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cilantro garlic lime sauce in wooden bowl
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5 from 6 votes

Cilantro Garlic Lime Sauce Recipe

Mayonnaise and sour cream based sauce filled with garlic, cilantro lime
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: latin
Servings: 10
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Cari


  • ¾ Of a bunch of cilantro rinsed and stems removed
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Cup of sour cream
  • Cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon of sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne powder


  • Place the cilantro and juice in a food processor and pulse until the cilantro is completely minced.
  • Add the garlic, salt, black pepper, cayenne to the processor and pulse to get everything incorporated.
  • Lastly, add the sour cream and mayonnaise to the processor and pulse until smooth and creamy.



You can make this sauce upto 2 days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator
If you're looking for a vegan option to this sauce, simply swap out the mayonnaise and sour cream for their vegan counterparts.
If you love this sauce but aren't a big cilantro fan, feel free to use less cilantro.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg