Looking to dress up your dinner? This creamy Healthy Cilantro Lime Sauce Recipe goes perfectly on just about anything! Made with just a few simple ingredients like greek yogurt + spices, it’s gluten free, low carb and delicious!
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Either you love cilantro or you hate it. There’s no middle ground. I happen to be in the camp of loving it, but if you’re not – don’t say ‘yuck’ and close out of this page just yet, you can totally still make this Healthy Cilantro Lime Sauce and just sub in basil or parsley!
The other day I had a marathon cooking day. I cooked, took photos (and ate) 7 different recipes. All of which will be up here very soon! I think a lot of you know this, but I work full time in addition to running the blog. It can be really challenging to make + take pictures of all of my food after I’ve been at work all day. Usually I’m just too tired, and cooking/eating dinner is just about as much as I want to do. Weekends are my time to get all of my blog work done. (Yes, there is actually a lot of work that goes into blogging.)
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When I was in college I used to meal prep everything on Sunday + get it ready for the week ahead. I had even longer, busier days then. I pretty much burnt myself out on meal prepping though. Back then I would eat the same exact thing evvvvveery day. Until Friday came around and I literally couldn’t even look at whatever was in my tupperware because I was so sick of it. Now I don’t meal prep as much, but when I have long days where I recipe shoot (which results in my fridge being super full for the week ahead!) I’m reminded of how nice it is to not have to cook all week!
As I was making my very last recipe on Sunday night – Adobo Chili Chicken Meatballs (SO yummy!) I had set up everything for the photo.. but they just looked a little blah. I knew they needed something, but I wasn’t sure what. Thankfully Tyler had the idea for this Healthy Cilantro Lime Sauce. I was so tired at that point that even adding everything into the NutriBullet seemed like a monumental task, but I did it – and I’m sooo happy I did. Not only was this the perfect sauce for the meatballs – but I doubled the recipe so I actually had enough for tacos + other meals through out the week. It totally transformed my meals! (And it was so good for dipping these Clean Eating Chicken Tenders in!) Here’s how to make it:
Healthy Cilantro Lime Sauce
Looking to dress up your dinner? This creamy Healthy Cilantro Lime Sauce Recipe goes perfectly on just about anything! Made with just a few simple ingredients like greek yogurt + spices, it's gluten free, low carb and delicious!
- 1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
- 3 tbsp cilantro leaves, chopped
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
In a food processor or blender, puree all ingredients until smooth
Nutrition Facts: 48 Calories Fat: 3g, Carbs: 2 g, Protein: 3g
See what I mean about dipping pretty much anything in it? I can’t wait to share this meatball recipe with you on Sunday. It’s SO good and pairs perfectly with this Healthy Cilantro Lime Sauce. Tyler and I couldn’t stop eating it. I love simple sauces like this, because it’s just proof that you don’t need super fatty/high calorie foods for dipping. Lighter greek yogurt + fresh herbs are all you need for a yummy, healthy sauce!
Now, as I mentioned earlier – I love cilantro and think it goes perfectly with all things, but if you’re not a fan you can totally swap in basil or parsley for the cilantro in the recipe. Both are equally delicious + make a perfect simple dipping sauce or topping for any meal.
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You can get the nutrition facts for this recipe here.