Looking for a delicious sauce to pour over fish tacos or simply dip with a chip? Make my dairy-free/ gluten-free Blender Creamy Cilantro Dressing in minutes!
I came up with this easy recipe for Blender Creamy Cilantro Dressing a few years ago when I was on a dairy-free diet while breastfeeding my dairy-intolerant new born baby! Even after reintroducing dairy back in my life, I loved this dressing so much that I still continue to make this recipe to this day.
I rarely let friends watch me make this because the looks they give me when they see me put mayonnaise in a blender is repulsive. They then second guess me and ask if this will really taste good. I always assure them this will be the best sauce they’ve ever had. After just one bite they can’t believe how delicious the sauce is and apologize for doubting me!
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Lime Juice
In a blender, combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, cumin, garlic, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, water, and salt.
Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
Do I need a blender to make Creamy Cilantro Dressing?
The answer is no. Technically, you do not need a blender. However, I like the cilantro to be pureed and in order to do this it needs to be put into a blender. I’ve made this while on vacation at a rental property that had a basic blender and it worked just fine. Just needed a little bit more time to puree. I also had to stop and use a silicone spatula to push around.
If you don’t own a blender you can use a food processor for this dressing. Just keep in mind you might need to continue to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
What can I use this Creamy Cilantro Dressing on?
Here are just a few ways I love to use this addictive Mexican dressing.
- Cilantro lime dressing for fish tacos – this is the main way we use this dressing.
- Poured on top of a salad
- Drizzled on grilled chicken
- Use as a dip with chips
If you are looking for a dairy-free homemade dressing alternative I hope you’ll give this recipe for Blender Creamy Cilantro Dressing a try!
Blender Creamy Cilantro Dressing
- 1-½ cups Mayonnaise
- 1 Bunch of Cilantro
- 1 tbsp Cumin
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Lime juice
- 2 tbsp Water
- ½ tsp Salt
- In a blender, combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, cumin, garlic, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, water, and salt. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
- Chill the dressing in an airtight container for 30 minutes before serving.