Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing Recipe In 5 minutes

03/09/2017 12:00 pm · 25 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing with Sweet Pork Tacos is one of my families most asked for meals. Even the left overs are craved by all the kids!

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A Thrifty Mom’s Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

My kids call this the “yummy green dressing”, they could literally eat it on pretty much anything.  But instead I tend to make Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing, when we have taco salad or our recipe for Sweet Pork Tacos.  We use to make a  Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing that had a can of salsa verde  in it. But we had trouble with it often having a bit bitter taste. So that is how this new recipe came about.   Be sure to pin it on Pinterest or print it off via the printable version below so you can always find it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • One cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or you can use fresh)
  • 3 Tablespoons Ranch seasoning powder, or one packet
  • One Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • A large jalapeno with seed and ribs taken out (You can add more if you want more heat)
  • One Tablespoon sugar
  • Cup cilantro, just the top half not I cut off the lower steams (washed and dried)
  • 3 Tablespoons milk, you can add more if you want your sauce thinner
  • Juice from one fresh lime, about 2-3 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Add all these ingredients into a blender, put the lid on and blend till your Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing is smooth and well blended. Try to take a spatula and run it along the sides of the blender to make sure nothing is stuck to the side.  Do this a few times to make sure I did not miss anything.

Hints for great Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

Your Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing will be thin, but it will thicken up after a few hours. Make this dressing several hours before you eat it so that the flavors get better as they have time to blend.  If you get your sauce out and find it is thicker than you would like, just whisk a little milk in it before your serve it.  Dressing will stay good in the refrigerator for about a week. Enjoy!

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Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
 
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Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 3 cups dressing
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • One cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder (or you can use fresh)
  • 3 Tablespoons Ranch seasoning powder, or one packet
  • One Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • A large jalapeno with seed and ribs taken out (You can add more if you want more heat)
  • One Tablespoon sugar
  • Cup cilantro, just the top half not I cut off the lower steams (washed and dried)
  • 3 Tablespoons milk, you can add more if you want your sauce thinner
  • Juice from one fresh lime, about 2-3 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Put all these ingredients into a blender, put the lid on and blend till your dressing is smooth and well blended. Try to take a spatula and run it along the sides of the blender to make sure nothing is stuck to the side. Dressing will be thin a first but it will thicken up after a few hours. I highly suggest you make this dressing several hours before you eat it. The flavors get better as they have time to blend. If you get your sauce out and find it is thicker than you would like, just whisk a little milk in it before your serve it. Dressing will stay good in the refrigerator for about a week. Enjoy!

Watch our recorded Live Facebook instructional video on how to make Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

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We made an earlier version you can check out as well.

On the Sweet Pork Tacos we first posted on them way back in 2010. We then upgraded the recipe for Sweet Pork Tacos and Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

 

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Celeste Flenory
Celeste Flenory

She said to do that earlier in the video. People who are watching calories can sub Greek yogurt

Celeste Flenory
Celeste Flenory

Thank you for advising the sub of mayo using Greek yogurt. I was gonna ask. I often sub sour cream and mayo with Greek yogurt.

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Karla Rodriguez Jimenez you could use a bit of water instead it is nor for flavor just to thin it down a bit.

Ashley Fuller
Ashley Fuller

I know it's called cilantro for a reason, but is there anyway to substitute the cilantro, kind of allergic to it.

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Ashley Fuller not that I know of... maybe green onions and parsley...but Cilantro is very much it's own thing and kind of hard to substitute

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

never heard of Chuys but it must be YUMMY ;)

Karen Prather Townsend
Karen Prather Townsend

Its a restaurant in Tennessee..Tex Mex... it is very good I went to the one in Nashville.

Sarah Goodpasture
Sarah Goodpasture

Yes, Lisa, she mentioned that earlier in the video! You can definitely sub out Greek yogurt

Lisa Hawkins
Lisa Hawkins

To help cut down on the fat/calories, have you ever tried subbing in some avocado or Greek yogurt for some mayo? This looks yummy!

Danyelle Wood
Danyelle Wood

Sorry if it doesn't make sense my screen shattered when I went out in the heat. So it types for me.

Danyelle Wood
Danyelle Wood

And if you microwave it to. You can get more juice too.

Danyelle Wood
Danyelle Wood

Feeling some what better. I keep missing you. \U0001f622

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