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Two jars filled with cilantro lime dressing

Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe | Herby + Zesty!

  • Author: Rachel Steenland | The Plant Riot
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Herby + zesty cilantro lime dressing recipe! Perfect for salads, tacos, and even as a tofu marinade! Super simple recipe ready in 5 minutes!



Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • 1 bunch (2 cups) cilantro
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 2 slices onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper
  • 12 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Pinch of salt

Extra Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing with Avocado

  • Add 1/2 ripe avocado too the recipe above


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth and creamy. As needed, stop the food processor and scrap down there sides, then blitz again to combine.
  2. Transfer to a serving container and use as desired (e.g. drizzle over salads, tacos, nachos, or even use to marinate tofu). Enjoy!

Store in a mason jar or airtight container in the fridge, and consume within 3 days.

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