Low-Calorie Cilantro Dressing

July 16, 2023

If you’re a cilantro lover like me, you know there’s something magical about this vibrant green herb. And, you might just find yourself sprinkling chopped cilantro over EVERYTHING! But let’s face it, cilantro can be a bit intimidating – you either love it or hate it. Some people describe its flavor as refreshing and citrusy, while others claim it tastes like soap (I don’t get that at all, but we can still be friends). This Low-Calorie Cilantro Dressing has strong and delicious flavors bursting out!

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Making the Dressing:

The best part about this Low-Calorie Cilantro Dressing is its simplicity. All you need to do is gather your ingredients and blend them together in a blender until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt (or 1 1/2 if you prefer it saltier)
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

This recipe yields approximately 16 heaping tablespoons of dressing. The best part? Two heaping tablespoons of this creamy goodness contain just 35 calories! Yes, you read it right – it’s a low-calorie indulgence that won’t make you feel guilty.

You can find the recipe for this Tostadas with Refried Beans here

Irresistibly Delicious Low-Calorie Cilantro Dressing

This dressing is so lip-smacking good that you’ll find yourself making multiple batches to keep in the fridge for a few days. It’s not just for drizzling – we pour it over salads, grain bowls, tacos, sandwiches, and pretty much anything that could use a burst of flavor. It keeps well for 4 days in the fridge, it’s perfect to make ahead for parties and dinners.

Whether you’re a cilantro lover or a cilantro skeptic, this Creamy Cilantro Dressing is worth a try. Its fresh and zesty flavor makes it a delightful addition to any meal.

Low-Calorie Cilantro Dressing

Recipe by Raquel QuevedoCourse: Dips and DressingsCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy


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Each serving is 2 heaping tablespoons


  • 1/2 yellow onion

  • 1 (or 2 if you like it garlicky) cloves garlic

  • 1 tsp salt (you may need to add another 1/2 teaspoon depending on your taste)

  • Juice from one lemon

  • 1 cup cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Blend all ingredients in a blender.
  • Store dressing in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Mix with a spoon before serving

Please be aware that the information provided with this recipe is intended solely for general informational purposes. While we have tried to accurately test this recipe and present precise measurements and instructions, individual results may vary due to differences in ingredient types, cooking equipment, or preparation techniques.The nutritional information accompanying this recipe is not intended as dietary or medical advice. For any specific health or nutritional inquiries, please consult a registered dietitian or healthcare professional. We disclaim any liability for inaccuracies or misrepresentation of the provided information. We encourage users to approach this recipe with a mindful understanding that cooking is both an art and a science, and to use their best judgment in the kitchen.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories35
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 3.4g 6%
    • Total Carbohydrate 1.3g 1%
      • Sugars 0.5g

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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