A red bowl with green cilantro lime dressing

Creamy cilantro lime dressing

  • Author: Denise
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes (to blend)
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings (2 Tbsp. each) 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Creamy, addictive cilantro lime dressing with 5 ingredients is the perfect oil-free, dairy-free addition to spice up salads, tacos, burgers, and wraps.



  • ¼ cup raw pepitas, ground
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro (coriander) leaves and stems (about 2 cups loosely packed)
  • ¾ cups lime juice
  • ½ tsp. chili powder (you may want to adjust according to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup, agave syrup or another liquid sweetener


  1. Using a spice grinder or blender, grind ¼ cup pepitas into a powder.
  2. Combine the ground pepitas, coriander, lime juice, chili powder, and maple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Makes about 1 cup.


  • You may find blending easier if you roughly chop the cilantro before adding it to the blender.
  • Keep unused dressing in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Category: Dressings & Condiments
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: cilantro lime dressing