Cilantro Lime Dressing

This cilantro lime dressing olive oil and garlic is the perfect zesty salad dressing to use for Mexican themed salads.

This cilantro lime dressing is extremely versatile and one of my all time favorite dressing recipes!

Healthy homemade cilantro lime salad dressing in a glass jar with ingredients listed down the side of the image.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • olive oil
  • limes
  • fresh cilantro
  • garlic
  • maple syrup
  • seasonings – sea salt, ground pepper, ground coriander

What to Serve this Dressing With

Oh man, the options with this dressing are truly endless. Use it as a sauce for tacos, taco salad, burrito bowl, on my deconstructed guacamole salad or as a marinade for grilled meat, tofu or shrimp.

More Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Check out all my healthy homemade salad dressing recipes or try out some of the dressings below.

No time to make your own dressing? Check out my favorite healthy store-bought salad dressings.

If you try this cilantro lime dressing, please leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how it turned out. Your feedback on my recipes is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers!

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Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup


One of my favorite zesty dressings to use for Mexican themed salads. Try it on my Deconstructed Guacamole Salad or as a marinade for grilled shrimp.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander


  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until combined. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 87
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

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