Cilantro lime sauce or also popular as cilantro lime dressing or cilantro lime crema is an easy salad dressing. This is a quick 5 minutes dip.
This is one of the easiest condiments you can make in just 5 minutes. And no fancy ingredients. It's versatile too.
An extremely easy recipe. Just add the ingredients to the food processor and blend to a smooth sauce. And a yummy sauce is ready in less than 5 minutes.
And moreover, this cilantro lime crema is too good on tacos and slaw too. Pair up this creamy cilantro sauce with any appetizers and serve as a dip. Try them on tofu fajitas or my cauliflower tacos.
I love this cilantro lime sauce because,
This cilantro lime crema or cilantro lime sauce is -
- easy to make
- loaded with flavors
- versatile to use
- quick 5 minutes (or less)
- ridiculously delicious
- can be veganized easily
Ingredients you need for this cilantro lime dressing -
Cilantro leaves - this is the hero ingredient in this recipe. Take a bunch of fresh vibrant cilantro leaves
Lime - Lime juice. Or you can substitute this with lemon juice.
Garlic - Garlic adds a strong fresh flavor to the creamy cilantro lime sauce. You can substitute this with some garlic powder too. But I would recommend fresh garlic for a stronger flavor.
Sour cream or greek yogurt - take either of them or a mix of both.
Salt - to taste.
Water to dilute. This may be 2 - 4 tbsp water while blending the ingredients. You can also add olive oil in place of water.
Love spicy sauce?? Add jalapeno or any green chilies as per your taste.
You can also add any other herbs of choice. But I prefer only fresh cilantro leaves.
How to make the Cilantro Lime Sauce?
This is an easy task indeed. Just put all the ingredients into the blender or food processor and blend till the ingredients are mixed well. I would suggest stopping a little before they completely turn to a fine paste for a better feel of cilantro in the sauce.
Uses of cilantro lime crema-
Like I said earlier it's versatile indeed with endless use. You can use your creativity to pair up with anything you like to, and I'm sure you will not get disappointed with this yummy flavor-packed green crema. Though it will go for both meat and meatless dishes, a few meatless ways I recommend are -
As a dip - one of the quickest appetizers. Serve this with any snacks. heavenly combination. Try with fries, potato wedges, buffalo cauliflower bites, cauliflower tots, baked sweet potatoes, and vegetable fritters.
With tacos and fajitas - Serve it with tacos like cauliflower tacos, potato tacos, jackfruit tacos, tofu fajitas, breaded tofu tacos, or vegetable fajitas, etc
As a dressing - serve it with burrito bowls, quinoa salad, potato salads, or any roasted vegetable salad, slaw, and buddha bowls, etc. Drizzle over some Spanish rice.
Cilantro Lime Sauce
- 3/4 cup sour cream or Mexican crema or Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise or 2 tbsp heaped
- 2 garlic cloves peeled
- 1 cup cilantro leaves roughly chopped
- 1 lime juice + zest; substitute - lemon
- salt to taste
- 4 tbsp water to blend
- 1/2 jalapeno or any green chili chopped
- Assemble all ingredients and place in the blender or food processor.
- Blend it well till the ingredients are mixed.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Transfer to the jar and serve immediately or refrigerate.
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