Garlic Cilantro Sauce Recipe: Flavor Boost for Your Food

Here’s a creamy garlic sauce that’s full of flavour from cilantro, fresh garlic, lime juice, and sour cream. It’s yummy and goes well with almost anything! Plus, it’s super easy to make and only takes 5 minutes!

You just need a few simple ingredients like garlic, lime juice, cilantro, and onion powder. And the best part? It’s gluten-free, keto/low carb, and vegetarian. If you want to make it vegan, you can use dairy-free sour cream and egg-free mayo.

This garlic cilantro lime sauce is so versatile! You can dip fries, veggies, or chips in it, add it to tacos, or even use it as a salad dressing. It’s great for meal prep too since you can use it in lots of different dishes.

Keep it fresh by storing it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Enjoy this creamy sauce anytime you want a burst of flavour!

Garlic Cilantro Sauce Recipe

Garlic Cilantro Sauce Recipe

This yummy Cilantro Garlic Sauce, is a breeze to make and can be used in lots of ways! You can dip, drizzle, or top with it. Just blend everything in a food processor. I like spreading this creamy cilantro garlic sauce on tacos, like my Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos, Instant Pot Turkey Tacos, or Steak Street Tacos. It's made with simple ingredients and only takes 5 minutes to whip up!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 102 kcal


  • Blender or food processor


  • cup Sour cream you can use full-fat or low-fat
  • cup Mayonnaise use a good quality one like Sir Kensington’s
  • 1 cup Cilantro both leaves and stems, packed
  • Juice from 1-2 limes
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp Onion powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Put the sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and onion powder in your blender or food processor.
  • Blend until the mixture is smooth and there are no chunks of garlic. If the sauce is too thick, add a little water to make it thinner.


  • Sour Cream: You can use either full-fat or low-fat sour cream. Full-fat will make the sauce richer and creamier. Greek yogurt is a good substitute too.
  • Mayonnaise: Choose a high-quality mayonnaise for better flavor.
  • Storage: Keep the sauce in a sealed container or jar in the fridge. It will stay good for up to 4 days.
  • Cilantro Stems: Use the cilantro stems too! They have lots of flavor.
  • Garlic: If raw garlic is too strong for you, roast it in the oven or cook it on the stove to make it milder.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories102 kcal
Saturated Fat4g

What is Garlic Cream Sauce Made Of?

What is Garlic Cream Sauce Made Of?

Garlic cream sauce is usually made with garlic and something creamy like mayonnaise, oil, sour cream, buttermilk, or heavy cream.

Can Cilantro Sauce Be Frozen?

Yes, you can freeze cilantro sauce. It stays good in the fridge for 4-5 days, though it might lose some of its bright green color. If you won’t use it all at that time, just put it in an airtight container and freeze it.

Can I Put Cilantro in Water?

Yes, you can keep cilantro fresh by putting the leaves upright in a cup of cold water. Store the cup in the fridge and check it every 4-5 days, changing the water if needed. This way, cilantro can stay fresh for 2-3 weeks.

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