Homemade Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

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Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing - FamilyFreshMeals.com

Thanks to our local farmers market and my booming garden, our summer meals have been  full of beautiful salads.

My girls love ranch dressing, and I can’t get enough cilantro….so I set out to make a mouth-watering Homemade Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing.  After only a couple attempts, I am excited to bring you this super easy, fresh salad dressing.

Homemade Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing


¾ cup light mayo
¾ cup Greek yogurt
2 TBS  lime (juice from)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup cilantro,  chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chives, roughly chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Recipe adapted from : The Teenage Taste


Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and bend until smooth and creamy. Leftovers can be kept in air tight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Cilantro Lime Ranch DressingThe day after I made this, Darryl had asked me to pack him a lighter lunch, knowing he was in for a huge dinner. Salad it is!

Perfect timing to have him try out my Homemade Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing!

Here is his  salad, packed in an EasyLunchbox. The salad dressing is in a  Mini Dipper, along with some fresh raspberries for dessert.

I also had to include a Lunchbox Love Note for my Darryl :)

Lunchbox Love

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Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D

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Homemade Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
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Serves: 10-12
  • ¾ cup light mayo
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 TBS lime (juice from)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and bend until smooth and creamy.

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  1. says

    We’re LOVING this recipe. So nice to see a lightened up version of ranch that the whole family will love. We’d love to hook you up with yogurt for future recipes. Email us at champions [at] chobani dot com to chat more!

    Talk soon!

    Emily from Chobani

  2. Keeley McGuire says

    This looks/sounds awesome!
    Let me ask you a question –
    I know I could use my mindful mayo, to keep it dairy free, but would a plain non-dairy yogurt suffice in lieu of greek? I know the greek adds a bit more ‘sour’ that might be needed for the recipe… Hmm, thinking out loud LOL made need to just try it!!

    • Corey says

      I think it would work out fine Keeley. It might just be a little more thinned out, but the same flavor would still be there :)

  3. Rachel says

    I have a question regarding the mayo. I do not like mayo and was wondering if it would still taste good if I just used all Greek yogurt instead of part mayo and part yogurt?

  4. says

    you had me at cilantro! but lime and greek yogurt too? thank you for sharing, i’ll be trying this soon. have plenty of cilantro in the herb garden, and well, cilantro makes everything better!

  5. Penny says

    So delish! I had all ingredients on hand except the cilantro so I swapped it for some fresh mint and it turned out amazing! Cant wait to get creative with lunches this week!!! Thanks! :)

  6. Christina says

    I bet this is a great recipe for mayo lovers. I actually really don’t like mayo, but I thought all the other flavors would mask it sufficiently–they didn’t. I even added a Serrano pepper to zap my taste buds and distract from the mayo taste. It didn’t work. I ended up putting about a tsp of fiesta ranch spice mix to it, and it made the mayo taste bearable. I would just advise against calling this a “ranch,” because it is definitely a flavored mayo! I think next time I’ll use sour cream and Greek yogurt instead.

  7. JJ says

    This turned out incredible. Good on a salad and as a dip. My only recommendation is to leave out the milk. I found with it, it turned out to be a little too watery for my palate. Other than that, GREAT recipe. Lots of flavor.

  8. Marie says

    LOVE this recipe. I also left out the milk because it became way to watery. I also added a little bit of honey. Gave it just a hint of sweetness and you can also use the honey to dilute the taste of the cilantro and lime (in case you added to much of it)!!! The only issue I have with this is after a few days the dressing gets super watery (even if I initially left out the milk). Any suggestions on how to keep it thick? It will literally just run off my lettuce and it with all pool on the bottom of my bowl.

    • Nadia says

      This is my question as well. How long does it keep, and how do you keep it thick? I guess you could add a bit of yogurt or mayo but maybe there’s a different way? Chia seeds? Let us know, thanks!


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