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Cilantro Lime Sauce

Easiest Cilantro Lime Sauce is fresh, vibrant , full of flavor and one of the best sauce for all your tacos. It is creamy, spicy, sour with a hint of garlic and elevates any taco recipe to new heights.

A food processor with fresh cilantro, jalapeños, garlic, sour cream and mayo ready to be processed

It is a taco night.

My family loves taco nightsChicken tacos, Fish tacos, Shrimp tacos, Chickpea tacos, or Cauliflower tacos. It is a clean plate club (borrowing this from one of my favorite Youtube cooking channel – Binging with Babish)

Tacos are delicious, customizable and you get to eat with your hands. How fun!

Cilantro Lime Sauce for tacos –

  • Fresh
  • Spicy
  • Sour
  • Creamy
  • Garlicky
  • No cooking
  • Tastes amazing


Sour cream – Full fat or reduced fat is good. If you want to make it touch healthier, then use half plain greek yogurt and half sour cream

Mayonnaise – Essential for a creamy cilantro lime sauce

Cilantro – Fresh, washed and patted dry

Jalapeños – Use as much or as little as you like. You could remove seeds if you like it less spicy.

Garlic – 1 to 3 garlic cloves

Lime juice – Freshly squeezed

Salt – as required

A food processor with Mexican sauce for tacos

How to make Cilantro Lime Sauce for Tacos?

Add all ingredients into a food processor and process until ALMOST finely ground (It is best when you are able to still see the tiny cilantro pieces )

Done and DONE.

This is a basic cilantro lime dressing for tacos and if you make a lot of Mexican foods like us, then this is gonna be one of your favorite just like the Avocado Jalapeño Crema.

What is cilantro sauce made of?

Cilantro sauce is made of sour cream, fresh cilantro and lime juice. Jalapeños are added in some recipes.

More no-cook recipes: Almond Butter Bars, Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats, Chickpea Salad, Chocolate Hummus, Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich, Date and Almond Candy, Cashew Mint Chutney and Chicken Taco Seasoning.

A hand holding a black spoon, trying to take some cilantro lime sauce from a blue bowl. there are limes and cilantro for garnish

Keeping track of all the Mexican foods around here?

Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl

Cheesy Instant Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Mexican Spiced Chicken for Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas or Salads

Chickpea Burrito Bowl

Chickpea Lettuce wraps

Spicy Chicken Ranch Quesadilla

Mexican Style Avocado Toast with Scrambled Eggs

Yield: 1 and 1/2 cups

Cilantro Lime Sauce

Cilantro Lime Sauce

Easiest Cilantro Lime Sauce is fresh, vibrant , full of flavor and one of the best sauce for all your tacos. It is creamy, spicy, sour with a hint of garlic and elevates any taco recipe to new heights.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups cilantro (lightly packed)
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 large jalapeño (remove seeds if you like it less spicy) 
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste

Equipment used


Add all ingredients into a small food processor or blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Refrigerate until ready to use.


Jalapeño - Add more for more spicy and reduce if you are not into spicy foods.

Consistency - This sauce is best when it is not completely ground. You want to see tiny specs of cilantro.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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