up to five days, although it rarely lasts that long in my house haha.

The cilantro lime sauce should be nice and creamy like the photo you see below. If you want to add a little more spices to the sauce, I would suggest adding cumin. The cumin will really compliment the cilantro and it tastes fantastic on meats.

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Green Cilantro lime sauce dripping from a spoon.

Cilantro Lime Sauce

By August DeWindt
A vibrant and zesty sauce that's so easy to make. Perfect on chicken, tacos, steak and salad. You'll want to add this Mexican sauce to everything!
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 c cilantro
  • 1 Jalapeño, seeds removed
  • 1/4 c mayo
  • ¾ c sour cream
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Zest from half a lime, optional


  • Place everything in a food processor or a blender. Blend together until it’s a smooth consistency. Add a little olive oil or water if you want it smoother.



Feel free to sub the mayo for half a small avocado. 
This will make about 1 and 1/4 cup of sauce. 


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: August DeWindt
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 95
Keyword: Quick and easy
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