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Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipe

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This tangy cilantro lime dressing is the perfect salad dressing for your next taco salad. Add avocado or Greek yogurt to make it extra creamy!

I was looking for a new salad dressing that I could whip up quickly and that would go well with arugula when I came across this Creamy Cilantro Dressing recipe. It sounded like the perfect candidate for my chicken, apple and arugula salad.

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How to Make the Cilantro Dressing Extra Creamy

For the best flavor and to make the dressing extra creamy, simply add one avocado. And blend with the remaining ingredients.


The ingredients are simply cilantro, yogurt, lemon or limes, olive oil, salt, pepper and onion powder. And, like I said, for extra creamy (and flavor) and one avocado.

Equipment Needed

The only equipment needed is a blender or food processor. And, of course, a way to cut the lemon or lime and avocado.

Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipe

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Creamy Cilantro Dressing is the perfect topping for your salads, tacos, chicken and more.


  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, stems & leaves
  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 lemon – zest and juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • avocado, optional
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, optional


  1. In a blender, process ingredients until smooth, adding 1-2 tablespoons of water to reach desired consistency.
  2. For extra creamy dressing, add one avocado, and blend well.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

I love this Creamy Cilantro Dressing on salads, spinach, taco salads and even tacos. For a little extra heat, simply add an jalapeño to the dressing and blend.

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I hope you will give this healthy Creamy Cilantro Dressing recipe a try! I’ve also seen similar recipes that included avocados. So, feel free to be creative and let me know how you like it!

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