This cilantro lime ranch dressing is a Tex-Mex version of your favorite creamy salad dressing. We make ours with yogurt and a touch of mayo. It has all the ranch flavors you love plus some tangy lime juice and a handful of cilantro.

This ranch is fantastic as a served as a dip, spooned inside burritos or tacos, or poured over a salad. Try using it in our Mexican pasta salad; It's delicious!

Cilantro lime ranch dressing in a glass jar with a spoon and limes and cilantro around the jar.

Why we love this ranch

  • Ranch dressing period is hard not to love. Creamy, classic, and as cozy as a salad dressing can be.
  • This version is lightened up by using yogurt, so we feel better about eating more of it. And the tang from the yogurt makes it even tastier than a mayo-laden version.
  • Lime and cilantro are star-crossed lovers who turn this classic into a Tex-Mex style ranch that works as well served as a sauce for tacos as it does as a salad dressing.
  • It's incredibly easy to make!

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Making cilantro lime ranch dressing in a food processor.

How to make cilantro lime ranch dressing

It's incredibly easy to make homemade ranch dressing, and this version is no exception.

  • Put the ingredients into a blender or food processor.
  • Now turn it on and let the machine do all the work.

That's it! You've just made your favorite creamy salad dressing!

Ingredients listed in the recipe card below.

How to serve cilantro lime ranch

We love serving this with some crunchy lettuce greens (think romaine hearts, iceberg, or bibb lettuce) with some croutons, grated carrots, and sometimes some sliced radishes if we're getting fancy. But this ranch is super versatile. Here are a few of our other recipes that it does great with:

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Cilantro lime ranch dressing in a glass jar with a spoon and limes and cilantro around the jar.

Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ½ cups 1x
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Description

This cilantro lime ranch dressing is a Tex-Mex version of your favorite creamy salad dressing. We make ours with yogurt and a touch of mayo. It has all the ranch flavors you love plus some tangy lime juice and a handful of cilantro. 


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (can be light)
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon EACH: onion powder and garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to your food processor or blender and blend on high until mostly smooth. 
  2. Store for up to a week in a sealed container in your fridge. 

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