Love the flavor combo of cilantro and lime? This easy 5 minute recipe for cilantro lime dipping sauce is perfect for you! The tart lime and cilantro flavors cut through the milkiness of the cream to give you a light and refreshing sauce for all your dipping pleasures.
You can substitute the sour cream with plain greek yogurt if you want, but I personally prefer using sour cream. The whole recipe take about 5 minutes to prepare.
What Goes Good With Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce?
- Empanadas (or Vegetarian Empanada Rolls)
- Tacos (especially with a strong taco seasoning)
- Burritos, Fajitas, Quesadillas
- Jalapeño Poppers
- French Fries
- Burgers (as a condiment)
The ideas are endless. I’ve even gone as far a putting on some grilled salmon and trying it with rice. How do you like to use this sauce? Let me know in the comments.
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1-2 medium limes juiced
- salt to taste
- Loosely chop the fresh cilantro and add to a bowl. Add to that 1 cup of sour cream and the juice of 1-2 medium limes. Stir well and add salt to taste. For best results, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Making Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce In a Tiny Kitchen
When it comes to clean up, it’s hard to beat this recipe. You’re basically going to end up washing a knife, cutting board, a citrus reamer, bowl, and a spoon. You don’t even need to really measure the ingredients once you make it a few times.
This sauce gets better when it sits, but it’s perfectly delicious right away. If you have the time, it’s a great dip to make about an hour in advance. If I’m going to be serving this with any fried snacks, I usually make it right around when I heat up the oil (or oven). That way by the time all the food is cooked, the flavors had a chance to meld in the fridge. You can make it way in advance and keep it covered in the fridge. I’d give it about 2 days, but beyond that I would question the quality of the cilantro.