Whole30 Cilantro Lime Dressing-Easy and Delicious

Insanely delicious, this Cilantro Lime Dressing will wow your tastebuds!


What is this cilantro lime dressing good paired with? It’s great with Mexican dishes. Drizzle it over Mexican rice, use it as the sauce for fajitas, or on tacos! It’s also delicious paired with Puerto Rican papas rellenas (delicious deep fried potato balls) or empanadas! I also love pairing this on my breakfast hashes. Remember, breakfast doesn’t have to be breakfast-y, it’s simply meal one. Put it on eggs too! Speaking of eggs, this would also work so well for deviled eggs. Simply mix the egg yolk with the dip to taste and pipe back into the eggs. Delicious!

Almost anything that already has cilantro in the recipe would pair so well with this. Many Spanish foods have cilantro, but don’t limit it to only Spanish food.

Whole30 Cilantro Lime Dressing

I created this dressing while on a mini Whole30 reset. I love having big time flavor in my meals, and didn’t want to miss out on that just because I was doing a Whole30! My husband absolutely loved it too! I originally made it in advance of chicken fajitas, but most of it ended going on other meals before we made it that far! It’s that good. Some Whole30 ideas to serve this with is Whole30 burgers, dressing for roasted veggies or fries (remember ONLY homade fries are Whole30 compliant!), salad dressing, or dip for tostones! All the while staying Whole30 compliant!

I always tell my Whole30 clients to BYOD (bring your own dressing) to any event or gathering on their Whole30. If you go to an event without being prepared, you’re asking to lose your willpower and fail! Almost any event has salads, and most have veggie trays too. If you bring a this cilantro lime dressing, you’ll have something compliant to top your salad, and dip for your veggies!

By the way, if you’re going to an event on your Whole30, this post is quite helpful and I send it to all my Whole30 clients! It’s my top tips for surviving an event while on a round.

Cilantro Lime Dressing

Delicious dressing that is paleo, whole30, and keto friendly!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dip, Dressing
Cuisine American, Mexican, Spanish


  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 6 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 juice and zest of lime


  • Add all ingredients to the blender. Rough chop the cilantro if needed first.
  • Blend on high speed until thoroughly mixed. Pause to push down ingredients as needed. Enjoy!
Keyword dip, dressing, keto dip, paleo dip, Whole30 dip


When choosing “half a bunch of cilantro”, it’s basically a large handful. If your bunch is thin, you may want to use the entire bunch. Check out the picture to get an idea of the size.

Handful of cilantro for Cilantro Lime Dressing
Handful of Cilantro for Cilantro Lime Dressing

Allergen/Lifestyle Friendly

Another fabulous thing about this Whole30 Cilantro Lime Dressing is that it is EASILY customizable to meet almost any allergy or lifestyle needs. While you absolutely can use any mayonnaise you like, the average store bought mayo has soy as the 1st ingredient, sugar, and inhumanely raised chicken eggs. Not anything I want to be putting in my body on a regular basis!

Using my diy mayo recipe, you get to control exactly what goes inside! It skips the soybean oil, has no added sugar, and you can use any eggs you like. It also is yeast free! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t NEED vinegar to make the mayo emulsify. As someone with a yeast sensitivity, this is great news!

Prefer to buy your mayo, but still unhappy with the leading brands? Look no further than Primal Kitchen mayo! They have Whole30 approved mayo, meaning they meet the standards of being grain, glute, legumes (soy), dairy, and added sugar free! You can order it from Amazon or buy directly from Whole Foods and many grocery stores.

Note that this Whole30 Cilantro Lime Dressing is also paleo friendly and Keto! Pretty cool for those following various lifestyles, or for those who just want to eat clean.

High Fat

Due to mayo containing large quantities of oil, plus the additional avocado oil to thin it out, this recipe is a great source of fat. If you’re on a ketogenic diet, that’s a plus! Keto consists of high fat, low carb choices. But fat is good for us no matter what your diet is. Your brain is made of fat, so don’t starve it by going low-fat! Fat gives you fuel, as well as keeps you full longer. If you find yourself getting hungry in between meals, add fat to your plate! It’s the last to leave the digestive tract, so it gives you that full feeling longer than other foods.


To make this you will need a blender. My personal blender is a Ninja, and I love it! This is similar to the one I use. It’s a high speed blender which is something I use often for sauces like this, or even regular smothies!

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6 thoughts on “Whole30 Cilantro Lime Dressing-Easy and Delicious”

  1. Holy smokes this looks good. I love the flavors of avocado and lime together, and I’ve been wanting to make a dressing like this for chicken salad wraps. I’m glad I found this recipe, thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    This was super easy and tasty!! I think I had a little too much cilantro because itโ€™s pretty green ๐Ÿ˜‚ but definitely tastes good!

    1. thecleanhappylife

      I’m so glad you liked it! Easy and tasty recipes are the best, thank you for trying it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I looooove a good dressing โ€“ especially when itโ€™s super easy like this! Canโ€™t wait to try it out on my salads this week!

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