creamy cilantro spice dressing


creamy cilantro spice dressing. A simple healthy recipe to add to a salad to give it a great kick. |

This is one of my favorite homemade salad dressings (do I say that every time?) I love cilantro and lime together and I am always trying to find new ways to use that combination. This dressing not only has the great flavors of cilantro and lime, it also has a nice kick with addition of cayenne and cumin. If you don't like spicy things, don't worry. This is not too spicy.

This is actually a creamy, kicked-up version of my 7 ingredient cilantro lime vinaigrette. By just adding 3 ingredients to that dressing, you will get this wonderful creamy dressing that gives a whole new dimension to a taco salad.


1 bunch of fresh cilantro - washed and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 Tbsp. light flavored oil
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 tomatillo (optional), finely diced
1/2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne
1/2 cup sour cream*


You can either whisk this by hand in a medium bowl or use a food processor or immersion blender (my personal favorite).
If you choose the food processor route, add everything but the sour cream.
Pulse until all the ingredients are well combined.
Put the dressing in a bowl and add the sour cream and mix in by hand.

* You can try this with plain yogurt or plain greek yogurt as well. I have done it, but I find it is a bit too sweet for me. If you wanted to try it with yogurt, omit the honey and only add in small amounts until it gets to a sweetness you like.