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Cilantro Lime Sauce

Cilantro Lime Sauce. This creamy sauce is loaded up with fresh garlic, cilantro and tart lime juice. This sauce is perfectly cold and tangy for drizzling on tacos, nachos, burritos and salads.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: sauce
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Servings: 6
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Serene


  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 wedge lime juice freshly squeezed


  • Combine the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse until combined and cilantro is blended, no large leaves remain.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Sour Cream & Mayonnaise: can substitute for all sour cream, although the mayonnaise helps to balance the tang from the sour cream. Can also sub with greek yogurt. 


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg