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Cilantro Lime Sauce Recipe

Make this cilantro lime sauce recipe easily and with just a few ingredients. Goes great with shrimp tacos or on your favorite salad!
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 8
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic quartered
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced
  • salt/pepper


  • In a food processor or blender, combine the sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, green onions, salt and pepper.
  • Process/puree until creamy. Pour into a container, cover and chill until ready to serve.


  • To spice things up, add red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, jalapenos, hot sauce or diced green chiles to the mixture before pureeing.
  • Add a few tablespoons of olive oil for added flavor.
  • Add sweetness by adding a touch of maple syrup or honey.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days in the fridge.
  • Don't discard your bunch of cilantro! Hang onto it so you can make another batch of this dressing.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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